Take the ferry from Chios to Athens and enjoy a pleasant trip from one of the largest islands of the Aegean to Piraeus, the main port of the capital of Greece!
The island of Chios is located in the northern Aegean Sea, close to the Turkish shores and has a rich history and many interesting sites. Medieval villages, castles and monasteries, museums and churches attract the interest of numerous tourists who visit the island for their holidays. Among the attractions of the island, it is worth mentioning the Τown Castle built during the 10th century, renovated and repaired from the 14th century by the Genoese, Venetians and Turks. On the way to the village of Vrontados the four windmills, one of the main landmarks of the island, will catch your attention and above the beach of the village you will see the rock Daskalopetra where it is believed that the poet Homer was teaching his students. The castle of Volissos, the Byzantine Museum and the Monastery of Nea Moni are some of the places that must be included in your visit plans. Above all, Chios is famous for the mastic trees and the production of mastic used in medicine, confectionery, distillery, cookery, perfumery and more. A visit to the museum dedicated to “Mastiha” will introduce you to the secrets of the cultivation and the use of this unique natural product.
The ferry to Athens from Chios arrives at Piraeus port which is located 10 km from the city center and 37 km from the Athens airport. Upon the vessel's arrival at the port you have the opportunity to visit the city of Piraeus with the picturesque fish taverns by the sea or the night bars. If you have the time, you must arrange a visit to the historical capital of Greece Athens. You can take the metro, taxi or bus from the port and arrive at the old city of Monastiraki or visit the Acropolis and the Museum which is the landmark of the town. Near the Acropolis you can find the Ancient Agora with the temple of Hephaistos and the Stoa of Attalos. Plaka and Anafiotika are included in the list of the most important tourist attractions of Athens.
Chios to Athens ferry schedule
The Chios to Athens ferry schedule varies from season to season with 3-4 weekly routes during the winter months and 7-10 crossings during the summer period. Check our booking page for the port details, the ticket prices and travel times and make your reservation in advance the soonest possible.
Chios to Athens ferry time and distance
Chios to Athens ferry time is about 9 hours. The duration of the trip to Piraeus port may change in case of bad weather conditions. The distance of the journey is calculated to be 122 nautical miles or 226 km.
Chios to Athens ferry type
Modern conventional car and passenger ferries operate the route from Chios to Athens/Piraeus port. Outside and inside bed cabins, comfortable numbered pullman seats and economy lounges are available on board which provide all the necessary amenities for a pleasant sea voyage. Restaurants and bars serve delicious meals and drinks. The journey is long and usually takes place during the night, so we advise you to book a cabin to enjoy a more relaxing trip.
Useful information for your journey
- The ferry Chios - Athens is usually booked in advance during the summer period
- It is recommended to make your reservation as soon as possible in order to find availability for the type of accommodation you prefer
- Our pages dedicated to Chios and Piraeus can give you all the necessary information about the places of interest and the transportation options
- Taste the Mastiha liqueur, the worldwide famous drink
- While in Chios you can visit the Turkish town Cesme by taking a ferry. The trip duration is about 35 min. A valid passport is required
- Another option for island hopping from Chios is Lesvos(Mytilene),Samos, Ikaria, Patmos and Limnos.
- Be at the port at least 1 hour before departure for check-in and embarkation