An easy guide for how to get to Chios by Ferry, schedules and prices for the Ferry to/from Chios and recommendations for public transportation and services. Explore the website and find all necessary details for the ferry to Chios; Connected Routes with departures and frequency, Accommodation options with real-time Availability and helpful tips for transfer opportunities in Chios!
We have prepared a small user guide that will help passengers to get to Chios as easily and pleasantly as possible.
Find useful information on how to get to Chios by ferry, local public transportation options to reach your overnight hotel in Chios, port addresses and embarkation offices, ferry schedules and prices for Chios ferry, and real-time departures and arrivals.
- There are daily ferries that connect Chios with Piraeus, Kavala, Lesvos / Mytilene, Limnos, Agios Efstratios, Samos and Ikaria. There is also a ferry connection between Lavrio (Athens port) and Mesta port in Chios. In the summer, connections to Paros or Naxos might be added. Chios ferry schedules change depending on the season.
- For up-to-date information, it is best to check the schedules in our booking platform.
Getting to Chios by ferry is the best option you have and it can be a very nice and exciting experience and especially if you are doing some island-hopping too. Greek islanders are seasoned ferry experts and they prefer to travel by ferry to Chios because of the convenience and flexibility it affords!
Cars are allowed on most ferries running to or from Chios, for an additional fee and children usually travel for half price!
- There is a choice of modern regular ferries running frequently to/from Chios with stops along the way.
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Notice: Each year and depending on the period, there may be more or fewer connections to/from Chios. The biggest shipping companies (ferry operators) announce the new ferry schedules to and from Chios by the end of December and the rest of them by January-March each year!
Traffic services in Chios
Ports of call in Chios
There are 2 ports in Chios: The main port that is situated in the city of Chios and Mesta port that is approx. 40 km southwest from the capital.
Road network on Chios
The road network of the island is very good. Apart from the city of Chios, where the roads are quite narrow and during the summer months, they show increased traffic, especially in July and August, the rest of the island is easy and safe to drive. All main roads are asphalted as well as most of the provincial roads leading to the smaller villages. Road marking and gas stations are very good all around the island.
Chios public transportation
In order to move around Chios, you can use the urban and intercity buses or to use a taxi.
In Chios, there are 2 bus companies that serve passengers in all directions.
- Blue city buses serve the city (4 zones) and the nearby directions as Karfas Beach and Vrontados (approx. 1,50 Euro).
- Schedules are posted at the bus station. Timetables
- Terminal / Station: 1 Dimokratias str.
- Tel.: +30 2271022079
- Green buses depart daily from the city and serve Pyrgi (ticket cost approx. 3,00 Euro), Mesta (approx. 4,20 Euro), Lithi Beach (approx. 2,70 Euro), Kardamyla (approx. 3,30 Euro) and Kambia (approx. 5,80 Euro) via Langada (approx. 2,00 Euro). Twice-weekly buses serve Volissos (approx. 4,50 Euro).
- Terminal: Chios Port (14, Aegeou Avenue) on the same building as the Port Passengers Terminal. The terminal is open around the clock. Fully air-conditioned, offering “Left Luggage” locker services.
- Tickets are issued from the booking office or from the drivers without any extra charge.
- Tel.: +30 2271027507
Taxi stations in Chios
Moving around with a taxi in Chios is a very cheap and convenient way, compared to other countries.
- You can find taxis around the central square and at the port (there are always taxis waiting for each vessel to arrive).
- Taxis in Chios are colored burgundy and white, whereas taxis that operate in the villages are silver-colored.
- Online Taxis in Chios
- Radio Taxi: +30 2271041111 (7/24)
Schedules for Chios ferry
Book your ferry to Chios with any ferry company that suits you better and enjoy your journey in Greece! The “Easy-Way” booking system of go-Ferry.com, allows the most reliable online ferry reservations and offers cheaper, faster and better services for your ferry ticket to or from Chios.
With go-Ferry.com you are able to connect online with the reservation systems of the most Greek shipping companies, to compare prices, to find information about routes and vessels, to look for alternative routes and to print instantly your Chios ferry confirmation.
Ferry timetables may change by season, so take an optical canvassing via our search engine to receive the latest cull of dates and schedules for Chios ferry. With so many accommodation options to cull from, you can be sure to find the best deal for the ferry to or from Chios at a price that fits your budget.
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Chios ferry tickets
Arrange your ferry journey to Chios in advance
It is very important that you have organized your ferry to or from Chios in advance, having arranged all the details. You don't want anything to go wrong, and you can achieve perfect holidays with a great organization. In addition to hotel accommodation and air-tickets, when you book the boat tickets to or from Chios you know that everything is under control even before leaving home.
There are many reasons why you should arrange to book in advance your Chios Ferry Tickets. Here are some of the most important:
Pay for Hotel in Chios without using it!
