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Address: Caldera Path, Fira, Greece
Phone Number: +30 6939763399
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Contains copies and descriptions of Akotiri frescoes and video presentation...

Contains copies and descriptions of Akotiri frescoes and video presentation on Princeton computer project that helped piece the artifacts.

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Very good reproductions of Akrotiri wall paintings

The original wall paintings from Akrotiri are now mainly in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens (and others are in the Museum of Prehistoric Thera just a few streets... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Who can be surprised that the staff of a public museum in Greece are unhappy. Why should they pretend otherwise? There are several lovely things in this museum, but be prepared to encounter miserable museum workers

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The Santozeum brings to the fullness of life the wonders you see in the Museum of Prehistoric Thera. You can get closer to more complete versions of the amazing images you saw in the museum, as well as others moved to National Archaeological Museum in Athens or elsewhere or not on display at all. You can go right up to... More 

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Thank Hawk470
Pune, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

The entry fee was over priced. Nothing to visit inside apart from a handful of paintings. Not worth spending the money..

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Ellsworth, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

For the very first time I visited Santozeum. In previous years I visited another museum in Fira, "The Prehistoric City of Akrotiri on Thera". This time I happened to meet some other tourists who were on their way and I joined them. As a former Art History major, I was very impressed . Many of them were found in the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

The original wall paintings from Akrotiri are now mainly in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens (and others are in the Museum of Prehistoric Thera just a few streets away) but these reproductions are very good and give a good idea of what Akrotiri was like at its' peak.

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Thank John P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Really worth a visit.Amazing view and taste some local beers and wines. Excellent spot for photos.The staff was very helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I visited in May as part of a small group (20 of us). The museum was actually closed to the public as they were hosting a conference, but when our leader asked if we could possibly take a quick look, the charming owner welcomed us in, and had various items of equipment (screens & suchlike) moved so that we could... More 

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Thank Jim_Cleary
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This a pretty small museum and there are only about 10 displays but it was interesting and a nice space. It isn't a must-see so if your time is limited then this could wait

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Really worth a visit. The reproductions of the original wall paintings are particularly interesting if you have already visited the archaeological site at Akrotiri.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Interesting little museum that recreates the frescos from Akrotiri and shows how all the individual pieces were scanned to help build pictures. Not as impressive as other archaeological sites on the island.

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