Holidays in Chios

Chios Holidays 

Being aware of the needs of the Greek traveler and especially of the modern foreigner one, who sometimes is in awe of the abundance of information on the internet, the well experienced team of has a suggestion for everyone’ s taste. With over 35 years of expertise in tourism in Greece, we have compiled a comprehensive guide to questions usually asked when one plans holidays in Chios: how do I get there, where do I stay, what can I see and do in Chios? What about transportation on the island?

Holidays in Greece 

Considering Greece to be a magical place for your vacation, we urge you to visit the sections Greek IslandsThematic Holidays, and why not the Mainland of Greece. We believe that every little part of Greece has a thrilling travelling experience to offer.

Chios - history and culture

Chios is located in the region of the NE Aegean islands, close to the Asia Minor coast, opposite to the peninsula of Eritrea from which it is just 7 km far. It is a mountainous island with its highest peak Pelineo reaching 1,297 m. The capital and harbour is Chios and is connected by ferry to the islands of Oinouses, Psara and the Turkish beaches of Tsesme and Aivali. Other nearby islands are Lesvos and Samos.Chios is an island with extended history. It is possibly one of few place that have suffered such series of great ordeals, from wars to intrusions and natural disasters such as earthquakes.Many books have been published recently about it and the personalities that emerged through Chios. It is said that Homer is from Chios and was inspired by this place. The Chians have made sure to keep to this day many of the local traditions. The boats, the Rocket War, the Mostra of Thymiana and Agas are some customs taking place only on the island of Chios. Nowdays, Chios is a hospitable island and his residents are polite and peaceful, ready to welcome with love and kindness every new visitor.

Chios useful info

Police Station +30 22710 81544
Tourist Police Station +30 22710 81539
Fire Station +30 22710 44444
Port Authority +30 22710 44432

Holiday packages, Offers for Chios

Holiday packages for Chios, is the site that enables you to create online, easily and quickly, your own holiday package to Chios. We can assure you that you can make any booking with us, whether it is airplane or ferry tickets, hotels, car rental.

If you visit, do not miss the opportunity to follow the paths and attractions that we recommend. You can combine your holidays with short visits to nearby islands like Oinouses or Psara to create your own unique holiday.

For all of these use the online booking engines presented to you.

Chios Ferry Tickets, Ship Itineraries, Special Offers

Booking ferry tickets for Chios

Book your ferry tickets for Chios online with us, then collect your ticket at the port before your departure, from the special ticket kiosks. - Please note that some ship companies do not offer this service. If the case is so, we post your tickets well in advance.

Ship itinerary information for Chios

Chios can be reached by ferry boat, mainly from the port of Piraeus and Lavrio, as well as from Thessaloniki and Kavala from the northern Greece.There are two main ports on the island, one located at Mesta and the other at the city of Chios. Also, there is access from the nearby islands, like Ikaria, Lesvos, Limnos, Oinouses, Psara and Samos by ferry boat or sea-taxi. The duration of your trip varies depending on the route and type of ship (conventional or high speed one). When booking your chosen ferry tickets for Chios online, you will be informed of the precise time of arrival. Since ship itineraries change according to season, your are advised to check our online booking system for up-to-date information.

Special offers for ferry tickets to Chios

It is important to note that most ship companies offer discounts for return tickets. Keep in mind that if you want to visit a nearby island, you are strongly advised to buy in advance a return ticket for your destination.

Air tickets to Chios, Flights, Special Offers

Booking Air tickets for Chios

The Chios airport is connected with the main airports of Greece. Moreover, Chios airport welcomes several foreign airlines, especially during summer time, which schedule regular or charter flights. Thus, travellers from abroad have the chance to visit this magnificent destination.

Book your flights easily and quickly through our online booking system. Telephone booking is also available for those who do not want to use a credit card. Chios airport is the national airport "Omiros" (Chios - National Airport "Omiros"). The airport is located 4 kilometers from the center of the island on the south side.Chios served by light aircraft which means small capacity. It is therefore very important to keep in mind the need for early booking , especially in summer season or during peak periods eg Easter to ensure your air ticket.

