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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was an unexpected highlight of our holiday in Santorini. Wonderful presentation of artifacts. Friendly staff. Very reasonable admission price.

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an unexpected gem. The finds from Akrotiri are well-displayed with comprehensive notes. I'd recommend visiting the site itself first. I suspect that there is lot more to come. Moreover we were charged half price entrance (3 Euros) as over 65 EU citizens. Get...More

Thank Martyn S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably only worth 2 Euro because it’s so small but it was interesting. The reconstructed paintings were the highlight. Don’t bother if you have already been to a museum in Athens.

Thank Jellydino
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing educational experience. Such a fantastic experience to see the archeological finds. The craftsmanship and art. Takes you back in time to see these finds.

Thank Dauna R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of the exhibits in this airy museum date from about 1700 BC - and so it is amazing that they exist at all ! They will make more sense if you have visited the archaeological site first - about a 20 minute bus ride...More

Thank Scrumpyh3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit, especially if you've been to Akrotiri archaeological site. (It has many item found there.) Some fascinating things to see, well displayed. But very small, €6 each to get in, no toilets, no other facilities.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here directly after visiting the ruins, so it was a perfect follow up to put in place the artifacts with their location amongst the archeological site. Lovely small museum with many beautiful pieces on display.

Thank cprofct
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this museum. Would recommend coming after a visit to Akrotiri as it helps with the context of all the items. It's not a huge museum but the artefacts they have are very interesting. Plus EU students get free in!

Thank plunkie1234
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting and there is a lot to see! The museum is on the small side but for 6€ entrance fee, well worth it! Also great escape from the heat outside ;)

Thank RGab28
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We loved visiting this museum and were in awe of the beautiful artefacts exhibited. Explanations were in English as as well as Greek which were very helpful. It is a small museum but this meant there was more time to take it all in. One...More

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AditiB64
10 October 2017|
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Response from krotida | Reviewed this property |
45 minutes to 1 hour. Not longer.
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Kayleigh B
14 October 2016|
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Response from Urša K | Reviewed this property |
At the museum - either at Akrotiri or in Fira.
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Orderbyga
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.
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