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Megaro Gyzi Museum

Fira 847 00, Greece
+30 2286 023077
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Very Interesting!

Some incredible written artefacts and paintings on display, well worth a visit to pass half an... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Beautiful House with a Lot of History

The museum is located in the center of Fira. Parking is not possible. The architecture is both... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2016
Christian W
Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
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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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Fira 847 00, Greece
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Some incredible written artefacts and paintings on display, well worth a visit to pass half an hour. Very helpful and lovely Staff member. Thank you.

Thank newtorw
Reviewed 6 November 2016

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...More

Thank Christian W
Reviewed 6 November 2016

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...More

1  Thank Mytime51
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.

Thank hazelfurze
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....More

1  Thank Dan M
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.

Thank zuv
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...More

1  Thank Andrew O
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...More

Thank SixpackDC
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...More

1  Thank Dorit S
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)

Thank KSpyridoula
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