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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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Lovely, interesting and well kept museum

I recommend that if you visit Santorini visit the museums as well. It is a very interesting historical place that adds value to your holiday. I would suggest to go to the Akrotiri... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I recommend that if you visit Santorini visit the museums as well. It is a very interesting historical place that adds value to your holiday. I would suggest to go to the Akrotiri site before the museum so that you have an idea of what the ancient town would have looked like. It paints a better picture of ancient life... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very well laid out and full of information, fascinating pieces. We visited Akrotiri too and this helped bring the information together. Only 3€!

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We were so wonder struck to see all the ancient history and archaeological wonders. A must see if you are in Santorini

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This is a must do especially if you are planning to visit Akrotiri or visited Akrotiri. We found visiting the musuem ahead of visiting the excavation site at Akrotiri more useful as you could relate a lot better... the pottery designs, frescoes, walls bring the minoan lives back to life... We enjoyed, even our 5 year old son was fully... More 

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Brilliant museum, very well laid out: educational and informative. A must to understand the history of the island and the area.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A cool and captivating place to get away from modern Thera -- the presentation is excellent, the preservation of bronze and pre-bronze age ruins fantastic.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting this museum is a must after visiting the Akrotiri ruins. There are a lot of quality relics from the Akrotiri site in the museum and a visit ties everything together. Unlike other sites all the good relics haven't been carted off to Athens or plundered by the Italians,French or British.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not a huge museum, but it's free and contains a lot of artifacts and wall paintings from the ancient Akrotiri ruins, so if you do visit I'd recommend going to visit the ancient site in Akrotiri first and then you'll get a good sense of the art on display. Better still, go on a tour and your guide will... More 

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Who knew there was another Pompeii? This museum is a fantastic find. Glad we stumbled upon it. It really isn't easy to find so you have to want to go. You should!

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This museum is a real 'must see' in Thira. It is well laid out with informative boards explaining the exhibits and putting the items in context. The lighting is excellent. We had been to the excavation and had been a little disappointed at the lack of explanation there but this certainly made up for it. Also very cheap if you... More 

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