Experience Chios

Chios Island, Greece

Komi Beach, Photo by Michalis Tetteris

A hidden treasure in the Aegean Sea!

Experience Chios

Chios Island, Greece

Port of Chios, Photo by Valantis Zoumis

A hidden treasure in the Aegean Sea!

Experience Chios

Chios Island, Greece

Olympoi Village, Photo by Valantis Zoumis

A hidden treasure in the Aegean Sea!

Experience Chios

Chios Island, Greece

Anavatos Village, Photo by Tolis Flioukas

A hidden treasure in the Aegean Sea!

Experience Chios

Chios Island, Greece

Sailing in Chios, Photo by Valantis Zoumis

A hidden treasure in the Aegean Sea!

Experience Chios

Chios Island, Greece

Pyrgi Village, Photo by Michalis Tetteris

A hidden treasure in the Aegean Sea!

About Chios

A trip to Chios is a trip of discovery. Wander around the picturesque countryside of Kampos and visit the medieval villages of the southern Mastiha tree region. Discover the wild beauty of north and west Chios.

The variety of remote and secluded beaches, the dramatic changes of the landscape in the north, and the well preserved architectural sites of Kampos and the Mastiha villages in the south render Chios a hidden treasure of the Aegean Sea, waiting to be discovered.

Fun, friendship, hospitality

Once in Chios, you feel at home. The people of Chios always welcoming and polite will introduce you to their way of life. Proud of their homeland and determined to enjoy life no matter what, Chiots are known for their generous hospitality and relaxed way of life. Meet the locals at the village square and don’t miss the summer festivals, where you can enjoy traditional music, local dishes and spirits such as ouzo and souma.

Chios lies in the East Aegean, very close to the Asia Minor coast (only 3.5 nautical miles from the Erithrea peninsula in Cesme). It is the fifth largest Greek island with a coastline of 213 km and a population of about 52.000. Together with the islets of Oinousses and Psara, it forms the Regional Unit of Chios, part of the North Aegean Region.


Experience the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea.
Discover a different beach every day!


Chios Top 10

Things to do

Popular activities in Chios Island

Sea Sports

Canoeing, kayak and SUP will allow you to experience the amazing Chios coastline and crystal clear waters from a whole new perspective. Families will have an amazing time with water sports activities at the popular beaches of Karfas, Agia Fotia, Komi and Apothika.


Both traditional and creative cuisine, with unexpected uses of local products, will amaze you. Take part in cooking lessons to learn more about local cuisine. The fans of mixology, will discover new cocktails with mastiha liqueur during a night out in town at the vibrant scene of local bars.


Apart from the eight signed paths organized by the Regional Unit of Chios, Chios’s landscape offers a large variety of natural and/or historic paths for the fans of hiking.


Either by yourself (if you have a skipper license) or by renting a sailing boat under a licensed skipper, you can sail around Chios, visiting beaches that cannot be reached by land, or you can sail to the neighbouring islets of Oinousses and Psara.


Cycling in Chios offers the visitor a different experience, spending time near the nature and discovering the diverse sites of the island. Cycle around Chios town, in Kampos and in the villages to discover their hidden beauty.

Scuba Diving

Chios offers lovely diving spots, since the crystal clear Aegean waters and the lovely summer light, combined with the underwater beauties of the island make it a wonderful diving destination.

Events in Chios

Summer festivals include art exhibitions, concerts, and shows, both in town and in the villages. The open theatre “Mikis Theodorakis” hosts a variety of shows during the summer. Visit the open air cinema in Chios Municipality park to enjoy a movie on a cool summer evening. When in Chios, don’t miss the traditional festivals which are also part of the summer cultural calendar.

Events Calendar

Travelling to Chios

You can travel to Chios by air or by boat.

You can travel to Chios by air or by boat. There are daily flights from Athens and almost daily flights from Thessaloniki. Basically, you can reach Chios from anywhere in the world via Athens International Airport or Thessaloniki. There are ferries connecting Chios to Athens (Piraeus & Lavrio), Kavala, Lesvos, Limnos, Agios Efstratios, Samos, Ikaria and Cesme (in Turkey). In the summer, connections to Paros or Naxos might be added. There are also ferries to the other islands of the Regional Unit of Chios, Oinousses and Psara.
by air


Airline connections

Chios Airport “Omiros” - Tel: +30 22710 81400

From Athens and from Thessaloniki

From Larnaka, Limnos, Mytilene, Samos, Rhodes

Charter flights

  • From Ljubljana - Slovenia
by boat


Ferry Connections

Chios Port Authority - Tel: +30 22710 44433

There are daily ferries connecting Chios island with Piraeus and Mytilene. There is also ferry connection between Lavrio port in Attica and Mesta Port in Chios. You can travel to Chios from Samos, Ikaria, Agios Efstratios, Limnos and Kavala, as well as from the islands of the regional unit of Chios, Oinousses and Psara.The ferry schedules change depending on the season. For up-to-date information, it is best to check the schedules directly with the ferry companies or your travel agent.

Ferry Boat Companies (operating on all the aforementioned connections)

  • Hellenic Seaways - Telephone number: +30 210 4199000 - email:
  • Blue Star Ferries - Telephone number: +30 210 8919800 – e-mail:

Oinousses Island

Apart from the aforementioned, if you wish to travel to Oinousses, you can also contact: Sunrise Tours - Website:

Cesme (Turkey)

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From large tourist resorts to small family run hotels, from traditional renovated mansions in Kampos to the unique experience of the medieval villages, from simple rooms to more sophisticated hotels and appartments near seasides, Chios offers a wide range of accommodation, for different tastes and budgets.

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Chios Island through the camera lens.

Contact us

Call us, send us a mail or pass by our Tourist Information Office. Ask for more information!

Visit our office

Municipality of Chios, Tourist Information Office
Kanari 18
Zip Code: 82100, Chios

Contact us
Phone: 0030 22713 50514