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Museums Of Santorini

In Fira you will find several museums that are worth a visit. First, the Museum of Prehistoric, that opened in 2000. Here you can admire exhibits from Akrotiri but also from other archaeological sites on Santorini.

There is also the Archaeological Museum, presenting findings especially from Ancient Thera, the Megaron Ghizi Museum and the Museum of Local History, situated in the Kontochori Quarter.

Museum of Prehistoric

In the Prehistorical Museum in Fira, witnesses of old times let you have a premonition of how their former inhabitants lived. The findings tell you about agriculture, fishing, handicraft and animal husbandry, about honey and saffron, but also about a life in glamour and richness.

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Fragments of small clay tablets show the so-called lineal scripture A, which is a syllabary and has not yet been completely decoded and may have been used until 1500 years b.C. A collection of seal prints has been found recently but could not be allocated. There are several pieces of clay, showing prints of about fifteen different topics. Finally – a well planned sewer system, paved streets and Akrotiri’s architectures – traces of a highly developped culture.

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Prehistorical Museum Fira Prehistorical Museum Fira Prehistorical Museum Fira
Prehistorical Museum Fira Prehistorical Museum Fira Prehistorical Museum Fira



 
 
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