Chios is the fifth largest of the Greek Islands situated in the Aegean Sea, seven kilometers (five miles) off the Asia Minor coast.

Its population is approximately 55,000. The island is noted for its strong merchant shipping community, its unique mastic gum and its medieval villages. The 11th century monastery of "Nea Moni", a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located on the island. The principal town of the island and seat of the municipality is Chios.


By Boat

The harbor has daily ferry connections with Piraeus and Mytilene. Also small boats are operating to Cesme on the Turkish coast.

By plane

Chios airport is connected to Athens, Thessaloniki and Mytilene.

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