How to get to Chios

Congratulations! You discovered the well-hidden gem of the Aegean, Chios island! Now, you are wondering how to get to Chios. We created a detailed guide on how to reach the 5th largest island of Greece.
You can travel to Chios by airplane or ferry. There are daily flights from Athens to Chios and almost every day flights from Thessaloniki.

Flights to Chios

Even though there are incoming flights directly to Chios from a number of cities, often the fastest and most affordable way to get to Chios is via the Izmir International Airport in Turkey. From Izmir airport, it is a 90-minute drive to the Cesme port and a short 30-minute ferry ride to Chios.  It is only 15 km from the Turkish port of Cesme.

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If you prefer to take a flight directly to Chios, you have a number of options.
Chios Airport “Omiros” is located 3 km from Chios Town. The airport is served by the Greek companies Aegean Airlines, Astra Airlines and Skyexpress. Chios airport hosts direct flights from:

  • Athens
  • Thessaloniki
  • Mytilene
  • Samos
  • Rhodes

 Ferries to Chios

Blue Star Ferries operates ferries to Chios from the port of Piraeus, the main port of Athens, all year round. These ferries run daily and the trip takes about 9 hours. Depending on the schedule, these ferries connect Chios with other Greek islands.

There is a ferry connection between Chios and the port of Cesme, close to Izmir in Turkey, all year round. Chios ports are connected directly with:

  • Piraeus
  • Lavrio
  • Syros
  • Mykonos
  • Lesvos
  • Samos
  • Lemnos
  • Ikaria
  • Kavala
  • Aghios Efstratios
  • Fournoi

There are also ferries to the other two islands of Chios Municipality, Oinousses and Psarra and daily ferries to Cesme in Turkey.

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