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“Interesting Museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Prehistoric Thera

Museum of Prehistoric Thera
Mitropoleos St. | Fira, Fira 847 00, Greece
30 22860 23217
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Fira
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Using finds from various excavations, this museum traces the course of prehistoric Thira from the late Neolithic to the late Cycladic I period.
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“Interesting Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

This small Museum is worth visiting especially if you have visited the site in Akrotiri because it competes your visit. It is in the center of Fira and houses a rich collection of artifacts and frescoes which were removed from Akrotiri while the most impressive ones are displayed in the National Museum of Athens. What made it very interesting for us was our tour guide Dimitra who had given us the guided tour in Akrotiri and gave us also a highly interesting tour in the museum.

Visited September 2012
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“Worth the extra bus ride”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

This site is well laid out and presented. It provides a glimpse into the past and also helps visitors understand the process of archaeology. After touring the site, it's worth taking a short walk to the beach as you wait for your return bus.

Visited November 2012
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“Breathtaking exhibits, intelligently and attractively presented”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

A truly excellent, modern, and well-organized museum. Wonderful exhbits were well selected to give a representive view of life on Thira in the Bronze Age. Standout pieces were the bird-necked vases and an exquisite offertory table decorated with dolphins and other marine life. Fresco fragments were beautiful too, and the information about fresco painting was spot-on. The whole collection was put in context by the geological and volcanic background information. Overall, all the interpretive labelling was very informative and not at all dumbed down (as it can be in some UK museums).

Visited October 2012
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“Great Museum in Thera”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We went to the museum on Sunday 28th Oct. The entry was free. The museum is closed on Monday. Good collection from Akrotiri and rightly chronicles the human civilization development from neolithic age till the volcanic eruption devastated Akrotiri in the Mycanean period. A must see. Should take maximum about an hour.

Visited October 2012
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“Delight to see, if you like ancient history and art.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Delight to see, if you like ancient history. A great life and art insight into period 3,000-4,000 B.C. and a fantastic culture.

Many artifacts, wall paintings, ancient tools, vases, pots etc to see. The museum's buidling itself is a nice and modern.

Cheap tickets and leaflet provided.
I did enjoy the museum permanent exhibition.
Highly recommeded!

Visited August 2012
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