Megaro Gyzi Museum
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Megaro Gyzi Museum

Megaro Gyzi Museum
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The Cultural Centre “Megaro Gyzi” is housed in Megaro Gyzi, one of the few 17th century old family mansions. The Megaro Gyzi Museum is situated in the Halls of the Cultural Centre, where five Permanent Exhibitions are hosted: An exhibition of authentic engravings with maps, landscapes and dresses of the Cycladic islands from the 15th to 19th century. An exhibition of old manuscripts from late 16th to 19th century. A collection of paintings and photographs of Santorini. Open May through October.
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Robert R
East Windsor, NJ7 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Very cute museum near the Catholic Church. A little difficult to find the entrance but worth sealing out. Many ancient manuscripts and artifacts along with paintings and photos from the volcanic eruption.
Written 2 October 2023
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Griggsy54
Coventry, UK52 contributions
Jun 2023
This museum was a gem in old Fira, with lots of original documents charting the history of Santorini. There was a very knowledgable host at the museum who kept out interest whilst telling us the history of the Island. and only 3 euros.
Written 28 June 2023
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VTJedi
Virginia3,020 contributions
May 2022
Very nice museum. Entry fee was small, and we enjoyed talking to the woman working about the significance. There were some great photos of the island right after the volcanic eruption depicting the extent of the damage. Our visit lasted about a half hour.
Written 28 August 2022
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Fergs85
Thornton-Le-Dale, UK1,036 contributions
Oct 2021
This small museum is housed in a 17th century mansion which is notable for having survived the effects of the 1956 earthquake. Inside you’ll find a permanent collection of paintings, maps and original documents dating back to the period of Ottoman rule. You’ll be given a bound set of translations so it’s interesting to randomly select a few documents and see what they tell you – what 16th century inhabitants if Santorini were leaving in their wills, for example, or how local courts were settling property disputes. The lady at the desk was extremely welcoming and helpful, and she gives you a personal introduction to the museum if she’s not to busy. Many thanks!
The museum is named after the Gyzi family, originally from Venice, who first settled in Greece during the 4th Crusade. After the death of his son in 1888 Michelis Gyzis bequeathed his mansion, or megaron, to the island of Santorini. The family coat of arms is visible in the faced of the museum. Not just an interesting museum, but a building with a significant back-story.
Written 31 October 2021
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Kevin L
Bath, UK21 contributions
Oct 2021
Easily missed near the entrance to the cable car this is a fascinating insight into the history of a local family and an overview of the story of the island. The curator was very welcoming and gave me an extensive introduction to the Thera eruptions and the documents on show. Some of the material may be a bit dry for some tastes but it's worth a wander round to get the feel of life in a Theran mansion with contemporary furniture and paintings etc.
Written 15 October 2021
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Klaudia
11 contributions
Sept 2020
Don’t go there ! Apparently it’s closed and there is no information about that anywhere. We had to ask some local citizens about that because there wasn’t any notice on the door.
Written 28 September 2020
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vnn
Milan, Italy47 contributions
Aug 2019
In a restored mansion. Well organized and informative about the "recent" history of the island with photos, paintings and, especially, documents from the times of the various dominations, including Venice. Short opening times, but the lady at the entrance let us stay beyond the official closing time and gave us a good overview of the museum's content. It was clear she really cared about her museum and stimulated out interest in things in diplay.
Written 8 September 2019
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Takarehi
Mill Creek, WA2,191 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
This museum is easily missed as you navigate the path from Fira to Imerovigli. As mentioned in other reviews it is small but contains interesting documents and photographs from as early as the 1600’s. We enjoyed looking but would have appreciated some translation of the documents rather that a brief 3-4 word description. Worth the 3 Euro admission.
Written 15 May 2019
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Jackinbama
Massillon, OH951 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
I was disappointed by this museum. It is small and has a few paintings and a lot of old documents in glass cases. My wife was in and out in 10 minutes. I looked at almost everything, painful as that was and maybe it took 22 minutes.
Written 12 October 2018
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Stuartandlinda
Edinburgh, UK69 contributions
Sept 2018 • Couples
A converted house. Downstairs some modern artwork but the selection of 15th C onwards documents is impressive. Cartographers will like the selection of old maps. Upstairs contains a selection of landscapes and still life's, I assume local. A great place to avoid the crush and noise for an hour or so
Written 29 September 2018
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