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Small but so intersting !

It is located in the center of Chios town, next to the central square and it's very easy to find... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
erijon
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East Aegean
Not Much To See

This museum is only one room with some artefacts found on the island, these are good to see but... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2015
Maureen C
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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.

Date of experience: August 2015
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.

Date of experience: May 2015
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.

Date of experience: September 2013
1  Thank pluskat
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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.

Date of experience: April 2012
2  Thank MestaChios
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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.

Date of experience: July 2011
1  Thank nojTA
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