Getting around Chios

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Transportation in Chios

Now that you know how to get to Chios, let’s talk about getting around Chios. Depending on where you stay and for how long you can choose the best transportation or even a combnation of the below options.In order to get around, you can use the urban and intercity public buses, rent a car or motorbike, or use a taxi. Taxis in Chios are coloured burgundy and white, whereas taxis that operate to the villages are silver-coloured. For exploring Chios Town, we recommend you walk or cycle!

Rent a car or a motorbike in Chios

There are many car and motorbike rental agencies around Chios Town, mainly along the waterfront. Other car rental agencies can be found in the main tourist resorts. Renting a car is probably the most convenient way to see the island.

Buses in Chios

There are many ways to get around the island and one of them is the local public bus. The main bus station is found right in front of the Town Hall in Chios Town. Regular blue buses link the capital with Vrontados, Karfas, Kampos and the nearby villages. You can find more information here.

There are also buses going to villages further from Chios Town, such as Pyrgi, Olympi, Volissos and Kardamyla as well as buses to beautiful beaches like Emporios and Nagos. This bus service is called Chios Ktel.

Public transportation is a cheap and safe way to do sightseeing, enjoy the natural wonders and the medieval villages.

Chios Taxis

Taxis are available all around the island and constitute an ideal option for your transfers. Taxi stations are found in the city, at the central square, the airport and the port. There are fixed rates available to the main tourist attractions. You can book your taxi online here.

Boats from Chios

In the summer, there are daily ferries between Chios Town and Çeşme Turkey, a cosmopolitan resort near Izmir. From Chios Town, there are also daily boat trips to Oinousses and Psara islands.