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Museum of Prehistoric Thera
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Santorini Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Oia and Fira, including Museum of...
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Owner description: Using finds from various excavations, this museum traces the course of prehistoric Thira from the late Neolithic to the late Cycladic I period.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

We went on a Sunday & for some reason it was a free day, so we saved the 3 Euro admission price.
The museum is compact & won't take too long to go around, but it is very well laid out & the information is also in English.
Has mainly items from Akrotiri but some other stuff too.

Visited October 2012
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“Small but comprehensive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

Thsi museum sums some of the archeological findings which didn't go to Athens.
For history lovers, it's a must.
Beautifull artifacts but more explanation could be given.
At time of visit (early june) it was closed in the afternoon.

Visited June 2012
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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“Great little museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

This is an excellent museum of artifacts mainly from Akrotiri. It's well laid-out and the range of the collection provides an excellent illustration of the level of civilization that existed on the island.
Some famous artifacts are in the National Archeological Museum in Athens but this museum is well worth a visit and makes a break from the crowds of shoppers in downtown Fira.

Visited October 2012
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Florida
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“Excellent small museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

Well-chosen exhibits from Akrotiri and elsewhere.

Small enough to see and absorb without getting museum fatigue.
The exhibits give you insight into the pre-eruption civilization which is hard to see in Acrotiri itself.

Visited October 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Thera Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

This is a wonderful complement either before or after your trip to Akrotiri. The cost is 3 Euros and is a bargain. Nice size with an abundance of wonderful artifacts taken from Akrotiri, with the rest being sent to the Athens museum. Air conditioned in the heart of the city, it was a wonderful respite from the heat into an artistic and beautiful culture. One of the best hours spent on our trip. BEST VALUE!

Visited June 2012
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