Oinousses are a small group of islands near Chios with the biggest one being Oinousses. This small islet, with its crystal clear waters, the natural bays and the peaceful landscape leaves no visitor complaining. The islet's Hora is classy and its houses true jewels. The islet, which has a naval history, has a Naval School and a Naval Museum with impressive exhibits. During your stay on the island you will not find any cosmopolitan beaches or intense nightlife but the natural landscape and the exquisite beauty of the land will impress you. Book your ferry tickets as soon as possible and enjoy unique holidays in Oinousses.
The Oinousses Port
There are no ships departing from the Piraeus port to Oinousses but you can take the ship to Chios and then a second ship from Chios to Oinousses. For a carefree journey book your ferry tickets online via aktoploika.gr. The island's port is in Oinousses, the capital of the island. When you reach the port, you will see the statue of the mermaid holding a sailing ship as well as the statue of the mother from Oinousses.
Connection With Other Ports
Oinousses has a ferry connection with the following ports: Chios
You can now book ferry tickets online for Oinousses 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-trip/return ferry tickets come with a considerable discount.
The distances are small on the island so you can travel on foot. You can also visit the more distant beaches and the rest of the islands by using one of the boats of the island. In Oinousses the word "transportation" is strongly related to walking. There no roads at all, and the distances, one must cover, so short, that it would be an exaggeration to talk about cars, buses or any kind of vehicle. You can only find a boat, and, after an agreement with its owner, sail to a beach or to Chios coast.
The island of the wealthy men
Seven small islets northeast of Chios, a breath away from the Asia Minor coasts. The largest and only inhabited among them is Inussa or Egnussa, with approximately 1,000 inhabitants, but of cosmopolitan character from the crowd of wealthy families originating from the island. In the summer Inusses come alive from the Egnussians, who return to their land from all the parts of the world.
In the only one, amphitheatrically built, settlement that there is in Oinusses dominate lthe simple mansions and the Cathedral of St. Nickolas in its center. Apart from that the Naval Museum of Oinusses, in the center of the harbor contains ship models, paintings, photographs, historical nautical documents, witnesses of the great naval tradition of the island.
In the dock a bronze mermaid, welcomes the visitors, while the Missing Sailor monument in the central square, the nautical square, reminds us that we here, everything is connected with the sea! To the northwest side is located the monastery of the Annunciation, with exceptional angiography by Kontoglou, and two chapels dedicated to the Prophet Elias and the Apostole Paul. The monastery is famous for its excellent woven which are made by the nuns. Very beautiful also, the litany to the monastery's port, which takes place annually on June 29th.
- Apiganos beach is definitely the best choice for those who wish to relax and enjoy the sea.
- Organize a daily trip in the neighboring islands around Oinouses and enjoy the virgin coasts and the Aegean deep blue and green water.
- Try the countless octopus variations in the island's taverns. Oinouses is famous for the octopuses quantity and quality.
The island has limited health, safety and commanding substructures. You'll find all the necessary services in Chios' capital city.
Swimming places are as many as bays. However we suggest you visit only the known and organized beaches, as in most of them access is difficult. For some of them you'll need to rent a small boat to get there.
Happy Holidays in Oinousses!!!