Chios is the 5th largest of the Greek islands, located in the Aegean Sea, at 7 km (4,3 miles) off mainland Turkey (the Anatolian coast, separated from Turkey by Cesme Strait). The island has a total municipality area of 842.5 km2 (325.3 sq mi).
The island of Chios forms a separate municipality within Chios regional unit, that is part of North Aegean region. The island's principal town and seat of the municipality is the city of Chios (with a population of around 53,000). Locals refer to it as "Chora" (meaning land or country). Chora usually refers to the settlement or capital located at the highest point of a Greek isle.
Chios Island is notable for the export of mastic gum and nicknamed "The mastic island." Sights of interest include its medieval villages and 11th-century monastery Nea Moni, UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is a "small country church" on Chios Island that has a family memorial listing 14 generations of a family, starting at the 5th century BC and going back to the 10th century BC, before the existence of any written records in Greece.
Highlights: Pirgi, Mesta, Nea Moni monastery
Chios Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Chios Island dock (anchor) at Chios - port city on the eastern coast.
The following map shows all ports and villages on the island.
Port Chios Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Chios Island, Greece. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
The Chios Island cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Chios Island, Greece.
If you lose the Chios Island location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.