Chios, Greece

With its more than one hundred beaches, varied landscape, little tourism and picturesque fishing villages, Chios is a different kind of Greek island!

Fly to Chios and discover a traditional Greek island with its own unique character. If you love nature, you’ll love Chios. The southern part of the island is predominantly green and covered with olive, citrus and mastic trees. In the north, you’ll find Pelineos Mountain, perfect for hiking. Do you smell citrus blossoms and mastic? Then you must be in the interior of Chios, where its fertile plains are located. Naturally, the island also has a fabulous coast. With over a hundred beaches, you’ll find yourself by the crystal-clear sea in no time!

When are you flying to Chios?

Want to enjoy Chios in blossom? Book your ticket in the spring, when the gladioli, irises and orchids are in full bloom. Want to explore the island’s history in addition to enjoying its nature? The island capital of Chios City is home to lovely castles and Byzantine monasteries. The Nea Moni is the most important monastery on the island. End your day in one of the fishing ports, where the restaurants serve mouthwatering moussaka (minced lamb and aubergine). Those looking to enjoy some nightlife will find plenty of it along the bustling promenade!

Practical information

Transport to/from the airport

Chios Airport is located about 3 km from the city centre. The only form of transport to/from the airport is by taxi.
  • Taxi

    From the airport, you can only travel by taxi. You can hire a taxi at the taxi ranks in front of the airport.

Transport in the city/region

Travel anywhere within Chios: 
  • Bus

    Want to explore the island? Take the bus! The blue buses only run in the city and the green buses run in the surrounding area. 
  • Taxi

    There are plenty of taxis in Chios, which makes is all the more easy to hail one on the street. The main taxi rank is located at the central square in Chios city, the Platia Vournakis.

Passport and visa

You need a valid passport or identity card.  

Time zone

GMT +2 (summer time +3) 
On Chios, it is 1 hour later than it is in the Netherlands.


The currency used in Chios is the Euro (EUR).

Duration of flight

The flight to Chios lasts approximately 3,5 hours. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable.