The Chios Port
There are regular ferry departures from the port of Piraeus for the Chios port and the journey, including stops at other islands as well, lasts about 9 hours. For a carefree journey book online your ferry tickets via Greeceport.com. Hora of Chios is also the main port of the island. There is a second port as well on the island, the port of Meston.
Connections With Other Islands
Chios has a ferry connection with the following ports: Piraeus (Athens), Lavrio, Ikaria, Oinousses, Kalymnos, Kavala, Kos, Lesvos, Limnos, Mykonos, Psara, Rhodes, Samos, Syros, Thessaloniki.
You can now book ferry tickets online for Chios via Greeceport.com. If you plan to travel during July and August, it’s best if you have booked several days or weeks earlier to avoid hitches. You should also know that round-trip/return ferry tickets come with a considerable discount.
Public transportation in Chios is frequent and regular. You will also find several taxis on the island. When you reach the port, you will find a bus stop and taxis, in order to get to other areas. However, if you want to explore the whole island you can always rent a vehicle from the several car and motorbike rental agencies on the island. Having your own vehicle will make travelling more comfortable and pleasant.
Chios, famous for its unique mastic that is grown exclusively in the Mastic villages, the naval tradition, the fertile citrus fruit orchards and mansions in the region of Kambos. Chios of vivid medieval villages with the vaulted narrow streets and the New Monastery, an UNESCO World Heritage site. The Korais library, maybe the largest regional library of Greece, with rare manuscripts and maps. The Castle of the city, which has been inhabited uninterruptedly since the Hellenistic period. Chios, which can satisfy even the most demanding alternative or non-tourist.
In Chios, first and foremost, you will taste the mastic! From mastic liqueur to handmade pasta with mastic flavor. Taste also the suma, the local version of tsipuro, derived from the distillation of figs, in nempikaria, the local household distilleries. The famous spoon sweets and whatever is produced based on the mandarin of Chios. The masurakia, local version of marzipan and the delicious pastelaries. Finally, enjoy the chian wine, in wineries which you can visit and there you will discover the secrets of the wine production.
When you visit Chios, don’t forget to visit the cave of Olympians, which is located near the medieval village, who maintains unchanged the architectural features. Inside the cave, you will have the opportunity to admire the impressive stalactites and stalagmites, the specifics of which classify the cave in one of the most remarkable of Greece.
Also, you should certainly take a walk in the castle. It was built during the Byzantine period and despite the attacks it has received, today has well-preserved walls, while inside there are many buildings saved. In the castle you’ll also see more remarkable Byzantine monuments, like the church of Saint George, Kria Vrisi and Kula. The famous mastic villages and the beautiful medieval villages are waiting for you to explore them! Mesta is the most remote from the medieval villages, but also the most well-kept. The houses are built side by side without any blanks, the streets are narrow and most of them are covered with arches. The oldest monument of Mesta is the church of the Former Commander of the Byzantine period. Pirgi, built like a castle, with narrow streets, houses built one next to each other, while in the center of the village there is a large ruined tower. Most buildings are ‘scratch’, i.e. the outer layer is painted white and then from this, various geometric shapes are scraped.
Happy Holidays In Chios!!!