The museum of Prehistoric Thera in Santorini

Fira, the capital of Santorini is the place where you will find the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, a landmark that should be visited while spending your vacation in Santorini (NOTE: Thera is the ancient name of Santorini).

The museum was opened in March 2000 by the President of the Greek Republic, Mr. Konstantinos Stefanopoulos and is divided into four units. There are 500 exhibits on permanent display. The units refer to the history of research at Thera, the geology of Thera and the island’s history.

The museum also displays archeological finding from the Akrotiri archaeological site (which is currently closed for the public). You can find interesting information about the structure and architecture of the Ancient City of Akrotiri and enjoy the magnificent exhibitions of pottery, jewelry and wall paintings.

The Museum of Prehistoric Thera is on three levels. The second level of the building is home to the temporary exhibitions, while the third level is home to the permanent ones.

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