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Museum of Prehistoric Thera

Mitropoleos St. | Fira, Fira 847 00, Greece
+30 2286 023217
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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
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  • Terrible1%
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Mitropoleos St. | Fira, Fira 847 00, Greece
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+30 2286 023217
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"wall paintings"
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"bronze age"
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"akrotiri site"
in 35 reviews
"amazing artifacts"
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"on display"
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"volcanic ash"
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"century bc"
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"visit akrotiri"
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"ancient thira"
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"worth a visit"
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"entrance fee"
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"guided tour"
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"frescoes"
in 125 reviews
"pottery"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you go to Akrotiri and see the excavation and the discussion, you will have a far greater appreciation of what you will find here at this museum. It is worth the trip tp Akrotiri.

Thank Pepperjackm
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed viewing the artifacts. However, highly recommend taking the tour to Akrotiri (archeological site) first and get a better perspective of the items displayed at the museum (as we did). Entry was 6 Euros.

Thank lb2architect
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderfully displayed artifacts show casing the findings of a nearby ancient excavation. Some pottery is fully intact and is beautiful. This is a great way to learn more of the ancient history and escape the heat at the same time.

Thank Jeff E
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There are no toilets! It did not worth seeing it for 6 €. You should rather visit Ancient Thera or Akrotiri.

Thank Jane F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but excellent place to visit beore you go to the Aquateri to see the remains of the 5,000 civilazation,

Thank Renaelee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small museum with a very inconspicuous entrance, that almost seemed like an abandoned building from the outside. But once inside, what a pleasant surprise. This is a small, but fulfilling museum. We did a tour of akrotiri the day before (which really...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect parking, no queues in September, airconditioned space under the roof so it is possible to enjoy for a long time.

Thank BeeSeeKey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent about 20 minutes here before caching the bus to the main Akrotiri site so it set the scene for us. The museum has some of the frescos and artefacts from the Akrotiri site which was buried in volcanic ash for centuries. The displays...More

1  Thank MrandMrsRo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Up close and personal with ancient pottery , wall friezes and other relics from 1700 bc. Can be done easily in one hour

Thank Ian M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The artefacts in this museum will mesmerise you! There are among others beautiful and colourful wall paintings that survived throughout the years because of dust cover due to a volcano eruption! The museum is very well structured and decent.

Thank Erwtokritou E
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Aditi B
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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