Chios Archaeological Museum
Opening hours:Everyday 8.30 – 16.00. Tuesdays closed
The Archaeological Museum of Chios was built in the 60s and the first exhibition opened in 1977. In 1987 the Museum was closed for reconstruction works.
It reopened in 2000. Its permanent exhibition lies in five rooms. Architectural parts from buildings and signs, as well as a unique macedonian style tomb that was found in the town neighbourhood of Fragomahalas, are exhibited at the museum's inner yard.
The museum's exhibition includes findings from excavations that have been conducted by the British Archaeological School in Agio Galas, Emporio, Dotia and Fana. It also includes findings from the excavations conducted by Nikos Kontoleon at Rizari (another town neighbourhood) and also the excavations by the Archaeological Service (Κ ΕΚΠΑ) in the town of Chios.
Citizens as well as the Archaeological Service's temporary curator during the 60s and 70s Antonios Stefanou have submitted pieces and objects they have found and collected. Last but not least, there is a room for periodic exhibitions, where findings from the Mycenaeic cemetery at Archodariki of Psara are exhibited.