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Megaro Gyzi Museum

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Address: Fira 847 00, Greece
Phone Number: 302286023077
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The Cultural Centre “Megaro Gyzi” is housed in Megaro Gyzi, one of the few...

The Cultural Centre “Megaro Gyzi” is housed in Megaro Gyzi, one of the few 17th century old family mansions. The Megaro Gyzi Museum is situated in the Halls of the Cultural Centre, where five Permanent Exhibitions are hosted: An exhibition of authentic engravings with maps, landscapes and dresses of the Cycladic islands from the 15th to 19th century. An exhibition of old manuscripts from late 16th to 19th century. A collection of paintings and photographs of Santorini. Open May through October.

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Well Worth An Hour

If you can endure the narrow streets full of tourists, tacky shops and bars and the donkey poo, you soon come to a delightful oasis near the cable car station, that at first sight... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Paphos, Cyprus
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Paphos, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can endure the narrow streets full of tourists, tacky shops and bars and the donkey poo, you soon come to a delightful oasis near the cable car station, that at first sight looks like a rather tasteful shop selling wood carvings. Once inside for a small fee you can explore this lovely little museum that explains how this... More 

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was great to duck into this little museum after a hot day of being jostled around by the throng of tourists that seem to over run the island. It is lovely but it is tiny...the title "museum" does not seem appropriate...but it is a nice mansion/home that has a few interesting exhibits.

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Thank SixpackDC
Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum about the history of Santorini is housed in a beautiful old building, one of the few that survived the earthquake. It has historic manuscripts from the various eras of Santorini and explanations about its geological evolution. One of the most interesting exhibitions for us, were the photographs taken of the island before and after the earthquakes. A short... More 

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Thank Dorit S
Volos, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant place to visit with a very kind personel at the entrance. Clean, beautiful place with pictures of maps, traditional dresses, buildings after earthquakes, e.t.c. Really worth a visit. (entrance free-1.5euro- 3euro)

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Thank KSpyridoula
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stumbled upon this walking into town. An old Venetian merchants house from the 19 the century that survived the earthquake. Charming but gives insight into the times.

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Thank Lyndy3187
Trieste, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Small, yet interesting museum, located in a historical mansion near the Catholic cathedral. Its main theme is local and Greek history, with a particular focus on the time period that begins with the early modern era. I particularly enjoyed seeing the 18th century (or older!) litographies, handwritten letters and maps. Great little spot, especially if you're interested in history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Stumbled upon this place by accident but glad I did. Some really interesting photos, old letters and art. Gives you an idea of Santorini in the old days. Only paid 1.50 as I am a student but 3 euro entry for non students is also good value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

We sought this place out and was not disappointed. Great pictures of the earthquake from 1956 and very old records of the dealings of the people on Santorini.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The building in which the museum is housed is lovely, and is part of the church - and, I think one room was initially the basement. It is an architectural delight and well worth the visit for the building alone. The exhibits are lovely, especially the old prints of Fira and photos of the 1940 eruption of the volcano ...... More 

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Kapan, Armenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

It is 2 floor building and situated in Fira. Museum have interesting pictures of Santorini, and some old documents, letters and so on.

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