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“Small museum”
Review of Byzantine Museum

Byzantine Museum
Ranked #41 of 65 things to do in Chios
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Owner description: A small museum housing a collection of medieval tombstones, frescoes and sculptures.
Reviewed 16 September 2013

Situated in a former mosque, the museum is in fact one (big) room. Mainly religious orientated. Good time bars in English concerning history of Chios.

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Reviewed 17 April 2012

The Byzantine Museum has now moved into the beautifully refurbished mosque in the central square of Chios Town.

The collection is quite small, but beautiful. The highlight has to be the very early frecoes (removed from local churches for preservation) and icons. There are also some lovely architectural fragments and early gravestones.

We were warmly welcomed by the custodian. He was keen to share his knowledge (in English). We sat and sketched and he was quite relaxed for us to be sat there.

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Reviewed 25 December 2011

We managed to get to the entrance lobby in the museum. We peaked into the room behind and saw it covered with various historical works of art. It was definitely an appealing sight.

Unfortunately, the 3 staff members in the entrance did not understand the concept of "service" (public employees... surprise surprise). The man behind the ticket desk was chatting away on the phone (we're Greek so we know he was talking aimlessly). The two women on the other end of the room made gestures of bewilderment, but didn't actually walk over to sell us the tickets.

We left.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017
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