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Museum of Prehistoric Thera

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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
+30 2286 023217
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Santorini history starting from the Late Neolithic period to the Late Cycladic I period. Very interesting with large numbers of ancient artefacts

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ziv L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a guided tour of this place. Much better than by yourself. We wandered the entire area and were allowed to take time to look at items. This town was buried in the eruption 3600 years ago and only 10% has been worked on.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This unassuming museum was packed with BC treasures that will blow your mind. It was amazing. Must see

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Spiro T
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Small, rather boring an unexciting. Only if you have nothing to do. And yes, I went into the right one.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Unbelievaboy D
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Bunch of vases with minimal descriptions, followed by two lady employees within our 10 mins inside the small room. Not worth even the 3 euros.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wenshee
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

First of all :Observe there are TWO small museums in Fira. There is the very small oldfashioned "Archaeological Museum" at the square next to cable car, which held a huge collection of objects, mainly from around Archaia Thira. That museum is almost entirely closed for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank giottoni
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

The museum is reach of treasures. You can find out a lot of elements from the ancient settlement of the island!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank davidpaulman
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We got tickets as part of the Prehistoric Akrotiri and it was worth visiting as the weather wasn't great. I wouldn't recommend it unless you love ancient artefacts.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wd78
Reviewed 22 October 2018

This is an unmissable museum as it showcases the finds from Akrotiri (the Greek Pompeii). It was very touching to see the everyday domestic wares used by ancient people, beautifully and painstakingly decorated by hand. What is even more beautiful are the carefully reconstructed mosaics,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard M
Reviewed 15 October 2018

There are 2 x museums in Fira - the 'Prehistoric' and the 'Archeological' - the first one excellent, and the second museum boring. In my opinion the first of the above is well worth a visit, and if you have already visited Akrotiri Archeological Site,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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10 October 2017|
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Response from Skin197 | Reviewed this property |
Yep allow 45 minutes at least lovely small museum
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14 October 2016|
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Response from Urša K | Reviewed this property |
At the museum - either at Akrotiri or in Fira.
9 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.