The Enlightening Chios Maritime Museum
Located in the centre of town and enhanced by its traditional early 20th century neo-classic architecture; it is both a cultural centre and an ideal setting for a private collection of models and paintings of ships, rare photographs, maps, books, as well as parts of vessels and nautical artefacts, chronicling the development of shipping through the ages.
The exhibition also demonstrates the vital role Chios played in the development of shipping during the 20th century, which ushered in the ‘golden age’ of post-war Greek mercantile shipping.
Apart from the main aim of reflecting the nautical culture and heritage of Chios and documenting its history; the museum also hosts lectures and conferences, as well as encouraging educational programmes to bring to life the story of Greek mercantile shipping to students and visitors from all over the world.
Apart from Chios Maritime Museum, some other museums that worth to see are the following
Its first collection consisted of books belonging to Adamantios Koraes and other Greek intellectuals from abroad.
The Folklore Museum of Chios, located in the village of Kallimasia, is a museum dedicated to the traditional culture and customs of the island.
Chios Byzantine Museum aims to inform the visitors about the history and culture of Chios from the early christian period to the modern era.
Archaeological Museum Chios presents representative specimens of art from the Final Neolithic period up until the Late Roman Empire.
This museum unveils the secrets of Mastiha cultivation and introduces us to the Culture of Mastiha.