Chios in detail

Getting Around


Chios Town's waterfront long-distance bus station is well organised, and has a cafe and coin lockers. On working days, green buses depart from here to Pyrgi (€3.10, three daily), Mesta (€4.30, three daily), Lithi Beach (€3.60, two daily), Kardamyla (€3.60, two daily), and Langada (€2, two daily). There are three buses a week serving Volissos (€4.90).

Blue city buses on Plateia Vounaki (Vounakiou Sq) also serve nearby Karfas Beach (€1.50, four daily), just south of Chios Town, and Vrontados (€1.50, six daily), just north of town. Schedules are posted at both the local bus station and the long-distance bus station.

Car & Motorcycle

Smack in the middle of the waterfront promenade, the slick Travelshop has a good choice of budget vehicles, jeeps and convertibles.


Taxis are plentiful in Chios Town; red taxis serve Chios Town only, and grey taxis are good for the rest of the island. Sample costs from Chios Town:

Chios Airport €8

Langada €20

Mesta €45

Pyrgi €30

Emporios €40