Museum Of Prehistoric ThiraCurrently Open [Closes at 03:00 pm]
- Address: Fira Santorini 847 00 Greece
- Timings: 08:30 am - 03:00 pm Details
- Phone: +30-2286022217
- Ticket Price: 6 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: History Museums, Family And Kids
The Museum of Prehistoric Thira is a definite visit while in Santorini. This popular museum is one of the many that beautifully illustrate the history of the ancient and mysterious land of Greece but this one is perhaps one of the most interesting and the best in the region.
A wide variety of artefacts from the excavation at sites like Akrotiri and the surrounding areas can be found here. The section on Wall paintings is simply fascinating while the marble figurines and the neolithic artefacts are astonishing to see.
This place is an ideal start to your tour of Santorini. Located in the area called Fira, this museum will be the perfect background to your sightseeing tour of Santorini.
- A special ticket package at 14 € allows you entrance to the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, the Byzantine Museum in Pyrgos and the archaeological sites of Ancient Thera and Akrotiri.
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73.77% of people who visit Santorini include Museum Of Prehistoric Thira in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
65.55% of people start their Museum Of Prehistoric Thira visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Museum Of Prehistoric Thira
79.2% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Museum Of Prehistoric Thira
Wonderful small museum. The frescoes alone are worth the time. Excellent information in English.
Nice museum, medium space, good value if combined with prehistoric city from where the findings are (get the combined ticket and visit these 2 at least)
The display is fine. But the 4-day ticket is nonsense. Because not ALL museums are included. A lot of are closed and private museums not included. And you usually need to drive far to reach another museum.
Edit: in regards to the total ticket - see bottom. Great little museum showing artifacts from the island. A lot of history explaining the formation of the island from over 4000 years ago. Very informative and if you get the total ticket you can visit the other museums on the island including the ruins at Akrotiri all on the same ticket which is valid for 4 days. Recommended if you are interested in the islands history. Total ticket - The museums are located all over the island, they are easily accessible by bus for €1.80 each, about 30 mins away max and the bus station is literally opposite the museum. Not sure why there are negative reviews for the ticket when all say the attraction was great.
Perfect location: a great effort to maintain the site full of visitors