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Koraes Library

Korai 2 | Town, Chios Town 821 00, Greece
+30 2271044246
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Deep History (especially if you're from Chios)

The library/museum is rather dated, overall. However, I made my way down to the basement archives... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
soulart99
Confusing name, it's both a library and a folklore museum.

The Argent Folklore museum is located on the second floor of the Koraes Library, you pay a 2 euro... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
worldtraveler3465
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5 days ago
“Deep History (especially if you're from Chios)”
23 Jun 2017
“Confusing name, it's both a library and a folklore museum.”
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Korai 2 | Town, Chios Town 821 00, Greece
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+30 2271044246
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The library/museum is rather dated, overall. However, I made my way down to the basement archives where, with the aid of a wonderful staff, I was able to look up my family's roots in Chios. The records (kept meticulously by the Ottomans) date back to...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2017

The Argent Folklore museum is located on the second floor of the Koraes Library, you pay a 2 euro entrance fee. We enjoyed the little folklore museum because we like seeing textiles and costumes of which there were 3 rooms. There are also 2 rooms...More

1  Thank worldtraveler3465
Reviewed 19 September 2013 via mobile

Lost in another level of book history!!! Wish I could spend a night in, exploring books I could never imagine their existance. A building fool of Hellenic history and glory built in a simple architectural harmony.

1  Thank natassachris
Reviewed 16 September 2013

Old school museum, only of interest if you want to see the complete portretgallery of the Argenti family. They do have some nice copies of paintings depicting the history of Chios.

Thank pluskat
Reviewed 28 May 2012

I enjoyed my visit to this museum very much. Especially, the big and diverse collection of traditional costumes. There is also a room with portraits of the Argenti family that gives a taste of the noble face of Chios and its history. Highly recommended.

2  Thank ComdtNexus
Reviewed 8 April 2012

Korai's library is one of the biggest, oldest and most important in Greece. Visiting its halls we were travelled back in time as the whole building, exhibits and decoration brings you in mind important people and events of the past. Many of Korai's books are...More

2  Thank erijon
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