How can one get to Chios island? There are two ways: by plane or by boat.
- By plane
-- Domestic flights
There are daily flights from Athens airport by Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines. In the summer time there are also flights from Thesaloniki and Rhodes 2-3 times a week. This is the faster way, a flight from Athens lasts 35 minutes only.
-- Charter flights
From some major european capitals there are direct flights to Chios:
Hellaswings From Oslo Norway directly to Chios Greece once a week
Lilleput From Oslo Norway directly to Chios Greece once a week
Martin Air from Amsterdam Holland directly to Chios Greece once a week
Transavia from Amsterdam Holland directly to Chios Greece twice a week
Lauda Air From Vienna Austria directly to Chios Greece once a week
- By boat
You can take the boat from Pireaus once a day (twice a day in the summer) from NEL Lines or Hellenic Seaways or port of Kavala (operational only in the summer). The journey takes 4,5 to 9 hours depending on the type of the ship. There are also regular trips from Samos, Lesvos and Rhodes all year round. You can also come by boat from Cesme (Turkey) with a once a day service.