How to get to Chios.
A 35 minutes flight from Athens International Airport “EL. Venizelos” will bring you to Chios Island. Daily flights by Aegean Air and Astra Airlines 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. Astra airlines is operating a flight-per-day schedule
Izmir (Smyrni in Greek) can be an alternative point of reaching to Chios. During summer season, some european capitals are coonected to Chios with charter flights. Majority of them has a stop-over to another Greek island such as Santorini, Lesvos, Mykonos and Samos.
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!