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Museum of Prehistoric Thera

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Address: Mitropoleos | Fira, Fira 847 00, Greece
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Phone Number: 30 22860 23217
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Using finds from various excavations, this museum traces the course of...

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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This place is a bit out of the way if you don't have transport and believe it gets overlooked... It so worthwhile to learn about the ancient world and see the hard work of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a bit out of the way if you don't have transport and believe it gets overlooked... It so worthwhile to learn about the ancient world and see the hard work of the archaeologists to bring back to life this ancient civilisation... Make sure you get a guide to explain things but there is heaps of signs to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well curated and interesting museum. Good explanation of the exhibits and some amazing artefacts. For those in summer...also has airconditioning :P

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were astounded by the archaeological foundings of 17th century BC. It is unbelievable what greek people had accomplished and how much developed were their cities.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a museum that one must visit.It would much more helpful if you have visited the archaeological site of Akrotiri especially with a guide.Then you will find yourself in the pleasant position of understanding what these precious Ancient Greek artifacts are all about and you will be able to make links with the Ancient Greek prehistoric town.Be ready for... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The work people have done on this site is wonderful and it's so exciting to be there on the spot with all the history behind it, very well documented, the people are very friendly and the place could use support for the research

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting museum. It is small so you need no more then an hour to see this. If you first go to Akrotiri you see things in a better perspective.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful and well preserved. Must see! Small museum with great AC, which is important in Santorini in August.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is kind of tucked away and is definitely a hidden gem! We visited after going to the archaeological dig at Akrotiri. The museum houses artifacts that came from the excavation at Akrotiri. Everything is beautifully displayed and I highly recommend going to the excavation prior to the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In almost every Greek city you will find these little museums with artifacts of the particular area's past. Commonly, you find pottery, frescos, tombstone and other funerary memorabilia, and samples of jewelry. Each of these little museums helps paint a picture of life in an earlier time in that area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must during your visit to santorini, history of this amazing island is fantastic.. This is a must

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