Top things to do in Chios Town

Top Choice Museum in Chios Town

Korais Library & Philip Argenti Museum

On the upper floor of the remarkable Korais Library, the Philip Argenti Museum contains a 19th-century birthing chair, along with shepherds' tools, embroidery, traditional costumes and portraits of the wealthy Argen…
Top Choice Greek in Chios Town

Kechribari Ouzerie

This cosy gem of an ouzerie, a 10-minute walk up from the waterfront, offers a variety of small plates in addition to excellent fish, mussels, baked potatoes and grilled meats. The choice is between two set menus – …
Taverna in Chios Town

Hotzas Taverna

This comfortable and attractive taverna above Chios Town serves fine Greek standards with a twist, such as lamb kebab with yoghurt and rocket, white beans with tomato and mandarin, and dolmadhes with lemon. There's …
Bar in Chios Town

Kubrick All Day Bar

Filling at night with a bohemian clientele, this tiny bar has stills from Stanley Kubrick films adorning its walls, and opens into a quaint bougainvillea-filled courtyard where patrons pass their time in mellow conv…
Museum in Chios Town

Archaeological Museum

Along with prehistoric and archaic treasures from the excavations of the British School at Emporios, this collection includes impressive Neolithic and Classical finds (coins, sculptures and pottery) from Agios Galas…
Cosmetics in Chios Town


Efficient and attractive shop with a range of mastic-based products such as lotions, toothpastes, soaps and condiments. Ask for a sample of pure mastic to chew on.
Ice Cream in Chios Town


This historic parlour has been treating visitors and locals to great mastic-flavoured and dried-fruit ice creams since 1929.
Museum in Chios Town

Giustiniani Palace Museum

Near the main gate of the kastro, this tiny museum (or 'Palataki') still looks like the 15th-century fortress it once was. Of particular interest are 12 Byzantine frescoes of the prophets, dating from the 13th centu…
Souvenirs in Chios Town

Sarandis Tourist Shop

Rambling Sarandis carries a bit of everything, from cold drinks and wine to mastic-style lotions and good maps of the island.
Taverna in Chios Town

Tsikoudo Taverna

The best of a string of waterfront eateries; look for the red tablecloths. Good service, and a decent traditional menu.