Historical building (14th - 15th century)
situated between the central gate of the castle of Chios
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.
The museum collection includes Byzantine murals, Post-Byzantine icons, Byzantine and Genoese sculptures and
small-scale works of art.
Τhe most important exhibits are:
- Twelve Byzantine frescoes of Prophets (14th century), detached from the dome of the church of Panagia Krena, near
- Marble Byzantine slab depicting in low relief a griffin and a chimaira (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
- Half-length icon of St. Antony (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.