How to get to Chios.– {Updated 2018}

By Plane

plane to chios

A 35 minutes flight from Athens International Airport “EL. Venizelos” will bring you to Chios Island. Daily flights by Aegean Air, Astra Airlines & Sky Express connects Chios with mainland and particularly with the most important gate to enter Greece, an airport that handles yearly more that 20 millions passengers.
Daily flights also connects Chios with Thessaloniki’s international airport. Aegean Air & Astra airlines is operating a flight-per-day schedule. <br/> Sky Express is connecting Chios with Lemnos, Lesvos, Samos and Rhodes. During summer 2018 season, Poland will hold a chartef flight to Chios.
Izmir (Smyrni in Greek) can be an alternative point of reaching to Chios. Flying to Izmir Airport from any European capital you can then reach to Cesme and grab a speed or ordinary boat arriving Chios in 35 minutes

By Boat

boat to chios

Piraeus, the biggest port of Greece is a connection point to Chios. There are daily ferries from Hellenic seaways and Blue Star connecting the bigest Greek port, Piraeus port with port of Chios and four times a week with the Port of Mesta at the south part of the island. The schedule will commenced since May 2016. Journey can be up to 8 hours *almost an hour less if arrives at Mesta) and usualy flights overnight, leaving Piraeus port between 8 to 9 p.m., arriving Chios early next morning. There are plenty of cabins along all vessels, while good opportunities for long night discussions can arize anytime next to your seat.
From Alexandroupoli and Kavala a traveller can reach at Chios if is prepared for a long journey
Samos and Lesvos are connected to Chios by ferries also. The island hoping throught the Northeast Aegean Islands can be really amazing

Important notice: Finding the right connection getting to Chios is a difficult task and needs some internet research. You can find airplane routes and fares here while for boat schedule you can search here and here. Schedule is changing every almost three months and sometime is totally different that this of last year so be prepared!