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Mesta (Chios) is located in the Aegean islands and is connected by ferry to and from Lesbos which is also situated in the Aegean islands.

Currently only Blue Star Ferries operates ferries to and from Mesta (Chios). In the summer season, there are a total of 7 sailings per week.

The distance from Mesta (Chios) to Lesbos is 90 kilometres. That's about 56 miles or about 49 nautical miles.

Mesta ferry port is located on the southwest coast of the island Chios in Greece. The port is a medium sized port and is generally moderately busy but is busiest in the summer.

Ferries to Mesta (Chios) are normally available throughout the year but there are fewer sailings in the winter. Mesta (Chios) is served only by conventional ferries.

You can travel to or from Mesta (Chios) with your vehicle or on foot. And normally you can take a bike with you or a pet.

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Mesta (Chios) ferry schedules

Why visit Mesta (Chios)?

  • Visit Nea Moni Chiou the most important medieval monument protected by UNESCO
  • Visit the museum of Masticha, located in the village Pyrgi
  • Go for one day cruise to Oinousses and Psara
  • Do scuba diving and snorkeling. Chios is one of the ten best places for this sports in Europe
  • Visit the castle of Chios which is located in the northern part of the island

Island hopping around  Mesta (Chios)

Mesta (Chios) is one of the Aegean islands and it’s the ideal base if you want to hop from island to island. Not only can you go to other Aegean islands but you can visit the Cyclades. You can easily book quick ferries to Fourni, Samos, Ikaria,Psara, Oinousses, Lemnos, Syros, Mykonos and others.

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Mesta (Chios) port address & GPS

Mesta Port
Mesta Port (Chios), Mesta Town, 82102, Greece.
Telephone: +30 22710 76239
Fax: +30 22710 76239
GPS Co-ordinates
25.9304 ° N, 38.2896 ° E

Mesta (Chios) port facilities

Mesta (Chios) port is located directly in the village Mesta, so you can find covered seating areas and there are many cafes and restaurants nearby.

No parking facilities, long or short term, are available.

In the summer months the port can become quite chaotic with long queues for cars. So please arrive at least one hour in advance if travelling by car. For more information about Mesta (Chios), you can visit Mesta-Chios

Getting to and from the port


By car

The port is located in the village of Mesta, so it’s very easy to reach the port by car.

By Taxi

As the port is near Mesta village it is just a short ride by taxi.

By Bus

There are buses with frequent routes to the port from town and the villages.
on foot

On Foot

It’s very easy to go to the port on foot.

Frequently asked questions for Mesta (Chios) ferries

Flights to Chios Chios has an airport (JKH) for domestic and some international charter and scheduled flights in the summer. The island is also connected with Athens and Thessaloniki. Flying first to Athens and then taking the ferry from Piraeus is a very popular option. Ferries to Chios Taking the ferry is the most popular way to reach the island.
Mesta (Chios) is served by Blue Star Ferries and Seajets company.
Route: Piraues (Athens) to Mesta (Chios): Average one-way cost per person traveling on foot in July: €46
In the village around the port, you will find all the central agencies for the ferry companies. These will always be open around the time of your departure. By going to a central agency you won't pay to have your ticket printed. There will be a sign outside the door or you'll be referred there.
Yes. If you travel with Blue Star Ferries you can travel with an e-ticket. We will give you a web page address where you just have to input your booking confirmation code. You can then either print your ticket or save it to your phone.
To get your ticket printed make sure you have a print out or a copy of your reservation on your phone and a valid form of photographic ID - for example your passport or ID card.

Our tips to get a cheap ticket to Mesta (Chios):

  • Book in advance Prices always go up the closer you book to your departure date.
  • Compare ferry companies side by side using a service like Zas Ferries.
  • Don't take a fast ferry
  • Choose an inside cabin If you want travel in a cabin and don't need a view, inside cabins are always cheaper.
You can travel to Mesta (Chios) from these mainland ports:
  • Piraeus: Runs all year. About 14 hours with a conventional ferry.
  • Kavala: Overnight trip during low season but early morning departures in the summer. About 12 hours.
  • On foot: Please arrive at least one hour before you travel.
  • By car: Please arrive at least two hours before you travel and in July and August allow for traffic jams on your journey.
Yes, you can take your dog or other pet on the ferry but it isn't possible to book a space in the kennel in advance. All Greek ships by law must have some kennel space.
  • On conventional ferries If you are travelling on conventional ferry (not a fast ferry or catamaran) there is normally space available in the kennels and you should also be able to have your dog on all deck areas (but not inside) with you. Strictly speaking, this at the discretion of the ferry company but in general you should have no issues - though please take a muzzle with you just in case and keep your dog on a leash at all times. Small sized dogs and cats can travel in the ship as long as they stay inside a special travel box. The other option, for absolute peace of mind, is to book a pet cabin. These are like normal cabins but have linoleum flooring. They are also available for day crossings at reasonable prices. This way you don't have to worry about finding space in the kennels and you and your dog or cat can relax. In July and August ferries can get very busy with people and other dogs.
    • On fast ferries or catamarans Fast ferries and catamarans will also have kennels but these will be limited in number. In addition, the majority of fast ferries (though there are exceptions) don't have open deck space accessible throughout the journey, so you will not be able to stay out with your pet during your crossing. However, if your pet is small and inside a travel box you will be able to keep him or her inside.
Yes, we accept PayPal and if your debit card is issued by Visa or MasterCard then you should have no issues paying by debit card.
You can take your bike with you for free to or from Mesta (Chios), if you travel on large ships such as those from the companies Blue Star Ferries and others. However, on ships without a garage, bicycles are normally not allowed inside. You'll see if the ship has a garage when making your reservation. Mesta (Chios) can be busy in the summer so it is a good idea to tell a member of the port staff that you have a bike in case you might need extra assistance.
Mesta (Chios) is most popular in the summer months but good weather normally lasts until the end of September and the first weeks of October. There are also plenty of places to visit in the winter.

Latest prices for Mesta (Chios) ferries

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Fare details
  • Booked: 25th June, 2021
  • Travel: 13th September - 17th September
  • People: One foot passenger

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