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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  • The museum is open!!!!!! A must see for people intersected in Minoan culture The best place to enjoy 5,000 year old thing you would enjoy today in your home. Makes one think how the history would....  more
    The museum is open!!!!!! A must see for people intersected in Minoan culture The best place to enjoy 5,000 year old thing you would enjoy today in your home. Makes one think how the history would....  more »
  • Fantastic museum for €6. Loads of information of the history of the island, artwork from the Mycenaean colony etc. It’s well displayed, spaced out, was cool and had English translations - So it... 
    Fantastic museum for €6. Loads of information of the history of the island, artwork from the Mycenaean colony etc. It’s well displayed, spaced out, was cool and had English translations - So it...  more »
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  • The artifacts are the only nice thing of the museum, the women selling the tickets was incredibly dis respectful and rude. She knows that if you are under 25 you pay half price and if you are European you don’t pay. I gave her my ID so that she could see my age because that’s what she asked the next minute she aggressively demands my passport. People like this ruin you overall experience and don’t want to make you come back. As far as I know being kind and polite doesn’t take much.
  • Wonderful excavations from Akrotiri. Worth a visit. Tickets are easily available on the counter with no wait time. It's 6 euros per person and 3 euros for kids.

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