Museum in Chios Town

Byzantine Museum

The museum, housed in a 19th-century Ottoman mosque, the Medjitie Djami, contains relics from the Byzantine, post-Byzantine, Genoese and Islamic periods, including old canons, fine icons and Jewish, Muslim and Armen…
Museum in Chios Town

Giustiniani Palace Museum

Near the kastro’s main gate, the tiny museum (or 'Palataki') still looks like the 15th-century fortress it once was. Of particular interest are 12 Byzantine frescoes of the prophets, dating from the 13th century, al…
Museum in Chios Town

Archaeological Museum

Along with prehistoric and Archaic treasures from the excavations of the British School at Emporios, there are impressive Neolithic and classical finds (coins, sculptures, pottery) from Agios Galas and Fana.
Monastery in Central Chios

Nea Moni

Adjacent to the monastery is the Byzantine Museum of Nea Moni (h8am-1pm Tue-Sun, €2), considered one of the most important in Greece, and a UNESCO Cultural Heritage site. A festival is held on 23 August.
Museum in Chios Town

Korais Library & Argentis Folkloric Museum

On the upper floor of the remarkable Korais Library, the Filippos Argenti Folkloric Museum contains a 19th-century birthing chair, along with shepherds' tools, embroidery, traditional costumes and portraits of the w…
Church in Pyrgi

Church of Agios Apostolos

Exquisite and colourful small chapel in the village.
Cave in Around Mesta

Cave of Sykia Olymbi

A 150-million-year-old cavern discovered accidentally in 1985. It's 57m deep and filled with multicoloured stalactites and other rock formations with whimsical names such as the Pipe Organ, Cacti and Jellyfish.
Church in Mesta

Churches of the Taxiarhes

There are two Churches of the Taxiarhes (Archangels). The older and smaller one dates from Byzantine times and features a magnificent 17th-century iconostasis. The larger, 19th-century church was built entirely from…
Museum in Central Chios

Citrus Memories Museum

Attractive and well-signed displays of Kampos area citrus history, the Chian Mandarin in particular. Also has a shaded courtyard cafe with, voila, fresh orange juice.