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Homerion Cultural Center


The Homerion Cultural Center of Chios, located in Chios town, was founded in 1980 thanks to the donation made to the Municipality of Chios by Michael and Stamatia Xylas in December, 1985. Legally operating since 1989, this five floors building houses multiple cultural activities in its Auditorium, Conference Room, two Galleries, Teaching and Rehearsal Rooms, Board-room, Refreshment Room, and Library.

The main purpose of this cultural center is to promote the recognition and support of any artistic and scientific activities focused on the broadening of the sensibility and knowledge of the public, as well as on the encouragement of citizens to seek quality in life. Besides, the center also aims to the promotion of the cultural, educational and scientific coordination between Chios and other cities. The center is available to any Greek association for any cultural event of non-profiteering purpose.

Following these guidelines, 2.500 events took place between 1986 and 1995, from film screenings and lectures, to teaching courses, paintings and photography exhibitions, concerts and theatrical or dancing performances. Apart from this, since 1989, different artistic workshops are running the center, where specialists are teaching Painting, Traditional Music, Theatre, Photography, Jewellery, Bookbinding, Mosaic Art and Icons' painting.

Auditorium (432 seats)

Seats in stalls and dress circle, excellent acoustics, modern stage-installation, dress rooms and scenery-workshop. Also panoramic screen for film shows and projection-equipment for 35 and 16 mm films and slides. Equipped with a "STEINWAY" piano. Up-to-date lighting system in stage and seating area suitable for every theatrical presentation. Supplemented by 300 square meters and a bar.

Conference Hall

Equipped with simultaneous translation system in three languages and projectors. Suitable for lectures, conferences, teaching courses, slides-projections etc.

Boardroom (24 seats)

Suitable for board-meetings and teaching courses.

Exhibition Galleries (420 square meters)

Space suitable for painting, sculpture, pottery, art or other exhibitions. Equipped with excellent support frameworks and modern lighting systems.


5, Iroon Polytechniou str., GR-82100 Chios

Tel: +30 271 44391, 44333 - Fax: +30 271 44379

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