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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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Opportunity to Study Replicas in Detail

3D copies of the Akrotiri wall paintings. It was nice to view realistic replicas in peace, without the many visitors. I wish there was an actual brochure, rather than the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Once you exit the cable car at the top of Fira, the Santozeum is a great look back in time at the history that won't take much time out of your day. When you leave here head up to To Kafenia wine bar for an AMAZING view and taste some local beers and wines. I'm a beer person, so the... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

3D copies of the Akrotiri wall paintings. It was nice to view realistic replicas in peace, without the many visitors. I wish there was an actual brochure, rather than the photocopied binder I received after asking.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

All exhibits are copies. It is situated in Fira on a popular route with tourists. It is very small. I would not have any regrets if I did not visit it.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The murals on the walls allow you to understand how fantastic Akrotiri would have been. It is only small, but that suited us. I enjoyed the video which was very interesting. Worth going to alongside your visit to Akrotiri, the museum of Thira in town, of and the archeological museum in Athens (if you can), so you can see everything... More 

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Tromso, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This museum is just copies of the real wall paintings found in Akrotiri. If you can not see the real thing it is not worth paying for, one can just watch it on the internet. The information in the handouts was quite interesting though.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a collection of full-sized reproductions of ALL of the (spectacular) wall paintings from the 17th c. BC site of Akrotiri. Only a few of the originals are on display; most are either in storage or are actively being restored. Seeing all of them, arranged to help you visualize their setting in the ancient buildings, is wonderful. Entrance fee... More 

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Reading, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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