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Museum of Prehistoric Thera

Mitropoleos | Fira, Fira 847 00, Greece
+30 2286 023217
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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
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“wall paintings” (101 reviews)
“bronze age” (24 reviews)
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Mitropoleos | Fira, Fira 847 00, Greece
+30 2286 023217
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Reviewed 2 days ago

After visiting Akrotiri we decided to visit the museum. The displays were beautiful and fascinating, I finally saw in person things I had only seen in books or on tv. Loved it

Thank Londonjule
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This small museum is well worth a visit. It is easy to reach on foot for cruise ship visitors. After a very nice lunch on the main walking street we thoroughly enjoyed this Archeological and Prehistoric Museum.

Thank Douglas W
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was very interesting. We did it as part of a day tour and our guide was very knowledgeable. i don't think you would find it as interesting without a guide to explain certain things.

Thank careybc
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love museums like this, I can never get use to old pots...everywhere. The museum is easy to navigate and has workers sitting/ standing around willing to talk to you and teach you about this the exhibit. The artwork is amazing!! It is awesome how...More

Thank adefer88
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with no great expectation but this has many of the finds from the excavation at Akrotiri and it was fascinating. Beautiful well preserved wall decorations were the highlight for me but there are lots of other interesting things to see as well.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly, helpful staff. The displays are well presented and a great help in understanding our earlier visit to ancient Akrotiri. Not a huge museum but perfect for my attention span, the whole family loved it.

Thank metrips
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went as part of the 4 day pass. We hadn't realized that most places on the pass didn't open on mondays but this museum was opened! Very interesting to see the artifacts from that time! You can take pictures of the objects but you...More

Thank Pilly05
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellently preserved artifacts from the Akrotiri archaelogical site on display in this small museum. Truly amazing stuff, and only takes about 45 minutes to see it all. Add it to your to-do list!

Thank Pam A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent, small museum. Good explanation in Greek and English, maybe sometimes not perfectly translated, but OK. Presentation of archaeological finds of various ages, from fossilised leaves of olive trees - 60.000 years old - to small Cycladic statues and pottery with painted swallows, but what...More

Thank mauro_ts_it
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just came back from our visit to this museum. Loads of amazing artifacts found in Akrotiri and detailed information. €6 per person was well worth it.

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Aditi B
October 10, 2017|
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Response from ishaylum | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it is a small museum. If you are keen, it may take you 30mins to 1 hour. There is not very much to see.
Kayleigh B
October 13, 2016|
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Response from Urša K | Reviewed this property |
At the museum - either at Akrotiri or in Fira.
September 8, 2016|
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Response from sunjan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is "backyard outdoor parking" within walking distance. I'm not allowed to post URLs here, but go to google maps, choose Earth/satellite view, and you can immediately spot the parking areas with the many cars.