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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 2286 023217
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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 is great to visit after you visit the Akrotiri site. The museum is well done and gets better as you go through. The last 3 exhbits make it a top notch visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Inside the museum was very nice. Simple, but very nice. Many different pieces describing the history of the area and the cultures that came and gone throughout the years. The outside was also very nice, other than the front enterance. That was a little whacky to me. The booth where we purchased or tickets had cracked glass.... the entrance machines... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is great to visit after you visit the Akrotiri site. The museum is well done and gets better as you go through. The last 3 exhbits make it a top notch visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being the equivalent of the 'Switzerland' of the Aegean in its heyday the museum holds a fascinating glimpse into the past. Not to be missed

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must do when in Santorini - specially if its a bit rainy. There is a really cute restaurant by the water just a skip and a hope away.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting the Akrotiri archaeological site, it was impressive to see its and other artifacts on display. I was speechless.

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Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is located in the center of Fira. Parking space is sparse. The museum shows a lot of the very ancient history of Fira from the Bronze Age which is really interesting. Little note: Posing for photos is not allowed.:-)

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is not big, but very well done and definitely worth to visit if you have enough time on Santorini. Exposition is interesting with good signs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Well worth the trip to see. It is possible to get in for free on national holidays so keep an eye on their web site. They allow photos so snap away to your hearts content. most things are labelled which is quite rare in Santorini. There is no gift shop so photos are almost essential. I saw Akrotiri before the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Great to see so many of the artifacts from Akrotiri. The way it is arranged to follow a timeline is really helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is a small but excellant museum featuring Minoean excavations from Akrotiri, from over 4000 years ago. Collection of frescos from Akrotiri is breathtaking. Must see !

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