Market, Gastronomy, Entertainment in Chios
Chios of high quality
Chios, is famous for its rich, special and great market. The shops in Aplotaria pedestrial area, well-built and attractive, offer a real quality.
Nice jewellery shops, candyshops, interesting bookstores , cosmetics shops, clothing and shoes stores, all built with taste, love and passion. But also in pedestrial area with the grosser shops, butcher and fish shops, the walk does not lose its interest . Traditional shops with votans, aroma flowers, coffee shops are including in the market of the city of Chios.
Chios the authentic
The expression " Banks of Chios" depicts until our days the wealth of Chios and also the generous dishes and the prime gastronomic tradition of the island.
The unique ouzo with mastic, liquers and soumada, rose water, masourakia, rodinia and pastelares are found only here.
The amazing sweet preservatives, products of unique quality from the garden of Kampos, the famous pasteli and aromatic donuts that has identified with Chios.
Fishes and seafood in great quantities at the traditonal taverns. There you will find local viand, that women from Chios used to make and continue on making , with the craft and gentility that discriminate them.
Chios at the present time
The modern city of Chios is an interesting option for special holidays. In the summer and also in the other periods of the year offers happy and memorable moments to the visitors.
On the north and on the south we find beautiful beaches that in the summer time visitors swim and enjoy the sun. At nights the interest is focused to the port, moments of relaxing with walks upside down, tables of the taverns on the length of the port, ships are sailing and the rythms of the night are rising. Traditional taverns and bars are now opened!
If you wish to feel heat, dance, live orchestra and singing, you will find a great rage of entertainment centers. The next day you will find interesting events, speeches or theatrical play at Omiros Community Center in Chios square or Riziko at Kampos. Another proposal is Town summer cinema hall with new movies.
For your entertainment in Chios, you will find many restaurants, taverns, cafeterias with excellent service and variety of products and services.
Chios consists of many traditional, simple but also luxurious places where you can have any type of food you want.
For your stay in Chios, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In Volissos, as well as in many other areas of the island, there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.
There are high speed and conventional ship routes to Piraeus while the trip is ranging from 4.5 to 9 hours respectively.
Chios is connected to the neighboring islands of Mytilini (daily) and Limnos while there are daily routes for destination to Inousses and three times a week to Psara.
There is alsoa connection to Thessaloniki, Alexandroupolis and Kavala through all year round.
During the summer season there are connections to other islands, too.
There are daily flights to and from Turkey, in particular the port of Cesme, which is one hour drive from Izmir.
Daily flights connect the island to Athens. Also, some days of the week there are routes from and to Thessaloniki, Rhodes, Limnos and Lesvos.
During the summer season, there are many charter flights and international airlines connecting the island to other European cities.
For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field “Routes” with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.