Difference between revisions of "Chios"
Revision as of 20:35, 26 January 2009
Chios is a region of Greece, an island in the Aegean Sea 5 miles off the Turkish coasts.
The population is about 52,290 (census of 2001), with an area of 904 km². Chios or Chora; it is a port and the island's chief town. The island is famous for its scenery and good climate. Its chief export is mastic but it also produces olives, figs, and wine. Its international fame is based on the size and quality of its shipping community.
Domestic flights From Athens are running all year round about 4-6 per day. In the summer time ? there are other flights from Thesalloniki and Rhodes 2-3 times a week
Charter flights From some major european capitals there are direct flights to Chios
You can take the boat from Pireaus once a day (twice a day in the summer) from NEL Lines or Hellenic Seaways or Kabala (operational only in the summer). There is also regular trips from Samos and Lesvos all year round. You can also come by boat from Cesme (Turkey} with a once a day all year round service.
You can bring a car using the boats, or you can rent one there. Chios is a big island and if you want to get around (out of the place where you are staying you have to have wheels) you better rent a car or motorbike. Renting a bicycle if you are not traveling big distances.