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List with the most interesting museums

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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