The Cyclades Sights

Museum of Prehistoric Thera

Published 05/28/2015

Fodor's Review

This is the treasure house that displays frescoes and other artifacts from the famed excavations at Akrotiri. Many of the finds have been sent off to the Archaeological Museum in Athens, but the most charming fresco remains here: a colorful depiction of women in dresses gathering saffron from the stamens of crocuses. Also in this small collection are fresco fragments with the famous painted swallows, the island's favorite design motif, who still flock to Santorini to roost on the cliffs. The fossilized olive leaves from 60,000 BC prove the olive to be indigenous.

Sight Information

Address:

Mitropoleos, behind big church, Fira, Santorini, 84700, Greece

Phone:

22860-23217

Website: www.culture.gr

Sight Details:

  • €3
  • Nov.–Mar., Wed.–Mon. 8–3; Apr.–Oct., Wed.–Mon. 9–4

Published 05/28/2015

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