All 14 Chios Sightseeing

Here are all the Chios sightseeing that we suggest. Have a look on various attractions that you can see during your visit in Chios, such as churches, monasteries, museums, castles and other sights.

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All sightseeing in Chios

Location: Karyes
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The Monastery of Agios Markos is found near Karies, only 6 km from Chios Town. Its high location gives the best view of the surrounding landscape.

Byzantine Museum
Location: Town

Housed in the 19th-century Ottoman mosque in the central square of Chios Town, this museum was founded in 1980 and contains a collection of items and findings that have been discovered on the island and donated from private collections. Its exhibits date from the early Christian times till the 17th century.

Homerus Stone or Daskalopetra is a historical place in the area of Vrontados. According to tradition, this is actually the stone where Homer was seating on and was narrating his poems.

Ecclesiastical Museum
Location: Karyes

This small museum is housed in an old cell in the Monastery of Nea Moni. It houses fine post-Byzantine icons, silver ecclesiastical works, embroideries, and woven textiles.

Folklore Museum
Location: Pyrgi

This folk art museum is located in the beautiful village of Pyrgi and it was founded by the cultural society "Adamantios Korais". It houses a rich collection of rural and agricultural tools, photographic and local press files and handicraft objects.

Justinian Museum
Location: Town

Justinian Museum (or Palataki) is housed in a historical building that dates from the 15th century AD. It houses Byzantine icons and frescoes and ecclesiastical items from the Venetian times.

Location: Town
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Located in a beautiful mansion in Chios Town, this interesting museum illustrates the long nautical history of the island. The museum includes paintings and models of ships that belonged to local sea fearers, photographs, and many navigation tools.

Monastery of Holy Fathers
Location: Avgonyma
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This monastery is dedicated to the Holy Cross and to the three monks who founded the monastery of Nea Moni. It is located between Avgonyma and Karyes.

Psara is a small island with a rich historical past. Today this is the ideal place for total isolation and privacy. It has gorgeous beaches and a traditional village, with a few rooms to let.

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Its construction started in the 10th century by the Byzantines and went through some reconstructions by the Venetians in the 16th century. Today it is an impressive and strong building that reminds the historical importance of Chios.

Location: Karyes
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The Monastery of Nea Moni, between the villages of Karyes and Avgonyma, is one of the oldest monasteries in Greece. It was constructed in the 15th century and recently it was declared a World Heritage Monument by Unesco.

This cave close to Olympi village is another miracle of nature. It was explored in 1985 and it is actually a cave gorge, 60m wide and with a humidity of 95%.

This tiny island with a rich natural history is a great daily excursions destination from Chios. It has traditional architecture, lovely beaches, and a calm environment. Daily boats to Oinousses depart from the port of Chios Town.

Location: Volissos
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The Monastery of Agia Markella is constructed on the site where the saint died for her faith. She is the protector of the island and the monastery celebrates on July 22nd.

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