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“Small but so intersting !”
Review of Byzantine Museum

Byzantine Museum
Ranked #42 of 68 things to do in Chios
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Owner description: A small museum housing a collection of medieval tombstones, frescoes and sculptures.
Reviewed 19 May 2017

It is located in the center of Chios town, next to the central square and it's very easy to find it.
At the yard there is a Turkish faucet and the big cannon that belonged to the Turkish flagship of Kara-Ali which was set on fire by Kanaris, the fire-fighter.
The big hall of the museum has three main sections:

-Secular and Religious Architecture of Chios island,
-Public and Private Life,
-Worship and Art.

What impressed me more, was the 12 big hagiographies of the prophets which were brought here from Panagia Krina (small church of very high interest).
I also admired the replica of Eugène Delacroix's painting "The massacre of Chios" which stands in the right entrance of the museum.
The ticket costs 4 euro.

1  Thank erijon
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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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