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Museum of Prehistoric Thera

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Address: Mitropoleos | Fira, Fira 847 00, Greece
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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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Museum with exhibits from ancient Minoan town of Thera

There are two museums in the modern town of Thira. It is not easy to understand which is which. The museum of Prehistoric Thera is a large newly built buildning close to a large... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are two museums in the modern town of Thira. It is not easy to understand which is which. The museum of Prehistoric Thera is a large newly built buildning close to a large parking, rooms are well-air-conditioned and exponates are well-signed. Museum presents a lot of artefacts found in prehistoric Minoan town of Thera. All pieces date to 3300... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

The museum houses the most valuable relics from the Akrotiri site and a few other sites. We visited Akrotiri the day before and the museum completes the picture of why Akrotiri is such a valuable find.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The reconstructed paintings and the Golden Ibex are the highlights here. It's a small museum that can be included in a busy day. Make sure to see the ancient Thera ruins up top.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

It is a small museum, you will need less than an 30 minutes to see all the exhibits but it is quite interesting with items from 17 century BC. The entrance fee is 3 euro and free for all students. The winter months is open 08.00-15.00

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

My husband and i enjoyed the impressive location simply interesting strall around worth to visit any time

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

A nice stop (1-2 hours) to accompany a visit to the ruins on the other side of the island, and located right in the middle of town. It is a small museum but has a lot of interesting artifacts that were found at the Akortiri site. Word of warning, don't try to photograph anything in the museum, they are quite... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

While in Santorini we stopped in the Museum of Thera. It was conveniently located right in the center of Fira, which was within walking distance of our hotel. Beautiful museum rich of history and sculptures as well as artifacts.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We first went to the excavations site in a group tour the previous day.Excavation is still going on. Then went to this museum on Sunday. Admission was free. Most of the items were 2500 years old. Some were claimed to be 4500 years old. The frescoes were really nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

First it's free. secondly the staff are helpful and knowledgeable and thirdly it is not a super huge museum so it's not overloaded for me.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Me and my friend took a wander around the busy Main Street of central Fira and came across this hidden gem. So much to see and read about Santorini history and the transport of artefacts from Africa to Greece and the amazing creativity of ancient times. Definitely worth a visit and if you are chanced you can go and visit... More 

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