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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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“wall paintings” (102 reviews)
“bronze age” (25 reviews)
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Mitropoleos St. | Fira, Fira 847 00, Greece
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"wall paintings"
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"bronze age"
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"blue monkeys"
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"amazing artifacts"
in 13 reviews
"akrotiri site"
in 31 reviews
"on display"
in 38 reviews
"visit akrotiri"
in 18 reviews
"century bc"
in 16 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 31 reviews
"ancient thira"
in 13 reviews
"volcanic eruption"
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"entrance fee"
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"guided tour"
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"frescoes"
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Didn't realize Santorini had such a rich history. good to escape the midday heat of summer in Santorini.

Thank jonajoe73
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Nice place....with amazing history.Easy access to all people.its a small with very interesting items on view.

Thank Maria V
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

The ancient city of akritoris artifacts were amazing to to see at this museum. It was fascinating. Loved it!

Thank Aishaq83
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Located in the busy tourist town of Fira, the museum's focus is on the island's bronze age Minoan civilisation that was destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption around 1,600 BC. While small, its artefacts include some excellent ceramics and frescos, together with quirky items such...More

5  Thank Melbourne3058
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Could not believe this civilization exists about 4000 years ago.... Look at wall paintings, clever-made home appliances, wine, oil and water vessels etc... Small museum (you will need 30 min to discover it) provides reach story.

Thank Marina A
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Not a big museum which isn't a big problem but not having the amazing experience others did. Some decent artifacts pots and bowls etc and some decent enough explanation on cards. The highlight was the wall paintings. Not regretting going but wouldn't feel a huge...More

1  Thank Tim M
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

It is worthwhile to go with a guide to explain the history, sites and significance of Akotiri and make the place come alive!

Thank JeanJayLo
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We took a tour of this amazing facility. It blew our mind that they had plumbing 6000 years ago. They where way ahead of the curve and so advanced for the Prehistoric life. It so crazy that volcano ash had protected this. It is a...More

1  Thank 58frank
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

lots of well presented exhibits and enough information to explain it. a real pleasant diversion from walking round the tourist tat and jewellers. I enjoyed it

1  Thank Philip D
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Very interesting pieces connected with the history of Santorini and Greece you have to spend at least 2 hours there

Thank NATIA V
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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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