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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 5 days ago via mobile

We had the benefit of having visited the archaeological site at Akritiri the previous week where most of the museum's artifacts came from. This was very useful as it added context and brought the exhibition to life. Great to escape the heat as well!

Thank Phil A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Easy to get to by car or bus. Small museum with beautiful pre-historic pottery, statues, paintings. Clean WC and excellent AC. Only one floor and only 15 in to see al, but all was worth seeing.

Thank DonaldandMolly
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an interesting museum but a longs ways from home as it really needed to be at Akrotiri along with the items on display. A clever way to create more revenue from the Minoans Settlement by putting them in museums across the island then...More

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place but just not enough to see. You could easily be done in the museum in about 15/20mins. Still a nice history lesson

Thank Foisal K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent visit. A great museum and very interesting, especially if you have visited the pre-historic village.

Thank Holiday_Junkie222
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing insight into an area of Greece that is generally glossed over when discussing antiquity, the structure of the hotel enables for a seamless chronological progression. The monkey painting is purely amazing. You do not need previous knowledge of Greek history to enjoy this museum,...More

Thank Pands_L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Museum of Prehistoric Thera is advisable to any tourists in Santorini to visit. The place is walking distance from the mid centre oh Thira. They have a good collections of artifacts and the entrance fee is cheap. Kids are free.

Thank Beng D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not very engaging. The artifacts are very interesting but very few... Tour easily completed in 30 minutes, an hour if one decides to read all the descriptions.

Thank ishaylum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You will come away far smarter about the advanced Cycladic period 1800-1600 BC Which is the preeruption period for the archeological dig at Akratiri. The staff were helpful in answering many of our questions and seemed pleased to do so. This can be seen in...More

1  Thank James L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tough drive getting up there. Very windy. Museum closes by 1445 and so you should get there early! Wear good shoes as the terrain is rocky!

1  Thank Vagnair
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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.