The Museum of Prehistoric Thera in Fira, is one of the most important in Greece. It houses finds from the excavations of the Archaeological Society at Athens Akrotiri from old excavations of the German Archaeological Institute, the excavations of CA Antiquities in various positions.
The exhibition is an attempt to outline the course of Thera in prehistoric times through selected findings from the thousands that exist in warehouses, a course that has the southernmost island of the Cyclades one of the most important Aegean center in the 18th and 17th centuries BC .
The museum can be seen as an extension of the archaeological site of Akrotiri, since it housesfrescoes and mobile findings of this urban center in the period of great prosperity (17th bc.).
Meanwhile, it hosts findings from many other places of Thera dating from the 5th millennium BC (Late Neolithic period) till the 17th century. BC and show the passage of various cultures from the Aegean in a long period of Prehistory.
Thira from Neolithic Age to the seismic disaster. In the showcases of the hall C outlines the course of the island from the Late Neolithic Period (4500 BC) until the beginning of the Late Cycladic Period (early 17th cent.). Included Neolithic pottery, Early Cycladic figurines and vases, Cycladic pottery etc..
The discovery of an archaeological site. In the lobby (A) of the Museum exposed images andtexts on the history of research of prehistoric Thera. Presents the excavations on the island in the late 19th century, in Thirasia Akrotiri and elsewhere.
The geology of Thera. The small exhibition in B recounts the geological process of Thira, with intense volcanic activity, which apparently started about before 1.5 million years.
*Tour guide available upon request.