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Address: Korai 2, Chios Town 821 00, Greece
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Α Treasure for Chios island

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 April 2012
erijon
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East Aegean
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Θεσσαλονίκη
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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2 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 here as well as 14 pictured books that Napoleon gave him as a present. We... More 

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