Chios Airport has daily scheduled flights from Athens and Thessaloniki. Travellers arriving by air from Europe and other parts of the world usually transit in one of these cities and take a connecting flight to Chios.
Few people know that there is also an alternative way of getting to Chios that may save you a lot of time and money! Depending on where you are flying from, it may be easier and faster for you to arrive at Izmir International Airport in neighbouring Turkey. Izmir airport is a large international airport that has direct flights to more than 60 international destinations. It is located 80 km from the port town of Cesme, and from Cesme, it is just a 20-minute ferry ride to Chios town.
For example, in order to fly to Chios from Birmingham, UK, travellers have to change planes twice and fly for an average of 12 hours, including waiting times. Meanwhile, the twice-a-week direct Birmingham-Izmir flight takes under 4 hours and is much more affordable.
You can arrange a comfortable transfer to Chios Island port from Izmir airport. A private car will pick you up at the airport, and after the 1-hour ride to the port in Cesme, you can hop on the ferry and be in Chios in no time!
If you need assistance with the transfer from Izmir airport to any point in Chios Island, fill in the form below and we will get back to you with more information and a price quote for the private transfer.
*Please note that citizens of some countries may need a visa to enter Turkey. Visas, however, are easy to obtain online and cost 15$. Check out this link for up-to-date information on visas to Turkey.