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Museum of Prehistoric Thera

Mitropoleos St. | 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 St. | Fira, Fira 847 00, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was on my last day in Santorini and my bus to the airport will not be until 2:30 in the afternoon. With Check-out time from Oia at around 11 and a 30 minutes ride to Fira, I still have a few hours to kill...More

Thank Ladran T
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was one of the highlights of my trip to Santorini. I definitely recommend going to all three ancient sites in Santorini, but at minimum visit Akrotiri first. The condition of some of these ancient pieces is amazing.

Thank E V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting the archaeological dig at Akrotiri, a visit to this museum is a must-see. The artifacts on display are just stunning. Some of the pottery, which is more than 3,700 years old, could have been made yesterday. The frescoes betray an artistic skill that...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go see the Akrotiri excavations of the town buried by the volcano 1700 BC, yes Before Christ, then go visit the museum to see the artifacts taken from the site. Wonderful history and artifacts that show how people lived 3,700 years ago.

Thank Lyn S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this location straight after we visited the Akrotiri which was bebeneficial in cementing the old site with tha artifacts discovered. The written explanations were most helpful

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After seeing the museum in Crete I was disappointed as this was so much smaller and had considerably less to look at. If you aren't going to either Athens or Crete then this would be very interesting. If you are going to either! I'd recommend...More

Thank LS-Dallas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to go in as it's nice and cool inside so gave us a break from the heat! We were slightly confused as we paid for a ticket but there were no barriers and no one checking tickets on entry Artefacts were interesting, though...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was very impressed with the knowledgeable guide, but more impressed with the entire experience. So much information. I love the history behind it all..

Thank Sachette
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a superb guide who explained and took the time to explain to us every step of the way in the museum. So we were able to appreciate the ancient prehistoric city. Devastated by the volcano but some of the archaelogical finds amazing. The...More

Thank 638JAV
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are on Santorini island, it is a excellent place to see prehistoric items on display. It locates on the town center of Fira, very convenient, and the museum can be visited in a hour if you are short on time.

Thank Allison H
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Aditi B
10 October 2017|
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Response from krotida | Reviewed this property |
45 minutes to 1 hour. Not longer.
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Kayleigh B
13 October 2016|
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Response from Urša K | Reviewed this property |
At the museum - either at Akrotiri or in Fira.
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Orderbyga
8 September 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.
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