Chios in Greece is a picturesque island located in the northeastern Aegean Sea, known for its rich history, stunning landscapes, and warm hospitality. With its diverse range of attractions and activities, Chios offers something for every type of traveler.

Chios is steeped in ancient history, with archaeological sites and ruins that date back to the 6th century BC. The island is home to the UNESCO-listed Nea Moni monastery, a Byzantine masterpiece renowned for its mosaics. Visitors can also explore the medieval villages of Pirgi and Mesta, with their stunning architecture and narrow, labyrinthine streets.

The island boasts a diverse natural landscape, ranging from lush green valleys to rugged mountains and pristine beaches. Hiking enthusiasts can explore the scenic trails of the Mastichochoria region, famous for its mastic trees and traditional villages. 

Chios is renowned for its unique gastronomy, influenced by both Greek and Ottoman cuisines. Visitors can savor local delicacies such as mastiha, a resin found exclusively on the island, with a distinct flavor used in desserts and liqueurs. 

The island is also known for its vibrant festivals and cultural traditions, including the Easter Rocket War, a spectacular fireworks display between two rival parishes.

Whether you’re a history buff, nature lover, or food enthusiast, Chios offers a truly unforgettable experience. Its combination of ancient history, natural beauty, and vibrant culture make it a hidden gem in the Aegean Sea.

Through Chios Airport (JKH) located 6km south of Chios Town .

From Athens International Airport (ATH) (Duration 50 min) and Thessaloniki International Airport (SKG) mainly, as well as Lesvos (MJT) and Samos (SMI) Airports .

From Piraeus Port (Duration 9 hours), as well as other islands of the North Aegean such as Samos, Lesvos and Lemnos daily during the summer season .

Chios also connects with the port of Cesme (Duration 20 to 30 min) and Bodrum in Turkey .

Foki/Volia Chios
Beaches To Explore
Olympia Cave Chios
Activities To Enjoy