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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. The Chios Maritime Museum bridges the link of the island’s rich maritime and trading tradition which travels the entire world.