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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.
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
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
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
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.