Megaro Gyzi Museum
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Megaro Gyzi Museum

Megaro Gyzi Museum
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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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Griggsy54
Coventry, UK49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This museum was a gem in old Fira, with lots of original documents charting the history of Santorini. There was a very knowledgable host at the museum who kept out interest whilst telling us the history of the Island. and only 3 euros.
Written June 28, 2023
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Robert R
East Windsor, NJ7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Very cute museum near the Catholic Church. A little difficult to find the entrance but worth sealing out. Many ancient manuscripts and artifacts along with paintings and photos from the volcanic eruption.
Written October 2, 2023
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nikolasdel
The Hague, The Netherlands7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Friends
Do not miss the od authentic gravures from the 15th until the 19th century with maps and everyday's life of Santorini and the other islands of the greek archipel. There is also a collection of paintings with Santorini as theme by well-known Greek artists.
Every August in the old vaulted "canava" of the megaro Gyzi takes place the well established FESTIVAL. Mainly musical events ranging from contemporary Jazz and Classical music to greek popular songs. Musical journeys surrounded by the exhibition of artistic works.
Written October 29, 2013
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Christo Gio
Larissa Region, Greece56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Business
Located at Francica the Catholic area northern Fira town.
You see there plus St. John the baptist Catholic cathedral, Dominican nuns monastery, Museum of icons, cultured center and more.
Is above cable car.
Written June 29, 2012
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Maria-Sofia
Athens4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
“Megaro Gyzi” is one of the few 17th-century old family mansions to have survived the earthquakes of 1956. This beautiful old mansion-museum, located in Fira (very close to the cable-car station), exhibits engravings of the 16th through the 19th centuries with maps, landscapes and dresses of the Cycladic islands as well as old manuscripts and old photographs of how Santorini looked before the devastating earthquake of 1956 and paintings of well-known Greek artists with Santorini as theme.
It is worth visiting this Museum.
Written March 24, 2008
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Klaudia
17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Don’t go there ! Apparently it’s closed and there is no information about that anywhere. We had to ask some local citizens about that because there wasn’t any notice on the door.
Written September 28, 2020
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radx4
Ellicott City, MD2,197 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
We were wandering around Fira and came across this small museum. Since we had some time, we popped in for a quick visit. It was relatively inexpensive--I think it only cost a couple euro each to enter.

The entrance area has a bunch of old documentation and historical artifacts. They were all in Greek, so it wasn't particularly interesting to us. The back room had more exhibits covering early life on the island, which I enjoyed. It gave a sense of what things must have been like for early settlers. There was some artwork on the upper level, which was nice.

There were some photographs as well. I liked seeing pictures of the volcano erupting, which I hadn't seen elsewhere.

Overall, it's a small museum. We enjoyed our brief visit. It's fine for a quick stop to get a bit of historical context about the island. As long as you understand what the museum is, I think you'll be satisfied with it.
Written July 4, 2018
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Sandy B
Sydney42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Solo
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 documents & information that was displayed. All in all , it made for a very pleasant afternoon. Far away from the tourist crowds.
Written November 5, 2016
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Dan M
Kent, UK10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
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.

We meandered through this museum, looking at originals of dowries, letters and coinage which gave a real feel of Santorini's history. The art on show, despite me not being a huge art lover, was enjoyable and thought provoking.

If you have an hour to spare or want a little more information about Santorini's history, drop in.

You won't be disappointed.
Written September 25, 2016
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Andrew O
Paphos, Cyprus189 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
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 for a small fee you can explore this lovely little museum that explains how this island has survived multiple volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. There is a also a beautiful courtyard at the back, with a shop and a rather basic toilet..
Written July 18, 2016
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