Situated in the centre of the island's capital, the museum contains
remarkable statues, reliefs, grave stelae and mosaics mainly from the
Hellenistic and Roman periods. A statute attributed to Hippocrates is also
Medical Museum :
Housed in the International Hippocrates Foundation near the Asklepion, the
visitor can see interesting exhibits, busts, books, coins, stamps and so
on relating to Hippocrates.
Maritime Museum :
Located in Kardamena and officially opened in July 2002, the museum
contains exhibits from the island's maritime tradition and history. In
terms of folklore, the three traditional houses in Antimachia, Kefalos and
Pyli are of interest, where objects and the characteristic layout of the
space bring to life images of the past.
Of great importance is the Hippocrates Library housed in the International
Hippocrates Foundation near the Asklepion. Worthwhile too is the
Metropolitan Library which contains the 'Servitude' Archive with 116
codices from the period 1688 - 1947.
Other libraries are to be found in Antimachia and at the Hippocratic
Lyceum. Since 2002 a Municipal Library has been in operation, housed in
the Aigli Building in Eleftherias Square. In addition to general interest
books, it also contains a rich collection of folklore items and the
Italian Archive from the period of occupation.