Museum of Prehistoric Thera, Fira

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Featuring artifacts uncovered on the island, Museum of Prehistoric Thera represents Thira's prehistoric centuries with artifacts excavated from nearby Akrotiri and Potamos. Items are divided into four units representing: the history of research, Thira’s geology, the history of the island between the late Neolithic to late Cycladic Period I, and the city’s peak at Akrotiri. Examine pottery and marble figurines that are thousands of years old, and see the changes in pottery as Thira progressed through the centuries. The artifacts from Thira’s heyday paint a picture of how Therans lived in the 17th century BCE. To visit Museum of Prehistoric Thera on your trip to Fira, use our Fira tour planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    I could feel the people that lived there thousands of years ago. Amazing technology, beautiful frescoes, makes one wonder about humanity  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    We visited this Museum at the end of July. The visit takes at most an hour, the route comprises explanatory panels quite clear in English about what is found in the cases. Recommend to visit because there are exhibits that relate to the main archaeological sites of the island (Akrotiri and ancient Thera). The price for the entrance to the Museum only is €6 per person (adults)
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  • August 9, 2017
    The Museum interesting where we find the main pieces from ancient Thera (it is also interesting to visit, even if the rise - if we do it on - foot is a bit long...).
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  • June 29, 2017
    Don't bother, waste of money. Go to the beach instead. The staff were u friendly and unknowledgeable.
  • June 22, 2017
    Fantastic visit. Enjoyed it immensely. Keep up the digging.
  • July 6, 2017
    Something to see and absorb.. a civilisation from 3600 years ago ! ☺️👍
  • June 6, 2017
    Great collection of prehistoric Thira. Very nicely kept museum.
  • March 17, 2017
    Very interesting small museum. You'll only need to give yourself an hour or two to see the whole thing.

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The most unique way to experience Fira is to stay in one of its famous cave hotels or cliffside suites. The city in Santorini also has many spas and hotels to accommodate the massive waves of summer tourists on this island, and few are cheap. For more affordable options, venture further away from the cliffside. Or, if you're willing to spend a bit more on lodging, opt for a caldera view. There are a number of homes and villas for rent here as well, just be sure to check with your host about how exactly to get to your lodging, as many places are not accessible by road and require a journey by foot along stone steps.
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