Large collection of fine handmade Byzantine Icons   -   Handmade Chess & Backgammon   -   Byzantine Jewelleries

METROPOLIS  -  Plateia Athinagora 1 (next to Metropolis Church, Chalidon St.)  -  GR-73100 Chania (Old Town)

At METROPOLIS we offer you handmade byzantine icons and pictures on wood or silver, which will surely inspire you. The elaborate handmade paintings on aged wood pieces are unique! Also available are various kinds of Byzantine jewelleries and impressive handmade Chess, Zatrikion and Backgammon in wood or marble. All this at very friendly prices and excellent service (speaking English and Russian).








Discover the unique ancient Greek chess:


When Chess was spread in Byzantium over 1000 years ago it was named after the ancient Greek word 'Zatrikion' (meaning the ultimate victory) and it

was played on a circular board. Zatrikion circular chess was very popular at that time and for many centuries afterwards including mediaeval times. Zatrikion was historically the first attempt of transforming the square board into a circular one and is known today world wide as "Greek Zatrikion" or "Byzantine Chess". Its historical rules have been preserved but there is also a well known modern version.

Only 200 m away you are also welcome to visit our store   where you can find, next to handmade Byzantine icons,

 a collection of handmade Chess, Zatrikion and Backgammon as well as unique objects of Cretan olive wood, soaps & personal care oils,

selected monastery wines, extra virgin olive oil of the best quality exclusively bottled for our store, honey of the monastery beekeeping.

MOUNT ATHOS  -  Kondilaki St. 12  -  GR-73100 Chania (Old Town)  -

METROPOLIS  -  Plateia Athinagora 1  -  GR-73100 Chania (Old Town)  -  Tel.: +30 28210 40611

Our shop is open every day, also in winter.               e-mail: