Chios has always been a rich island due to the production of chewing gum, which is
famous and is exported to almost all around the world. The island of Chios, which
is in the East Aegean Sea, offers its visitors beautiful and pleasant holidays. The
beaches, the nightlife, the attractions, the museums, the towns and villages of Chios
will leave no visitor complaining. The tall houses with the all green yards and the
little gardens in Hora will impress you. Visit the Castle of the island, the Folk
Museum, the Gallery as well as the Korais Library. The villages of Chios are all
around with various beautiful little churches and most of them keep the local traditions
very much alive. The Chios villages by the sea have beautiful beaches and crystal
clear waters as well as several taverns and restaurants. The Chios locals are especially
hospitable and you will certainly feel at home on the island. Book your ferry tickets
as soon as possible and enjoy unique holidays in Chios.
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 aktoploika.gr. 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), Ikaria, Oinousses, Kavala, Lesvos, Limnos, Mykonos, Patmos, Psara, Rhodes, Samos (Vathi, Karlovasi), Syros, Turkey (Cesme).
You can now book ferry tickets online for Chios via Aktoploika.gr. 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-
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 Island, one of Greece’s biggest in extend, is characterized by a relief variety (small plateaus, but continuous low mountainous masses). The most suitable way of transportation, especially during summertime, is the local buses network, that covers even the smallest settlement’s needs, as well as in-
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-
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-
In many beaches the water becomes very deep in a few meters and there are stong
The island’s climate is typical Mediterranean, but during nights there is a significant temperature drop during night, especially on the island’s north side. Make sure you have a light jacket with you.
Happy Holidays In Chios!!!
Ferry tickets and offers to Chios
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