During the high season in Greece, and especially in July and August, it is likely that you won't find ferry tickets to popular destinations, such as Chios, if you don't book them in advance. So, don't make the mistake to book your hotel on Chios without having booked the ferry pass to/from Chios. The last thing you want is to get to the port and not find an available ferry to or from Chios!
Save time in Chios!
Although we charge a commission for acquiring ferry bookings to/from Chios, this allows you not only to secure your ferry tickets o/from Chios but also to save time in Chios; besides receiving a service and attention of first.
Have a bigger choice of Chios Ferry Tickets!
Buying in advance gives you a better chance of getting the ferry tickets to/from Chios, on the ferry you prefer and at the schedule you want. It does not make sense that your trip to/from Chios is interrupted by not finding available ferry departures, but it is possible.
Find more Chios Ferry routes!
If you want to organize your vacations to or from Chios, it is wise to check all the possible routes and timelines in order to make the right combinations between Chios and other destinations as well as between the air and the ferry tickets. Online, you can have an overview of all the routes going to or from Chios.
Get the best deal by Chios Ferry prices!
Ferry tickets to/from Chios can be expensive, so it’s natural to want to get the best deal on them. It has become a regular practice for ferries to announce special rates and deep discounts for booking ferry tickets to or from Chios up to 3-6 months in advance.
Feeling Great having Chios ferry ticket in your pocket!
You will feel a great feeling when having the ferry confirmation to or from Chios in your hands. The reservation with us will allow you to secure your ferry to or from Chios, you will be relieved to have the confirmation in your hands or on your smartphone!
Accommodation on Chios ferry
Find out about the ferry types that are running to/from Chios, choose the ideal accommodation option on ferry to Chios and get fresh and relaxed at your destination. Comfortable armchairs, business class comfort seats, outside and inside cabins or economy deck chairs. There is a range of accommodation options to choose for a day or night ferry to or from Chios.
Lush green “fragrant” Chios, also known as the mastic island, has much to offer to the traveler. It is probably Homer’s birthplace, and it has an immense naval and intellectual tradition. It was inhabited since the Neolithic era, has known successive conquerors, was devastated by pirate attacks during the Byzantine years, and after a short period of Enetian domination it came under the Genoan commercial company Maona (for two centuries). It paid a high price during the Greek Revolution, with the population massacre (1822), despite the fact that the Chiotes didn’t participate initially in the uprising, since they enjoyed special privileges given to them by the Turks due to the mastic production. In the south of Chios the mastic lentisk has been cultivated for centuries; the tiny tree that after being “pinched” by the locals, responds with “tears”, offering its bounty of precious resin. Mastic, which is an exclusive Chios product, has been cultivated on the island since the 1st century A.D. and tradition has it that the lentisc started tearing down when the Saint Isidoros was tortured and martyred here by the Romans (250 A.D.). All the works in regards to the tree, the resin collection and its clearing down, are manual labour.
The politicians and scholars Alexandros Mavrokordatos, Adamantios Korais, Neoftyos Vamvas, Yannis Psycharis, Emmanouil Roidis, Lambros Porfyras and other outstanding personalities, were coming from Chios. The island extends over a surface of 841.6 km2, its coastline is 213 km long and it has 52,000 inhabitants. It is connected by ferry with Piraeus port and by air with Eleftherios Venizelos Athens airport.
Internet web page of the Prefectural Self governance of Chios: www.chios.gr
Internet web page of the Municipality of Chios: www.chioscity.gr
What to see in Chios
There is a stone on the island called Homer's stone (Petra Omirou), where the poet sat and worked according to those that believe he was from here.
Agia Markella is a monastery open to visitors, and is located outside the village Volissos. The saint is celebrated on July 22nd.
Nea Moni of Chios
Nea Moni (11th century) has been the most important religious center of Chios for centuries and one of the most important Byzantine monuments in Greece (it is included in UNESCO’s World Heritage Monument List). One of the most important ensembles of Byzantine mosaics in the Mediterranean is preserved in the catholicon! The museum which is housed in an old two story cell exhibits post Byzantine icons as well as religious and folk embroidery.
Nea Moni Museum: 22710-79.370
Note: if you want to visit the monasteries, make sure you are dressed properly: long skirt and covered shoulders for women, long trousers for men.
The so called Mastikochoria are in the area where the mastic tree grows. It has a special kind of sap that is used in making chewing gum, toothpaste and local sweets. Here there is also a 15th century castle, some old churches and the ruins of an ancient temple to Athena.
The most popular beach is probably Karfas, but there are also well developed beaches around Chios town. For more peace and quiet, you can go to the beach Kato Fana, for example, but it is also a good idea to try to find your own place by renting a vehicle and drive around.
Useful Information of Chios
- Museums - Chios
- Archaeological: 22710-44.239
- Byzantine: 22710-26.866
- Naval: 22710-44.139
- Palataki Ioustiniani: 22710-22.819
- Omirion Cultural Center. 22710-44.391
- Municipal Art Gallery: 22710-43.830
- Public Central Library: 22710-44.246