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Museum of Prehistoric Thera

Mitropoleos | 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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Mitropoleos | Fira, Fira 847 00, Greece
+30 2286 023217
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Reviewed yesterday

Sometimes one hopes for a museum to go on and on, with one incredible find after another, in room after room. This museum creates that hope with its collection, which satisfies one's emerging fascination with this island's history, with impressive objects and descriptions. All is...More

Thank Marshall B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Situated in the centre of Fira, Closed Mondays. Very interesting, lots to see. Brilliant wall paintings.

Thank martyn_bryant
Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum is small and beautifully curated. The treasures housed here from Akrotiri are stunningly displayed. Each vase, each fresco, each artifact, brings the ancient Bronze Age civilization to life, offering a glimpse into how the Therans interacted and conducted their business dealings and relationships.

1  Thank Jane H
Reviewed 5 days ago

I could feel the people that lived there thousands of years ago. Amazing technology, beautiful frescoes, makes one wonder about humanity

Thank SophiaSeriouslyNow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Santorini is principally famous for its two ancient settlements, Bronze Age Akrotiri and Thera (Archaic to Roman). This museum contains the most important finds from the former. These are historically exceptionally important for an understanding of the Bronze Age, but also artistically intrinsically beautiful, especially...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum of Prehistoric Thera in Fira stands with the best archeological museums in the world. Beautifully presented and well scripted, it is definitely worth the visit.

Thank Geraldine C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The small and sweet air conditioned museum has artefacts that are unique and really informative about prehistoric Akrotiri, but the highlight of the museum is the amazing frescos very well preserved dating back to 1700bc. Minus that the WC had no toilet paper and the...More

1  Thank krotida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After walking up and down the hill in Fira, my wife and I stopped in here - and after the heat an crowds, it was a welcome relief - cool and empty. Entrance fee EUR3 each well worth it. Plenty of things to read about...More

Thank Spencer17Feb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant, short spin round what they found at the Akatari ruins, very informative, well preserved and reconstructed artefacts. Welcome relief from selfie snapping chavs!!! (sorry chavs) AC also very welcome...

1  Thank Ian A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is not big, but is worth the visit. I really enjoyed even tough museums are not really my thing. But interesting and some beautiful pieces.

Thank Marc P
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Kayleigh B
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Response from Urša K | Reviewed this property |
At the museum - either at Akrotiri or in Fira.
8 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.