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 near the main bus station in fira and contains exhibits from the archeological site at akratiri. You can get a joint ticket for both for 14 euros. Both worth a visit  more »
  • Gives a good idea of the Minoan societies and their organization. Very clear explanations, very nice Museum to visit.
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  • Very cool! Very in depth as to how the island came to be as it is today. A TON of well preserved pottery; and they had the preserved wall art from the ancient ruins of Akrotiri. DO NOTE: you CANNOT take a photo of you or a family member next to the wall art. We got reprimanded when we tried to.
  • Beautiful artwork from the Akrotiri archaeological site. Really, the pieces deserve more recognition and perhaps protection. Absolute must see.
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