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The Santozeum Museum

Caldera Path, Fira, Greece
+30 6939763399
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Ranked #6 of 7 Attractions in Fira
Type: Museums
Description: Contains copies and descriptions of Akotiri frescoes and video presentation on Princeton computer project that helped piece the artifacts.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The frescos of the archeological site of Akrotiri displayed in their greatness. Yes, as replicas but nevertheless it gives a good impression how the original look must have been in those days (as done at Knosos, Crete). Visit Akrotiri first, next this (small) museum and see the real stuff afterwards in the Archeological and Prehistorical musea of Fira.

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Bromley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stumbled upon this place our last day in Fira. For 5 euros you get to look at recreations of wall painting from ancient Thira and a chance to see how the originals were painstakingly assembled from fragments. There is also a wonderful outdoor terrace shaded from the sun in the afternoon so this is a perfect refuge from the... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I loved my visit to the Santozeum. I especially enjoyed the booklet they lend you. It contains a wealth of information about the wall paintings and it made me appreciate the little details I wouldn't have noticed otherwise. It's a shame they are replicas, but at the same time, you can get much closer and observe them without a glass... More

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Finksburg, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Very interesting reproductions of ancient fresco's. Their very real looking and the techniques used to creat them was shown. Pretty neat. Go see for yourself. Worth while.

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I know there are a lot of places on earth worth seeing, but on Santorini, this is the place to visit, in my opinion. The frescos are beautiful, the building is amazing, the only problem is that you have to take your own pictures, there are no catalogues available, the only information you get is written on a piece of... More

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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Although they are replicas on the ancient ones, great care has been taken to make them look antique. It is a chance to envision how a whole room may have looked as were lived in centuries ago. Excellent spot for photos.

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yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The wonders of modern technology! This museum has replicas of wall paintings from the ancient city of Akritiri on Santorini, exceptionally well set off and in a stunning setting. It is an oasis of calm in the hustle and bustle of Fira. I also strongly recommend a visit to Akrotiri, which is an exceptional museum and really gives a feel... More

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Fira, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Then go to the actual archeological dig in Atokiri, then back to Fira to the Prehistoric Museum! R.B.

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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Although the original frescos are in proper museums elsewhere these reproductions are beautifully made and give you a real flavour of what they were like when first made.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We stumbled on the Santozeum whilst walking through Fira. It was a real delight to find the restored paintings, as well as a video that explained how they were restored. Take a few minutes to take in the views from the terrace outside the main building. Also the "conveniences" were spotlessly clean, so if in need......

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