Santorini Menu

Museum of Prehistoric Thera Santorini

Santorini Archaeological Museum-santorini
Santorini Archaeological Museum by Graeme Churchard

What's the Museum of Prehistoric Thera like

The Museum of Prehistoric Thera, otherwise known as simply the Archaeological Museum is located in the capital Fira. It's right on the main road just to the south east of the old harbour.

The artefacts housed here were discovered in excavations on the island with various pieces  dating back as early as the 5th century BC.

The museum of prehistoric Thera consists of pottery, sculptures and mosaics with information signs to let you know what everything is, when it was made and where it was found.

Some say that the exhibitions are a bit basic and the museum in general is too small to make it worth your while visiting but the entrance fee is just 2€ so if you're in Fira anyway then you might as well have a look for less than the price of a beer.
The opening hours for the Archaeological Museum are between 8.30 and 15.00 every day except for Mondays when it's closed all day.

There's a car park opposite and a few others dotted about the town but parking can be difficult in Fira so the bus or a taxi may be the easiest option if you're visiting from outside the capital, especially as the bus station is just round the corner. If you can't find a space in one of the towns car parks then you can park on some of the streets around Fira but again it’s hard to get a space.

If you enjoy museums, historical artefacts and archaeological sites then other options are Ancient Akrotiri and Ancient Thera, there's actually a 15€ pass that gets you access to all 3 sites so if you plan to visit all 3 be sure to get that pass and save a few euros.

Quick look guide to the Museum of Prehistoric Thera


Where is the Museum of Prehistoric Thera

the Museum of Prehistoric Thera photo gallery

Santorini Archaeological Museum-santorini
Santorini Archaeological Museum by Graeme Churchard
If you have photos from the Museum of Prehistoric Thera that you'd like to share then please use the form below to send them to us. Thanks!

    Reviews of the Museum of Prehistoric Thera

    No Reviews Yet
    Unfortunately we don't have any reviews for the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, if you've been, why not be the first.
    If you would like to share your thoughts on the Museum of Prehistoric Thera with our visitors then please fill in the form below to send them to us.

      Help us improve

      We want Which Greek Island to be as accurate and informative as possible, so, if you notice anything wrong with this listing about the Museum of Prehistoric Thera or any other page please let us know.

      There may, from time to time be places on an island that we’ve missed completely so if you see a town, village, beach or attraction that’s not listed then please use the contact us page to let us know and we’ll get it added to the site.
      Contact Us

      Find and Book
      Book a package holiday with Jet2
      Book Package Holiday Icon
      Check On The Beach for package holiday deals
      Book Package Holiday Icon
      Book Flights Icon
      Hire a car at the best prices using Holiday Autos
      Book Car Hire Icon
      Book airport parking at Purple Parking
      Book Airport Parking Icon
      Buy travel insurance at Travel Supermarket
      Book Insurance Icon
      Book transfers at Hoppa
      Book Transfers Icon
      Find a great package holiday from Tui
      Book Package Holiday Icon

      Santorini Climate Charts

      Below are the average temperature, hours of sunshine and rainfall charts for Santorini.

      Average Temperatures

      Average Hours of sunshine

      Average rainfall

      © 2019 Which Greek Island

      linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram