Cruise Port Atlas | Chios, Greece Map | Location

Chios, Greece Port | Map | Locations

Cruise lines that visit Chios: Silversea

Key Attractions: Chios Castle, Archaeological Museum, Byzantine Museum, Nea Moni of Chios, Kapmos, Pyli, Mesta, Olimpi, Anavatos, Marros Gialos Beach, Karfas Beach, Agia Fotini Beach, Vrondados Beach

The East Aegean island of Chios (often pronounced HE-os) is just 7 kilometers from Anatolian Turkey and is the 5th largest of Greek islands. It is dry and mountainous and mostly sparsely inhabited with the exception of the capital of the same name. Over the last two hundred years Chios has experienced two devasting events which shaped its culture. After the locals rose up to fight for Greek independence from the Ottomans, the Ottomans sent in an army which devastated the island and its population (1822). In 1881 an earthquake destroyed most of the historic buildings in the port. For this reason, Chios Town is fairly modern and built in a Neoclassical style. On the north side of the harbor is Chios Castle, a walled area in the city which was constructed by the Genoese before the Ottomans captured the island. The primary beach areas on the island mainly dot the eastern coast, though there are remote and scenic beaches on the west side as well. Chios' most famous agricultural product is mastic, an aromatic resin from a bush that was used from ancient time as a gum, in cooking and as an adhesive. The medieval towns of Pyrgi and Mesta are popular tourist destination whose history is entwined with mastic production. The most important tourist attraction on the island is Nea Moni, an UNESCO World Heritage site which is neither new (11th century) nor a monastery (it is now a convent), but offers world renowned mosaics and great views.

Local Currency: Euro | Current exchange rates at xe.com

Primary Language: Greek

Secondary Languages: basic English spoken by many

Visa requirements: Not required for US and Canadian citizens

Photo of Chios Castle walls by Katsiaryna Naliuka

Geography and Population

The mountainous dry island of Chios is 7 kilometers off the coast of Turkey near the resort area at Cesme. The island has a population of about 52,000 of which 29,000 live in around Chios town.

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Photo of Nea Moni building by Maarten Sepp

How Far?

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From To Distance Average Time Local Currency Fare
Chios Cruise Dock Chios Airport 3.3 KM 4 minutes  
Chios Cruise Dock Chios Castle / City Wall 0.2-0.5 KM 2 - 7 minute walk  
Chios Cruise Dock Byzantine Muesum 0.2 KM 2 minute walk  
Chios Cruise Dock Archaeological Museum 0.8 KM 2 minutes, 10 minute walk  
Chios Cruise Dock Nea Moni 11 KM 20 minutes  
Chios Cruise Dock Kampos 3 KM 6 minutes  
Chios Cruise Dock Pyrgi 24 KM 31 minutes  
Chios Cruise Dock Olimpi 31 KM 46 minutes  
Chios Cruise Dock Mesta 37 KM 50 minutes  
Chios Cruise Dock Anavatos 20 KM 36 minutes  
Chios Cruise Dock Vrondados Beach 5.2 KM 8 minutes  
Chios Cruise Dock Karfas Beach 7.3 KM 10 minutes  
Chios Cruise Dock Agia Fotini Beach 11 KM 18 minutes  
Chios Cruise Dock Mavros Gialos Beach 29 KM 35 minutes  

Local Services - Addresses

Hospital

General Hospital of Chios, Eleftheriou Venizelou 2, Chios, phone - 2271 350100, 3.5 kilometes, 8 minutes

Nearby Banks and ATMs

Alpha Bank, Vlastos 5, Chios 82100, 0.4 kilometers, 2 minutes, 5 minute walk
Investment Bank of Greece S.A., Varvaki 1, Chios, 0.3 kilometers, 2 minutes, 4 minute walk

Post Office

2, Omirou Street, Chios 82100, 0.3 kilmoters, 2 mintues, 3 minute walk

Port and Berths

Street Address - Leoforos Egeou, Chios 82100
GPS - 38.370766, 26.137651

Photo of Pyrgi Houses by Mates II.