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“Could be Skipped”
Review of Byzantine Museum

Byzantine Museum
Ranked #42 of 56 things to do in Chios
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Owner description: A small museum housing a collection of medieval tombstones, frescoes and sculptures.
Reviewed 27 August 2015

In fact just one large room with a small and not very interesting collection. The centre of the room is filled with some frescoes. The rest is maily filled with some pieces of pottery. Actually the building itself is more interesting than the collection it contains. Entrance fee is only 2 euro, so if you have some half hour left you can visit it. Otherwise it can be skipped. You won't have missed much.

Thank Arthur_Rob
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Reviewed 10 August 2015

Placed in an old mosque in the center of the city, the Byzantine museum is rather small, but its collections are presented in a very modern and visitor-friendly way. The texts are extremely informative, so please take your time and read them. The frescoes from several churches across the island are simply breathtaking in their beauty. One understands immediately that the island had very close connections to the capital, Constantinople. Don't miss this one.

Thank Ioannis M
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Reviewed 26 May 2015

This museum is only one room with some artefacts found on the island, these are good to see but there isn't an awful lot to see.

Thank Maureen C
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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.

2  Thank MestaChios
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