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Byzantine Museum

Vounaki Square, Greece
22710 81337
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Ranked #20 of 20 attractions in Chios
Description: A small museum housing a collection of medieval tombstones, frescoes and sculptures.
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Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
20 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 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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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 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... More

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 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... More

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