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The Santozeum Museum

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Address: Caldera Path, Fira 840 07, Greece
Phone Number: +30 693 976 3399
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Contains copies and descriptions of Akotiri frescoes and video presentation...

Contains copies and descriptions of Akotiri frescoes and video presentation on Princeton computer project that helped piece the artifacts.

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Wonderful to see the Akrotiri frescoes

Interesting visit, and it was surprising that there weren't more visitors here, it was so quiet there yet so many tourists in the town at the time. Quality of the installation was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Interesting visit, and it was surprising that there weren't more visitors here, it was so quiet there yet so many tourists in the town at the time. Quality of the installation was very good, but it was a shame that they have not hung information on the walls in the rooms, and that there were no postcards or images to... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

A small or rather tiny museum,hidden in the maze formed by the narrow streets of Fira.Nice architecture,it has two levels placed on the rim of caldera.Inside,only some wall paintings(copies) from Akrotiri archeological site.Interesting,anyway.You can see all in less than an hour.Outside is a lovely little cafe with outstanding caldera view.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Who can be surprised that the staff of a public museum in Greece are unhappy. Why should they pretend otherwise? There are several lovely things in this museum, but be prepared to encounter miserable museum workers

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

The Santozeum brings to the fullness of life the wonders you see in the Museum of Prehistoric Thera. You can get closer to more complete versions of the amazing images you saw in the museum, as well as others moved to National Archaeological Museum in Athens or elsewhere or not on display at all. You can go right up to... More 

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Pune, India
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

The entry fee was over priced. Nothing to visit inside apart from a handful of paintings. Not worth spending the money..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

For the very first time I visited Santozeum. In previous years I visited another museum in Fira, "The Prehistoric City of Akrotiri on Thera". This time I happened to meet some other tourists who were on their way and I joined them. As a former Art History major, I was very impressed . Many of them were found in the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

The original wall paintings from Akrotiri are now mainly in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens (and others are in the Museum of Prehistoric Thera just a few streets away) but these reproductions are very good and give a good idea of what Akrotiri was like at its' peak.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Really worth a visit.Amazing view and taste some local beers and wines. Excellent spot for photos.The staff was very helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

I visited in May as part of a small group (20 of us). The museum was actually closed to the public as they were hosting a conference, but when our leader asked if we could possibly take a quick look, the charming owner welcomed us in, and had various items of equipment (screens & suchlike) moved so that we could... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

This a pretty small museum and there are only about 10 displays but it was interesting and a nice space. It isn't a must-see so if your time is limited then this could wait

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