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The city of Chios

It is on the east coast of the island and is the center of trade. Close to the port and the old castle, build amphitheatrically, the city of Chios looks towards the city and the coast of Ionia.
In the city of Chios beats every day the heart of the island. The visit in the city of Chios creates multiple happy moments. Next to the most important entrance gates, the port and the aeroport, is the biggest part of trade movement of the island, but also an important part of the cultural activity and entertainment.

The museums invites us to the history of the island, and in every part, we can discover features of Chios culture. The narrow streets in the castle and mills in Tabakika reveal interesting pages in the past of the area. The beauty becomes magic in the flourish gardens and the archontic houses in the area of Campos.

In Vounaki square, in the city center, the citizens of Chios drink their coffee under the big trees and eat mastic, donuts and other traditional swwets. Exactly next to it there is the market, so old and modern at the same time, that surprises you and gives you the temptation to visit it. And when it gets dark, from the port until Campos and Castelo, Chios opens her hug to offer you ouzo and her unfinished favors, to walk around the narrow streets, sokakis, and keeps you until the morning.




The cultural contribution of Chios was particularly important.

Chiotes, continue to creat civilization with endless rythms.
They creat a civilization that distinguishes in daily bases, consisting a part of the life. The center of these activities is the Omirio Center of Chios municipality.
Here the tradition combines with the modern wave of greek and european art and civilization.
With modern and enviable spaces provides ideal conditions for hosting theatrical plays, music events, exhibitions and other activities.

Entertainment
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.

Accommodation
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.


Access
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.

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