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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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 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 2 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are trying to get out of the heat this might be a good quick stop over. The museum boasts a good collection of local dig sites, detailing life of ancient Akrotiri. It was both interesting to see something beyond the overtouristy streets as...More

Thank Johannes Sælsen N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The wall art from Akrotiri is inside this museum in Fira (just around the corner from the bus stop). You can see the development in pottery and great Minoan arts. You can do the museum in an hour and get a good taste of the...More

Thank src277
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nicely Preserved and temperature within is quite pleasant even in summer. Well marked allowing one to following the arrows along the path and read information if you are not with a Tour Guide. Makes you imagine how the people were able to flee to safety...More

Thank Ere W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is dedicated to ancient Thera, the prehistoric city that was destroyed when the volcano erupted in the 17th century BC. We visited the museum before checking out the archaeological dig site in Akrotiri and I'm so glad we did! It gave us great...More

Thank Birk3
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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.
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.