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“2000 BC INTERESTING & INFORMATIVE” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Santozeum Museum

The Santozeum Museum
Caldera Path, Fira, Greece
+30 6939763399
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Ranked #6 of 8 Attractions in Fira
Type: Museums
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Owner description: Contains copies and descriptions of Akotiri frescoes and video presentation on Princeton computer project that helped piece the artifacts.
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“2000 BC INTERESTING & INFORMATIVE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

My wife and I liked all the pieces, especially those which we knew learning history. Myself being an Italian I really loved the Greek-Roman pieces.Don't miss it.

Visited September 2013
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“Interesting replicas of the Akrotiri frescoes”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Visit only if you aren't visiting the originals at the Museum of Prehistoric Thira or the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. This site is made of tourists and is 5 Euros each. Well done but small.

Visited September 2013
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“Closed without notice”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We tried to see the Museum but failed. The two days we checked it, it was closed without any explanation. The opening hours on the door showed it should be open but it simply wasn't. Either they were waiting until more people came queuing up or they had simply decided that June was too early to open at all. Even more odd because staff at the Prehistoric Thira Museum recommended we take a look at the video presentation...

Visited June 2013
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“Quite appalling value”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Nothing in this museum is worth the EUR5 entry fee, which is as much as you have to pay to see Akrotiri and more than the EUR3 fee at the two museums in Fira which are much more interesting. This is an 'ersatz' experience from the word go, with a small selection of reproductions of pictures found in Akrotiri and other sites displayed in five or six rooms on a single floor. You can see most of these pictures in the Prehistoric Museum anyway. There was a modern art video playing on a loop, which was mildly interesting but there was no explanation what it was about, who it was by or why it was being displayed alongside all the pseudo-ancient material.

Visited June 2013
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“Don't miss it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I'd seen the wall paintings in the National Museum in Athens and at the Prehistoric Thira Museum, but still found this collection of reproductions well worth a visit. The printed guide is really interesting and helped me find details I'd never noticed before. It's useful to visit before you go to the site at Akrotiri, to help you tune in to the culture.

Visited June 2013
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