Museum of Prehistoric Thira, Fira

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Featuring artifacts uncovered on the island, Museum of Prehistoric Thira 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 Thira and discover more family-friendly attractions in Fira using our Fira travel itinerary planner.
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  • Excellent exhibition, well presented and informative, even our young children (7 and 10 years) showed interest in the history of the area. It is open, but the toilets were not unfortunately. 
    Excellent exhibition, well presented and informative, even our young children (7 and 10 years) showed interest in the history of the area. It is open, but the toilets were not unfortunately.  more »
  • This museum houses most of the wall paintings from the site excavated at Akrotiri, as well as other artifacts from the neolithic. The paintings are displayed imaginatively in the same arrangement as.....  more
    This museum houses most of the wall paintings from the site excavated at Akrotiri, as well as other artifacts from the neolithic. The paintings are displayed imaginatively in the same arrangement as.....  more »
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  • This is such a great museum! The ceramics are from 17th Century BC and they’re still in such impeccable shape. The frescos are so vivid and unique, and the art style is so distinct to ancient Thera. Truly amazing colors and motifs. Well worth the stop for any history buff!
  • The  entrance costs 6€ and I highly recommend it if you have or are going to visit Akrotiri. It is located right in front of the local buses station. Most of the exhibited pieces are from the Neolithic village destroyed by the volcanic eruption. It is amazing how some of the pieces are so well preserved after all these centuries.  The highlight is the frescos from some of the houses of that time. The exhibition provides you an idea of how people lived in that settlement on the 17th century BC. Amazing how they were so sophisticated and devoted to details.

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