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Address: Caldera Path, Fira, Greece
Phone Number: +30 6939763399
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Description: Contains copies and descriptions of Akotiri frescoes and video...
Contains copies and descriptions of Akotiri frescoes and video presentation on Princeton computer project that helped piece the artifacts.
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Good try but the entrance fee is high

If you have no time to visit the Prehistoric Museum of Thira, Santozeum is a worth try to replace it. There are 3D copies of all the frescoes from Akrotiri you would see at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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Reading, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is a VERY small museum which does not warrant the rather high entrance fee. Some rooms were closed off even though there was more than adequate staff for the number of visitors - there were six of us total.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

If you have no time to visit the Prehistoric Museum of Thira, Santozeum is a worth try to replace it. There are 3D copies of all the frescoes from Akrotiri you would see at the Museum and at National Archaeological Museum in Athens. Probably it's more interesting to those who are into archaeology or history. Of course you see that... More 

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Oxnard, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Our guide book said the reproduction of the Akritori wall paintings were in the conference center but after two days of searching the conference center was never open. We decided to walk further into Fira and saw a sign for the wall paintings in a different area. We paid the fee and were given a binder with pages describing the... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The experience of seeing these beautiful wall murals from ancient Thira still resonates with me weeks after the event. You'll see full size reproductions of the originals which were buried beneath layers of pumice during the eruption which created the caldera of Santorini. What struck me was the faithful renderings of actual animals of people and animals which existed on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Nice little museum housing murals painstakingly reassembled from Prehistoric Thira (the archeological site is WELL worth a visit). The explanatory materials are a bit clumsy to navigate through and it was quite hot in the galleries but the murals themselves are fascinating and well worth a look. Two films are shown, one an interesting one about the restoration process and... More 

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NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

It costs 5 euro to visit this museum which we found as we were wandering around Thera. It is very small and will take about 20-25 minutes to go through all the exhibits if you go slowly. They have some interesting frescos paintings on display.

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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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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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