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. Arrange your visit to Museum of Prehistoric Thera and discover more family-friendly attractions in Fira using our Fira travel itinerary planner.
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  • Before visiting or after your visit of the Akrotiri prehistorical excavations you have to visit also the museum,,to admire the frescos and all the amazing sculptures and objects found in the excavatio...  more »
  • I stayed to work in conjunction with holidays, warm welcome, k honestly if we part not to episkefthoyme it big the void in our experience from the island. Impressive as the space (3% of the total housing the exhibits, made up of 40 houses around which you walk) as the story it tells. Very vivid video projection in space that makes digital representation of a home based Santorineou the findings of archaeologists. €6 entry but if you close groups of touring, even better. Great place!!!!
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  • This is a must! One of the few places on earth that someone can have a sneak peek to the past without using time travel machines...  more »
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  • Beautiful art - oldest we ever saw. Good information on the walls too. Well worth the visit.
  • I loved this museum. It is small, but on the particular day that I went, it was perfect. There is good information about each piece. In particular, I love the paintings on the pottery of the dolphins and birds. The frescos are lovely and well displayed. You can take photos, but no flash. Mine came out really well, so I doubt you need it. Oh, and the gold ibex is definitely a treat! This museum is a must if you're a history junky who's lamenting not being able to go to Akrotiri!
  • You can see many exhibits from prehistoric period. A must if you like the ancient history.
  • Great art collection for 4000 years old frescos.
  • Good background on the initial civilisation of the island and its creation, tours really kill the quiet though.

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