Rent a Car at Chios Airport
Chios Airport is located on the eastern part of the island. It is 4 km. away from the capital of Chios and just a few minutes by car from the rental company Thessaloniki Car Rental rent a car to you at your destination.
Chios Airport began its operation in 1969. Regular domestic flights go via Athens but during the summer, the airport traffic increases and receives seasonal flights from many cities across Europe. Due to this increased traffic at the airport, an expansion is planned. The car rental company Thessaloniki Car Rental welcomes you at the airport and delivers you the rental car you have chosen for your tour on the island of Chios.
At the airport, you will find a restaurant / café, information desk, shops with the famous Chios products, free internet access and 50 parking places, which is free for the first two hours of parking your rental car.
To get to the capital of the island, you can take one of the taxis waiting at the exit of the airport, which cost about 7 €. The bus costs 1,5 €, but we recommend you to hire a car from the company Thessaloniki Car Rental that will take you beyond the capital, to all the beauties of the island.
Chios, the island from which Omiros came from, is an attractive holiday destination. With beautiful beaches, stone houses, medieval buildings, and Byzantine churches. Take your rented car in Chios from Thessaloniki Car Rental to the traditional settlements where mastic is produced. Explore the medieval villages of Pyrgi, Olympi, and Mesta, which are characterized by a special style of architecture. It is known that mastic is produced in Chios. A product that falls from the trunks of mastic trees and is very beneficial for health and is used in many recipes for its aroma.
For swimming in the sea, you can choose some of the beaches that are located mainly on the west side. Beaches such as Makria Ammos, Metochi, Elinda, and Pefka with pebbles, thick sand and turquoise crystal clear waters. But don’t forget to visit with your rental car and the plain of Chios. The plain is known for its fertile orchards where there are several varieties of citrus trees. Among the orchards, you will find some mansions of special beauty.
Finally, in Chios, you will find several spirits such as ouzo and liqueur. If you like liqueurs, mastic liqueur will definitely fascinate you. You will also find liqueur with citrus lemon, orange, walnut, apricot, mint, and vanilla. Of course, there are also local wines from local varieties called white Bigleri and red wines from Chian Krasero and Agiannitis. Don’t forget to try the mizithra cheese, the kopanisti, and the Mastelo cheese. Typical gastronomic delicacies in Chios are the goat, the Avgokalamara, the Melitsanopilafo, the Sfougata, and the Maridopita pie. The island also produces handmade spaghetti, which is various handmade spaghetti made with love.
From Chios, you can easily visit the island of Samos.