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Byzantine Museum

Byzantine Museum Review

The only intact mosque in this part of the Aegean, complete with a slender minaret, houses the Byzantine Museum, which has been under renovation for years. It holds a tugra (the swirling monogram of the sultan that indicated royal possession), rarely seen outside Istanbul; its presence indicated the favor Chios once enjoyed under the sultan. Housed inside are the Jewish, Turkish, and Armenian gravestones leaning with age in the courtyard.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Vounakiou Sq., Chios Town, Chios 82100
  • Phone: 22710/26866
  • Cost: €2
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun 8:30–2:30
  • Location: Chios Town
Updated: 05-27-2011

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