Aug 23, 2017

A visit to the Museum of Prehistoric Thera


This modern museum hosts some of the stunning findings from the archaeological site of Akrotiri, while you can find the rest at the Archaeological Museum in Athens. The history and geology of the island and the development of Akrotiri are exhibited here and impress the visitor, together with the famous frescoes, jewellery and ceramics.
Highlight: The highlights of the museum are numerous, but the unique gold object found during the excavations stands out. This is a gold ibex figurine which was discovered in its wooden box and dating back to the 17th century BC.