The Chios Mastic Museum, Pyrgi

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  • We went to this museum as a family and we enjoyed each area. The museums is in Greek and English. The mastic trade has been a central part of this island since recorded history. Fascinating. 
    We went to this museum as a family and we enjoyed each area. The museums is in Greek and English. The mastic trade has been a central part of this island since recorded history. Fascinating.  more »
  • This is a lovely, modern museum situated on a bluff with a terrific view of the countryside. The exhibits are very detailed and extensive. If you are like me and had NO idea what the heck mastic is.....  more
    This is a lovely, modern museum situated on a bluff with a terrific view of the countryside. The exhibits are very detailed and extensive. If you are like me and had NO idea what the heck mastic is.....  more »
  • a museum where you can find out the whole story and history of the mastic tree, the way it is taken care, the collection of the mastic drops.. everything from A to Z about mastic. you can also buy... 
    a museum where you can find out the whole story and history of the mastic tree, the way it is taken care, the collection of the mastic drops.. everything from A to Z about mastic. you can also buy...  more »
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  • Amazing modern museum which will give you a great idea of Mastic. Nice combination of static and interactive information/ explanation. The area outside with the Mastic trees and more impressions about harvesting Mastic is beautiful. New but not too fancy museum. Insightful & fits very well to Chios and the area. Strong recommendation before you might try a tasty local product during your stay :) Liked it a lot.
  • Beautiful location and building nested atop a South Chios mountain. The museum is very well done — very informative without being too dense. There are some real mastic trees outside to view as well. Highly recommend!
  • The museum is fantastic place how learn how chios people produce mastic. The location of the building has a great view and the building structure is modern and cool looking. The people at reception are helpful and direct you how you should walk around. There are historical machines and they let you active some of them. It is a great feeling to see how their systems work. After you complete the travel in the building, there is also outside museum, you should take a walk to see the trees and get information more.
  • Easily accessible by car. Inexpensive, informative, and about 30-45 minutes of content. A very good overview of the historical mastic trade. Shop has multiple mastic products at a reasonable price.
  • I learned a lot. It's a really nice place. I'm giving it 4 stars because the cashier sent us to the garden first, which made no sense. It was about 30 mins in that we realized we were doing the museum backwards. Ignore the cashier's advice and go through the front. It's a wonderful experience if you do that. Also, this is the first reasonably priced museum gift shop that I've ever seen.

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