Museum of Chalkis is a very beautiful building, an example
of the architecture of the first decades of the 20th century.
It houses collections of honorary decrees as well as many
sculptures of the Roman Period and tombstones. The finds
include idols of the Mycenean Period, and quite a few
bronze and terracotta idols which represent the geometric
There you can see also roman sculptures from Aedipsos
and Chalkis as well as tombstones from New Lampsakos.
Also you have the opportunity to admire wonderful pottery
from Evoia and Boiotia thanks to the Oikonomou Collection.
you wish to travel back into the past and get
a taste of the articles that constituted necessary
elements of the everyday life of the inhabitants,
you only need to visit the Folklore Museum in
It was founded in 1981 by the cultural and educational
society of Kimi. Mention must be made, however,
of the important contribution by the inhabitants
of the region, who with their donations enriched
the exhibits of the museum. Passing the threshold
of this 3-storied neo-classical building, the
property of the museum, situated in the center
of the town, you will see collections of woven
cloth, embroideries, as well as many traditional
men's costumes, which were worn not only for
daily activities but also for special occasions
such as weddings and festivities.
You will be impressed by the items of pottery, wood carvings
and metal artifacts exhibited here, while you should not
miss the section of lay-paintings with works of S. Chrissanthopoulos
and G.D. Esposito. If, in fact, you should happen
to visit during the period of various functions, you can
enjoy lectures, concerts, theatrical performances and
film projections by the cinema club of the society, which
take place at the circular open-air theatre in the garden
of the museum.
idols from the area of Karistia, inscriptions
and sculptures from the same area, as well as
finds of Drakospita, are some of the exhibits
that you can see and admire in the west wing
of the Geokalion Cultural Institute, housing
the famous Archeological Museum of Karistos.
Repeated excavations in the region of Oxylithos
lead more and more to the belief that there
is the site of ancient Kimi. The city hall of
Chalkis is a beautiful building, which fortunately
has been declared preservable.