Archaeological Museum Fira, Fira

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The Archaeological Museum of Thera is a museum in Fira, Santorini, Greece. It was built in 1960 to replace an older one which had collapsed by the 1956 Amorgos earthquake.
Its collection houses artifacts that begin from Proto-Cycladic marble figurines of the 3rd millennium BC, and continue on to the Classical period.
There are prehistoric vases from Akrotiri dated to the 20th-17th centuries BC.
Later artifacts include pottery and amphorae of Geometric and Archaic periods. Many of these objects come from the ancient cemetery of Thera. One of them is a krater with Attic black figures from grave no. 1, with four ships on the internal surface, around the rim.
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  • The Archeology Museum was a very short visit as they only had one exhibition open and it was only in Greek and French. To be fair, we were told that when we went in and it only cost €3 but it was...  more »
  • This is a very small museum with an admission price of €2/person. It is one small room, with mainly displays dedicated to a French archeologist. All signage is in Greek and French. This should be so.....  more »
  • It’s €2 entry for a small one room exhibition with descriptions only in Greek and French. Spend the money to the prehistoric museum instead.  more »
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  • There are two ways to get here... One of them involves a hike up a mountain that may be a little bit strenuous if you aren't much of a hiker. Especially if you pick a hot day (there is no shelter on the ascent) The site of Thera itself is incredible. It fills you with such awe, and well worth the trip. You can navigate through the old city and plaques dotted along the way help you imagine what might have been, and what was.
  • There are some interesting pieces here, you need to have a translating app if you only read English. Its quiet small also.
  • I’m surprised the rating is as high as it is, although it’s interesting a lot of the 5 star reviews are from ’local guide’. I also think people are mixing this up with some other location because there is mention of aircon and a view - neither of which this place has. It’s one room with a few photos and some small pottery items. There is no information in English so unfortunately I had no idea what I was looking at or why. Would have rather spent the $2EUR on an icecream. Or shot of ouzo. Or literally anything else.
  • Great little museum. We found it best to visit after going to Akrotiri. It allowed us to piece together the history. Also, it is air-conditioned!
  • Not worth it. One tiny room of minor artefacts with explanations in either Greek or French. More like a local art gallery. The Prehistoric Museum is 100 times better.

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