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Megaro Gyzi Museum

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Address: Fira 847 00, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2286 023077
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The Cultural Centre “Megaro Gyzi” is housed in Megaro Gyzi, one of the few...

The Cultural Centre “Megaro Gyzi” is housed in Megaro Gyzi, one of the few 17th century old family mansions. The Megaro Gyzi Museum is situated in the Halls of the Cultural Centre, where five Permanent Exhibitions are hosted: An exhibition of authentic engravings with maps, landscapes and dresses of the Cycladic islands from the 15th to 19th century. An exhibition of old manuscripts from late 16th to 19th century. A collection of paintings and photographs of Santorini. Open May through October.

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Beautiful House with a Lot of History

The museum is located in the center of Fira. Parking is not possible. The architecture is both basic and interesting. I think a lot of people would have this house as their... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Christian W
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Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
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Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is located in the center of Fira. Parking is not possible. The architecture is both basic and interesting. I think a lot of people would have this house as their private domicile. The place is packed with documents, paintings and Photos about the island.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stumbled on this museum, while walking around Fira. I visited in the late afternoon, it was very quiet . It had such a lovely atmosphere, full of old photos, paintings of Santorini , before & after the eruption. I enjoyed reading all the old documents & information that was displayed. All in all , it made for a very... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The museum is housed in a significant historical building, also the displays are interesting and reveal a different side to the islands history.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Upon entering the museum, a few hundred yards from the main Fira town, we were greeted by the admission attendant who provided us with a brief history leaflet and an explanation of the origins of the building we were entering. A nice touch, I thought. We meandered through this museum, looking at originals of dowries, letters and coinage which gave... More 

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Thank Dan M
Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

A small museum placed close to the Catholic Cathedral,hidden in a maze of narrow streets.Housed by a very old venetian house,with interesting architecture and with a lovely interior yard.Inside museum you can see some old photos of Santorini,some engravings,pictures and manuscripts.

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Paphos, Cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

If you can endure the narrow streets full of tourists, tacky shops and bars and the donkey poo, you soon come to a delightful oasis near the cable car station, that at first sight looks like a rather tasteful shop selling wood carvings. Once inside for a small fee you can explore this lovely little museum that explains how this... More 

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

It was great to duck into this little museum after a hot day of being jostled around by the throng of tourists that seem to over run the island. It is lovely but it is tiny...the title "museum" does not seem appropriate...but it is a nice mansion/home that has a few interesting exhibits.

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Thank SixpackDC
Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

This museum about the history of Santorini is housed in a beautiful old building, one of the few that survived the earthquake. It has historic manuscripts from the various eras of Santorini and explanations about its geological evolution. One of the most interesting exhibitions for us, were the photographs taken of the island before and after the earthquakes. A short... More 

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Thank Dorit S
Volos, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Pleasant place to visit with a very kind personel at the entrance. Clean, beautiful place with pictures of maps, traditional dresses, buildings after earthquakes, e.t.c. Really worth a visit. (entrance free-1.5euro- 3euro)

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

I stumbled upon this walking into town. An old Venetian merchants house from the 19 the century that survived the earthquake. Charming but gives insight into the times.

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