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Chios Mastic Museum

Chios Mastic Museum

Chios Archaeological Museum

Chios Archaeological Museum

Chios Maritime Museum

Chios Maritime Museum

The Argenti Folklore Museum and Gallery (at Koraes Central Public and Historical Library)

The Argenti Folklore Museum and Gallery (at Koraes Central Public and Historical Library)

Chios Byzantine Museum (Mecidiye Cami)

Βυζαντινό Μουσείο Χίου

Opening hours:

Everyday 8.30 – 16.00. Tuesdays closed.

Address:

Vounaki Square (Chios Town central Square), Chios, 82100

Telephone:

22710 26866

Admissions:

2€
Free access for teachers, professors, pupils, students and people with disabilities

The Byzantine Museum's permanent exhibition is held in the Ottoman mosque, Mecidiye Cami, which was built in the mid 19th century and was renovated in the context by European funds via the Third Framework of support. Under the funding of the North Aegean Region Operational Programme. The exhibition is part of the effort to promote the monument, making it a part of it. The monument and the exhibition thus complete each other. The exhibition aims to inform the visitors about the history and culture of Chios from the early christian period to the modern era. It also attempts to show how different cultural groups lived in harmony during various periods of the island's history.

The exhibition was curated by the Archaeological Service – Department of Byzantine Antiquities (Third Division of Byzantine Antiquities)

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Chios Municipality Art Gallery

Δημοτική Πινακοθήκη Χίου

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday 08:00 – 14:30

Address:

1, Andreas Syggros St., 82100, Chios

Admissions:

free

Art lovers will be thrilled by a visit to the Art Gallery administered by the Municipality of Chios, at the centre of the town.

The construction of the building that houses the Gallery began in 1939 and was completed in 1954. It was designed by the architect Ioannis Despotopoulos. Until the mid-70s the Public Baths operated there. The building was turned into the Municipal Gallery in 1984, under the administration of Mayor Yiannis Boubaris.

The permanent collections include works by Diomataris and Mytarakis and also wroks of contemporary Chiot artists. Apart from art exhibitions the Gallery cooperates with other cultural institutions in order to host various art events.

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Nea Moni Museum

Μουσείο Νέας Μονής

Opening hours:

Everyday 08:30 – 13:00, Tuesdays closed.

Address:

Karyes, 82100, Chios

Telephone:

22710 79370

Admissions:

March-November 4€, for teachers, professors, pupils, students and people with disabilities 2€
December-February 2€.
The Nea Moni monastery is in central Chios on the road to Karyes village. It was founded in early 11th century. At the centre of the monastery lies the catholicon (main church), a monument of exquisite architecture and art. Nea Moni is a Monument of World Cultural Heritage, according to UNESCO.
Τράπεζα στο μουσείο της Νέας Μονής Χίου

Trapeza

At the south part of the monastery and south west of the catholikon (main church) lies the Trapeza, which was the dining room of the monastery. The building was renovated and organised as a Museum for the monastery during the second european framework of support. The basic exhibit is the main room of the Trapeza. In the same room byzantine sculptures of the 11th century, that come from the catholikon (main church) are exhibited., as well as ceramics and part of the wall painitngs. The exhbition also includes visula material, texts, designs and photographs.

Museum

The monastery has survived a lot of attacks and pillages during its 9-century- history. Thus, its original wealth has perished. All the artefacts that are exhibited in the monastery's small museum are of the modern era and have been donated to the monastery. The museum was renovated in 1980 and the visitor can see objects of ecclesiastical and secular silver art of the 18th and 29th century, as well as icons of the same period. The museum is curated by the 3rd Division of Byzantine Antiquities of the Greek Archaeological Service.

The exhibition was curated by the Archaeological Service – Department of Byzantine Antiquities (Third Division of Byzantine Antiquities)

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Kallimasia Folklore Museum

Λαογραφικό Μουσείο Καλλιμασιάς

Opening hours:

The museum opens on appointment.

Address:

Kallimasia

Admissions:

2€, 1€ for groups
Free entrance for students, pupils, teachers, people with disabilities and people doing their military service.

The collection of folklore material and artefacts started in 1995, by the Association “Friends of the Kallimasia Folklore Museum” and it’s President, Yiannis Kolliaros. The idea was to use the 550 sq.m. underground room of the Kallimasia High School in order to house the Museum. The visitor can now see areas that have been transformed in places of traditional professions and activities, such as a traditional village house, a traditional groceries store, an olive oil press and an ouzo distillery. There is also an area dedicated to Karagkiozis, the traditional greek shadow theatre. All artefacts have been donated by people of the villages and Chios town.

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Oinousses Maritime Museum

Ναυτικό Μουσείο Οινουσσών

Opening hours:

Monday- Friday 08:00-14:00. Saturday- Sunday 09:00-14:00.

Address:

Oinousses, 82101

Telephone:

22710 55182

Admissions:

1,5€
Free entrance for children less than 15 years

The Oinousses Maritime Museum is located on the waterfront, at the Oinousses port.

It was founded in 1965 and its collection includes model ships, paintings, nautical instruments, documents and books related to the maritime tradition of Oinousses. All the objects have been donated by families of the island. The building of the museum, “Pantelis Ant. Laimos” Mansion has also been donated by the Laimos family.

The late mayor of Oinousses, Antonis Sp. Laimos had envisioned the renovation and expansion of the museum. His brother, Nikolaos Laimos, realised this vision, by creating a modern museum with admirable collections.

The museum has had thousands of visitors during the years, which had the chance to learn about the great maritime tradition of the Oinousses Island. The museum can also host events in the “Marina Laimos” room.

Collections and Exhibitions

1
Collection of model ships of the napoleon years, created by French prisoners in English prisons, after the wars of 1793-1815.
2
Collections of guns and weapons 18th and 19th century.
3
Collection of paintings of sail boats and steamships from Oinousses by Aristides Glykas.
4
Collection of model ships from the beginning of the 20th century until today.
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Citrus Memories

Είσοδος Citrus Memories

Opening hours:

During the opening hours of the estate

Address:

Argenti St. 9 - 11, Kampos, Chios, 82100

Telephone:

22710 31513

Admissions:

free

Citrus Memories is a space where memories, documents and historical data of the history of Kampos Citrus fruits and agriculture are found. Through a modern, dynamic exhibition, housed in the ground floor of a Kampos estate house, the visitor will be informed on:

  • the citrus fruits agricultural tradition of the area, the tools and production methods, the different and especially the unique varieties that have been cultivated in the area of Kampos.
  • the society and its organisation around this core of agricultural cultivations since the Genovese occupation until today.
  • the citrus fruits trade from the 15th century to Constantinople and Izmir, until the end of the 20th century.
  • Kampos, its unique architecture, the mansions and the estates, and the way life was organised here.

Visitors can also watch a short documentary where people of the area talk about their experience of the rise and fall of the citrus fruit trade.

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