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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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Visit after seeing Akrotiri site

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

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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