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Archaeological Museum


The building of the Archaeological Museum of Chios, with an area of ​​5,084 sq.m., is built on three floors. With the combination of the exposed concrete (concrete) and the glass on the walls, as well as with the roof at the level of the roof, it is a representative sample of architecture of the 60's in Greece.

In the main building, in addition to the rooms where the exhibits are housed, there is also the outpost, the reception area, the control room, offices, the W.C., the laboratory space as well as the warehouses (first floor). The three floors of the main building communicate with each other by elevator and marble stairs. The floors in the exhibition spaces and in most of the specific building are made of marble while in the warehouses and in the laboratory we have a mosaic.

In the second building, which is located east of the main one, it leads from the courtyard a marble scale. There is the canteen and two classrooms for lectures and educational activities respectively. The floors are marble.

In the courtyard there is a small amphitheater for events and educational programs. The floor of the courtyard is covered with pebbles.

The permanent re-exhibition, which occupies spaces with an area of ​​1,200 sq.m., is entitled "Chios the whole city of Oinopion". The building program was adapted to the requirements of the exhibition and the new museological concepts, both for the presentation of cultural goods and for the service of visitors, without affecting in any way the architecture of the building. The exhibition includes representative examples of art and everyday life on the island from the Late Neolithic period to the late Roman Empire.

The exhibition spaces, which are housed on three floors, are five rooms for permanent exhibition and one for the magazine. On the first floor, which includes three rooms, there are: a) exhibits of prehistoric Chios from the Late Neolithic Age to the Mycenaean period b) samples of coroplasty and sculptures (statues, portraits, reliefs) from the 8th c. eg up to the Roman period and c) tombstones and inscriptions. The second floor, which includes two rooms, houses samples of pottery and metalwork from the Archaic and Roman periods and the most important examples of architecture.

Architectural members found sporadically found throughout the island of Chios.

Educational activities are carried out at the Archaeological Museum of Chios, which are addressed to students of primary schools and high schools as well as seminars, lectures and speeches.