Flights to Chios

Domestic flights

Flights from Athens Eleftherios Venizelos airport to Chios are daily and, depending on the period of year, become more frequent. Flights last 45 minutes approximately and the types of aircrafts vary.

The airplane carrier is Olympic Air.

International flights

International passengers will reach Chios via Athens, however, there are some low cost airlines from European destinations that connect directly.

To receive the most-up-to-date information on flights, please refer to our online booking for tickets, as schedules and flights to Chios change.

Special offers and cheap tickets to Chios

To get the best deals early booking is required. Visit and find cheap tickets for Chios. Take profit from low cost airline and last-minute bookings, as well. Don't forget to use your airmile bonus card.

Hotels in Chios, Hotel Guide, Special Offers

Hotel Guide provides you with a complete and up-to-date guide for hotel accommodation. You can find your favourite accommodation searching either by location, or by hotel name. 

Luxury Hotels in Chios

If you would like to search for Luxury Hotels in Chios (Luxury hotels, boutique hotels, 4 or 5 star hotels) search under the section Luxury Hotels.

Cheap Hotels in Chios

If you are searching for Cheap Hotels in Chios (rooms, apartments 3, 2, and 1 star hotels)search under the section Cheap Hotels.

Special Hotel Offers in Chios

If you are looking for special offers visit our section Hotel Offers in Greece.

Booking Hotels in Chios

When browsing the hotel list for Chios, and clicking on the link "online booking", you 'll be first shown the hotels that offer online booking. By pressing on the button 'Book & Prices' you reach the online booking machine for the selected hotel.

Car rental in Chios, Special Offers

Rent a car

To avoid the trouble of taking your own car to Chios, we urge you to book one online, through our car rental service. Thus, you are free to wander all over the island and visit sites and places that are not easily reachable by bus.

Car rental pickup points

Car rental pickup points are the airport (Chios - airport) port (Chios - port), and the city center. These are all easily accessible locations when arriving on the island. Please check our online booking machine, for any changes concerning the car rental pickup points.

Car rental offers

The car rental rates that you will find on our online booking system are advantageous, and by browsing there you will find car rental offers in Chios. You can compare the car rental cost with that of transfering your own car to the island by ferry, and so decide what is more convenient to you depending on the duration of your vacation.

Excursions and special places of interest in Chios

Excursions and tours in Chios

In the northern part of the city, near the harbour, is the Fortress with Koula (tall tower) and Krya Vrysi on its inside, with many traditional houses. Near the central gate is the Palataki Ioustiniani of the 15th century used as a museum. One of the most beautiful sights of Chios is located close to the capital where the famous mansions of Kambos are. More specifically there were imposing villas of Chios aristocracy of the 19th and 20th centuries, built with deep red and yellow/white stones.One of the most impressive villages of Chios is Anavatos, called the Aegean Mystra. It is a rare monument of medieval defensive architecture with stone houses clinging above the steep rock.Just 6 km northwest of the capital is the village of Karyes, where there are some very important monasteries; with most notable that of Nea Moni (New Abbey) which was founded in 11th century and was the religious centre of Chios for many centuries.

Places of interest in Chios

There are of course great beaches on the island with those of Komi, Limnia, Daskalopetra, Agia Markella, Vroulidia to be of the most organised and cosmopolitan resorts of the island, while there are the more isolated beaches on the western coastline as that of Elinta.

Thematic tours in Chios

Chios is considered to be a remarkable destination in the world for :

Family Tourism

Ecological Tourism

Youth Tourism.

Restaurants and nightlife in Chios

Chios Island is full of good places by the sea, offering delicious treats for your enjoyment while you gaze at the seascape with friends and family. Choose where to enjoy your ouzo and food, locating the tavern or restaurant you desire. Going out in Chios can start early in the afternoon and end up to the wee hours. The most famous and crowded clubs and bars are located in the harbor area, where you can enjoy your coffee and drink by the sea view. The sunrise and sunset are stunning and the scenery colors change so does the mood.

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