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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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Where to stay in Fira

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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  • Must see this museum either before or after you tour Akrotiri. You will see lots of items from the site. You can see everything in less than a hour.  more »
  • Superb collection of items found in Akrotiri. Worth seeing after or before walking through the streets of ancient Greece. The frescoes and items found are in wonderful condition. The display easily ma...  more »
  • The tour was recommended by others. After buying our tickets which included two students we were met by a guide offering to enhance the tour at a cost almost double the student ticet price This seemed...  more »
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  • Don't bother, waste of money. Go to the beach instead. The staff were u friendly and unknowledgeable.
  • Fantastic visit. Enjoyed it immensely. Keep up the digging.
  • Something to see and absorb.. a civilisation from 3600 years ago ! ☺️👍
  • Great collection of prehistoric Thira. Very nicely kept museum.
  • Very interesting small museum. You'll only need to give yourself an hour or two to see the whole thing.