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Chios Island Travel Guide, Chios Greece
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Chios Island Travel Guide, Chios Greece
Chios Island Travel Guide, Chios Greece
Chios Island Travel Guide, Chios Greece
Chios Island Travel Guide, Chios Greece

Giustiniani Palace

Building for temporary exhibitions "Giustiniani Palace" is a historical building (14th - 15th century) situated between the central gate of the castle of Chios and the main square of the walled part of the town. It was perhaps the head quarters of the Genoese Podesta. Disfigured by Turkish alterations and additions, it was restored during the years 1980-1986 by the Archeaological Service.
The building, of a fortress - like appearance, has two floors of one room each, raised high above ground level. On its northern side there is a small loggia and a stone external staircase, leading to the walls and the SE tower of the castle.

Giustiniani palace

In the actual exhibition Byzantine murals, post-Byzantine icons, Byzantine and Genoese sculptures and small-scale works of art are presented.
The most important items are:
- Twelve Byzantine frescoes of Prophets (13th century), detached from the dome of the church of Our Lady ’Krena’, near Vavili, Chios.
- Marble Byzantine slab depicting in low relief a griffin and a chimera (12th century). Found in the town of Chios.
- Marble slab from a pulpit, with the personification of DIALECTICA in high relief. Genoese work of early Renaissance period found at the town of Chios.
- Cut-around full-length icon of the Archangel Michael (18th century). From the village of Olympoi, Chios.
- Half-length icon of St. Antonios (Cretan school, 16th century), from the village of Olympoi, Chios.
- Fragment of a carved small icon in steatite, depicting the Dormition of the Virgin, from the town of Chios.

Vaults of the fortress

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Ancient Times
Ancient Chios Town, Daskalopetra, Drakodospilos, Rimokastro
Early Christian Times
St. Isidore’s Basilica
Medieval Times
Nea Moni, Virgin Krena, Aghios Georgios of Chios Fortress, Aghios Georgios Sikousis, Kournas Monastery, Giustiniani Palace, Fortress of Chios, Anavatos, Watchtowers
Late Byzantine Times
Monastery of Saints Anargyri, Monastery of Aghios Menas
Post Byzantine and Later Times
Kambos, Marble Fountains, Mosque -Tzami, Later Buildings, Saints Constantine and Helen Nunnery, Panaghia Voethia Nunnery (The Virgin of Assistance), Aghios Georgios Reston, Aghios Stefanos Monastery, The Cloister of Aghios Markos, Myrsinidi Monastery, The Cloister of Aghion Pateron (The Holy Fathers), Mills, Aghia Skepi Isihastirio (The Retreat of Saintly Protection)

Chios Beaches

Bella Vista, Kontari, Karfas, Megas Limnionas, Aghia Fotia, Daskalopetra, Tagma, Afanis Beach, Lo Beach