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Byzantine Museum

Vounaki Square, Greece
+30 2271 081337
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The museum where I was humiliated

On July 1, 2017 I came inside the Museum and after greeting the only personnel waiting at the... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Izmir, Turkey
Small but so intersting !

It is located in the center of Chios town, next to the central square and it's very easy to find... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
East Aegean
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A small museum housing a collection of medieval tombstones, frescoes and sculptures.
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good23%
  • Average44%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
18 May 2017
“Small but so intersting !”
3 Jul 2017
“The museum where I was humiliated”
Vounaki Square, Greece
+30 2271 081337
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

On July 1, 2017 I came inside the Museum and after greeting the only personnel waiting at the entrance I asked "Is there an entrance fee?" But the reply was extremely angry, yelling at me, he said "No free, you have to pay 4 four...More

Thank deary35
Reviewed 18 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...More

1  Thank erijon
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...More

Thank Arthur_Rob
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...More

Thank Ioannis M
Reviewed 25 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
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.

1  Thank pluskat
Reviewed 17 April 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...More

1  Thank MestaChios
Reviewed 25 December 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...More

1  Thank nojTA
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