Thera's prehistoric muser

The prehistoric town of Akrotiri It is one of the oldest and most important urban centers of the Aegean Sea, so, in terms of importance, The Museum of Prehistory Thera is considered equal to the Acropolis and the Vergina museums.

The entrance is Free on Sundays from November to March and the first Sunday of every month except July.

Location of the Thera Museum

What can we find in the prehistoric museum of Thera?

Small but concise, well structured, the museum offers a unique time travel in the distant past of Santorini, in Greece and helps the visitor to discover, step by step, the continuity and progress of the civilization of Thera through the centuries.

Inhabited since at least the middle of the fifth millennium before Christ, it was in the third millennium BC when Akrotiri it went from being a fishing village to a remarkable town on the coast. A few meters from the entrance of the Museum, marble figures and standing vases remind us of the active role played by Thera, not only in the early Cycladic civilization, but in the area of ​​the Aegean Sea in general.

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After that, the rooms next door will not surprise us, but the high level of development reached in the seventeenth century when it became a commercial port. The people of Thera invented their own ways of measuring the quality, ownership and provenance of commodities. Vases in standardized shapes and decorations, wide range of balancing weights of lead, seals in the vessels with the products that came from Crete, all of them make us imagine what it must have been like to be a merchant at that time. Your appreciation of the Beauty becomes more evident in the domain of art.

Wall paintings, jars and vases and jewelry cover almost half of the museum's surface. From the moment they put their eyes on the frescoes of the Ladies and Monkeys, we are overwhelmed by its rich colors, its lines, its vitality and its sense of movement. And, we are more than impressed by the shape of the earthen jars, which remind birds ready to fly.

Last but not least, the statuette of the golden goat; their magic is reinforced by the fact that they have not discovered what was the function for which it was created.

Combined entry for several museums

You will already know that there are several museums on the island of Santorini, it is possible to combine them all in a single entry thus saving a bit of money. You can take out this special entrance to see Akrotiri, the Museum of Prehistory (where the Akrotiri frescoes are) in Fira and the Ancient Thera.