Museum of Prehistoric Thira

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Museum of Prehistoric Thira

Museum of Prehistoric Thira
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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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Mike X
Chicago, IL1,793 contributions
Combo ticket ftw
May 2021 • Couples
Great way to kill 45 minutes before the next bus comes. It's 1 minute away from the bus station and centrally located in Fira. IMPORTANT: If you are planning to ALSO go to Akrotiri or Ancient Thera, make sure you buy the 15 euro combo ticket. It includes all 3 sites. I think it's best to see this site first before Akrotiri because it houses some frescos from the ruins. Then when you visit Akrotiri you'll see which buildings it came from.
Written May 30, 2021
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455blue55
Poland7 contributions
You must to be there
Sep 2020
You need to visit that museum when on Santorini. I reccommend to visit it after visiting lost Atlantis museum. True meeting with very old history of Santorini island
Written December 18, 2020
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mélanie s
Montpellier, France7 contributions
Very good
Oct 2020 • Couples
Nice museum with explanations in greek and english / lot of ancient potteries , jugs, jars and wall colourish paintings very impressive / permit to understand better the History of the island
Written October 26, 2020
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MarcusHurley
Bristol, UK7,043 contributions
Superb museum to set the island's history in context
Oct 2020
The Museum of Prehistoric Thira was very different to the Archeology Museum and had a lot of the finds from the excavations of ancient Thira. There was a timeline route to follow and plenty of descriptions and information in English.

The wall paintings were really quite incredible, as was the pottery. Especially taken in context that it was nearly 4000 years old and we didn't reach that level of sophistication until the Romans forced it upon us nearly 2000 years later. We spent nearly an hour there before wandering back to the hotel.
Written October 8, 2020
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linascorza
Washington DC, DC11 contributions
Great museum. A must for anyone interested in Minoan history and art
Sep 2020
Great museum. A must for anyone interested in Minoan history and art. Highlights from the collection include the frescoes from the ancient city of Akrotiri, the gold ibis statuette, and fossils of olove leaves and olives from the time the volcano erupted in the 17 C BC.
Written October 4, 2020
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apars0n
Manchester, UK576 contributions
Small but perfectly formed
Sep 2020
Interesting museum near the Fira bus station. 6 euros, open 8.30-15.30 (and it IS open now (Sept 2020).
Worth visiting for the wall paintings alone, although many other interesting discoveries from the Akrotiri site makes this museum well worth the visit
Written September 15, 2020
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Roxxy G
Sydney, Australia169 contributions
so much history on this beautiful island
Oct 2019
One of the better museums, really enjoyed our time there. Lots of interesting artifacts. Easy to get to and worthwhile.
Written September 5, 2020
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Lu B
9 contributions
Good
Jul 2020 • Family
It has odd opening hours and there was a queue when we arrived but there's a shaded area with benches to wait in. It was actually quite an interesting museum and I usually find this stuff boring. Worth a visit.
Written July 30, 2020
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annaparn
Piraeus, Greece10,066 contributions
An excellent museum that “describes” the course of Thera in prehistoric times
Jun 2020 • Couples
It is located in the city center of Fira, easy accessible by car with parking nearby. The exhibition is referring to the history of research at Thera, the island’s history from the Late Neolithic to the Late Cycladic I period. Although it’s small, various aspects are presented such as the plan and architecture of the city and its organization. It’s closed on Thursdays and the ticket costs 6€ for adults and 3€ for students
Written July 7, 2020
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Byron Chong
Soledad, CA41 contributions
Well curated compact museum
Jul 2019
This well curated compact museum gave us the history of the island, with large and small artifacts. Featured were some murals from the archaeological sites Recommended if you 're going to sites.
Written March 14, 2020
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