The island of Chios is the fifth largest Greek island and is in the eastern Aegean.
It is only 3.5 nautical miles off the Turkish coast.
HOW TO GET THERE
You can go to Chios by plane and boat. There are daily flights to Chios from the airports of Athens and Thessaloniki. Flights to Chios are carried out from Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air.
Ferry schedules to Chios are carried out from the port of Piraeus and Thessaloniki by the ships Hellenic Seaways and Nel Lines. The services increase during the summer to meet the needs of the island.
In Chios, the visitors have the opportunity to visit several museums, which can satisfy the most demanding visitor.
Just 100 meters from the port of Chios, is the Archaeological Museum, where visitors can admire the findings from the prehistoric and Archaic periods, the result of excavations carried out in Emporio, Agios Galas and Fana.
In the central square of the town is the Byzantine Museum, housed in an old Ottoman mosque.
In the central island of Chios, in the Karyes and Avgonyma is the New Monastery and the museum. This is the most typical and famous of Byzantine architecture found throughout the Aegean.
A Maritime Museum could not be missing from An island with such great and proud maritime history and its Located in the center of Chios town and Is hosted in a house (19th century) that belongs to Anastasios and Maroukos Patera.
Do not forget to visit the Library Korai, the Folklore Museum Argenti, the Municipal Gallery of Chios and the Folk Museum in Kallimasia.