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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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Wowing exhibit of prehistoric and ancient history

A great collection of art and artifacts from Thera, a prehistoric community on the island of Santorini. Really needs to be seen on your own so you can take the time on those... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ron J
Blairsville, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great collection of art and artifacts from Thera, a prehistoric community on the island of Santorini. Really needs to be seen on your own so you can take the time on those things of greatest interest to you. From simple to intricate vases, amphora and weapons to even a bathtub and beautiful mosaics and wall paintings, you are confronted... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice displays but kind of small. What is there is worth the trip. I suppose the real showstopper objects are in Athens. The monkey mural is worth seeing. You can take pictures but no posing with objects or murals.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great value visit, 5 minutes down hill from Thira centre. Very relaxing visit, awe inspiring content. Must see for visitors to the Ackroti ruins. I would add that the colours of the wall paintings in particular .... from 3,600 years ago are absolutely mind blowing. I was very moved.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mother and I made our own way through the museum as we didn't have a tour guide, which was good because it meant we could really take our time. When we were there you were not allowed to take pictures, but we snuck a few in. Even if you're not into history this is still a good place to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the majority of the Akrotiri finds have been brought to the National Museum in Athens, the rest can be seen here. At the Akrotiri site itself, you will find only brick ruins. The price was about EUR 3, so very small money.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

There are two museums in the modern town of Thira. It is not easy to understand which is which. The museum of Prehistoric Thera is a large newly built buildning close to a large parking, rooms are well-air-conditioned and exponates are well-signed. Museum presents a lot of artefacts found in prehistoric Minoan town of Thera. All pieces date to 3300... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

The museum houses the most valuable relics from the Akrotiri site and a few other sites. We visited Akrotiri the day before and the museum completes the picture of why Akrotiri is such a valuable find.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The reconstructed paintings and the Golden Ibex are the highlights here. It's a small museum that can be included in a busy day. Make sure to see the ancient Thera ruins up top.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

It is a small museum, you will need less than an 30 minutes to see all the exhibits but it is quite interesting with items from 17 century BC. The entrance fee is 3 euro and free for all students. The winter months is open 08.00-15.00

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

My husband and i enjoyed the impressive location simply interesting strall around worth to visit any time

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