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The Santozeum Museum

Caldera Path, Fira, Greece
+30 6939763399
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Ranked #5 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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Finksburg, Maryland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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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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Victoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

After visiting the archaeological site of Akrotiri, I was delighted to be able to see these recreations of the wall frescoes. Each is extraordinary in colour, story telling, style. And the view from the museum is brilliant - I still have it as my screen saver.

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Reading
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

A few, well presented rooms of wall art. Although they are photo-reproductions you would never know. Essential viewing if you've been to Arkotriri

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I guess I gave it 5 stars purel because of it's location: the most beautiful location for a museum in the world as it is set on caldera in this very beautiful old house. However the money I paid at the entrance were money down the drain: very little exhibits and these are reproductions. I guess they still give you... More

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