Chios to Thessaloniki Ferry

The Chios Thessaloniki ferry route connects Aegean Islands with Greece. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Nel Lines. The crossing operates up to 1 times each week with sailing durations from around 19 hours.

Chios Thessaloniki sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Route and port details

Chios to Thessaloniki Ferry Alternatives

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Aegean Islands to Greece page.

Chios - Thessaloniki Ferry Operators

  • Nel Lines
    • 1 Sailing Weekly 19 hr
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Chios Guide

The Greek island of Chios is the 5th largest Greek island in the Aegean Sea and is located around 7 km off the Anatolian coast and is separated from Turkey by the Chios Strait. Chios Town was constructed around the old harbour and medieval castle, which were constructed under Venetian and Ottoman rule. Some remains have been found which date back to 2,000 BC. Popular attractions on the island include the Chios Byzantine Museum, the Archaeological Museum of Chios, its medieval villages and the 11th century monastery of Nea Moni which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The island is mainly mountainous although there are a few valleys to be found in the south and east parts of the island. Overlooking the northern part of the island is Mount Pelineo with its highest peak, Profitis Helias, at 1,297 meters above sea level. The island has a typical Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm, dry, summers and is known for its picturesque landscape.

Chios, and the other islands in the East Aegean, are generally connected to the ports of Piraeus and Rafina, the Cycladic islands including Syros, Tinos, Mykonos and Andros and also to the island of Rhodes. Your journey to and from the island will either be by conventional of Highspeed ferry with journey times of between 5 1/2 hours and 9 1/2 hours depending on ferry company and ferry itinerary.

Thessaloniki Guide

The Greek city of Thessaloniki is located in northern Greece and is the second largest city in Greece after Athens, the Greek capital, and is widely regarded as being the cultural capital of Greece. The city is also known as Salonica and is the perfect destination to be treated to luxuries such as excellent shopping, fine dining, a lively nightlife, some good museums and a good selection of concerts and other events, especially during the summer months. Popular attractions in the city include the historical White Tower, the Byzantine city walls, traditional Greek architecture and its picturesque waterfront that is lined with cafes and shops.

Although Thessaloniki may be an archaeological city with a number of ancient sites, it is also conveniently located to some lovely beaches, which often include a good selection of water sports. Most beaches are just a short drive away, and are clustered around the Thermaikos Gulf, with the most popular beaches being Angelochori, Aretsou, Galaxias, Nea Michaniona, Perea Beach and Platania, amongst others.