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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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Mitropoleos | Fira, Fira 847 00, Greece
+30 2286 023217
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Reviewed yesterday

We LOVED the chance to see the real frescos from the ancient Akrotiri we had seen earlier in the trip. The museum is small but worth the trip to see the fisherman alone. What an amazing site. So much history... summed up in a few...More

Thank NatalieTanner
Reviewed yesterday

Great museum, especially if you also combine it with a visit to the Akrotiri Excavations. If you can visit during the early hours so you can avoid the crowds. Definitely a must see in Santorini.

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Please read up on the pre-historic Thera history before coming. Otherwise get a tour guide so they can tell your additional info you can't read in books. Not adviced to visit when cruise ships are around. Just too many tour groups blocking the pathway and...More

Thank eelayne
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum is worth a visit if you are interested in the ancient history of Santorini. Some of the pottery and the frescos are amazing as well as being recognisable and iconic! Not a very big museum so you don't need to leave too much...More

Thank Fia13x
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a nice museum with lovely findings from Akrotiri. We were glad that we visited here before we toured Akrotiri. There were no crowds on a weekday morning. Save yourself a few Euros and buy a ticket here that incudes the entrance to Akrotiri....More

Thank MRSMannersPortland
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Go early to avoid the crowds. Amazing history. We wanted a tour guide, but they were all busy. We will go again, but with a private guide to get a more information and history.

Thank MnMMLM
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very nice place to discover the history of Greece and Santorini. We loved it but the waiting line was too much!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

No visit to the ruins of Akrotiri is complete without seeing all the discoveries housed in this museum, just across from the bus depot in Fira. Hundreds of pieces of pottery ( most intact ), and everyday tools show the wide range of trade with...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely and well curated museum. This was a great surprise amidst the souvenir shops etc in Fira. Loved this museum!

Thank Ellie E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice display of items from Arkotiri and some other areas. Some really need vases, pans and bronze items. They have wall paintings, and helped gave a way to visualize how they looked.Building doesn't have air conditioning so be prepared.

Thank Audrey D
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Kayleigh B
Where can you buy the combination ticket for The Museum of Prehistoric Thera/Akrotiri?
October 13, 2016|
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Response from Urša K | Reviewed this property |
At the museum - either at Akrotiri or in Fira.
Is there parking close by
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.