Where to Stay in Chios: The Best Chios Hotels

Where to stay in Chios, one of the most beautiful islands in Greece? Check out the best hotels in Chios

Located in the Aegean Sea, in a position that coincides with Çeşme offshore, Chios is known as the fifth largest island among the islands owned by Greece. Chios attracts thousands of local and foreign tourists every year with its calmness compared to other islands, medieval villages that have managed to protect themselves until today, volcanic rocks, greenery filled with orange and gum trees, and of course, magnificent sea and beaches.

You can take long walks on the hills of Chios, which stands out with its nature, go to diving spots where you can make great discoveries, and surf to enjoy the wind. Of course, the most famous subject of Chios, as the name suggests, is chewing gum production. These resin-producing small trees, which were used in the original gum and still find their place in food, cosmetics and other fields, are very important for the island. You will definitely come across it on nature walks.

Best Areas to Stay in Chios

Since the main income of the island is not tourism, Chios is a place where you can have a quieter holiday compared to the other islands of Greece. As you explore its beautiful beaches and medieval villages, you will better understand that it is necessary to stay here for at least 1 week. You can examine the Chios Accommodation options we have prepared before you go on holiday in Chios, where there are enough accommodation facilities to meet the demands of the island visitors.

1. Chios Central

Chios Central

Chios Central region is the most developed and crowded area of ​​the island. Because while all administrative, cultural and commercial affairs are seen here, the main port of the island is also located here. It is possible to find cafeterias, bars, taverns and restaurants that are busy day and night in the harbor area, which is a great walking path for pedestrians. You can see the Byzantine museum, Ottoman Mezitie Mosque, Bayraklı Mosque and Ottoman fountains in and around Vounaki Square. On the Kennedy street side, there is the main gate of the medieval castle of Chios. Again, for history buffs, you can see the Burnt Tower and the Gothic tower, two towers of the Genoese Period in the region.

Hotel Recommendations in Chios Center

Seafront Studios and Apartments: Located on Agia Paraskevi Beach, Seafront Studios and Apartments welcomes its visitors with its sea-view apartments. The family-run property has a large garden, children’s playground, free Wi-Fi access, free parking, breakfast room, playground and room service. The hotel’s spacious rooms with mountain and sea views have a balcony, stovetop, refrigerator, electric kettle, seating area, dining area, work desk, air conditioning, TV, wardrobe and bathroom amenities.

Ionia Rooms: Located in a very central location and approximately 500 meters from Chios Beach, Ionia rooms is the choice of those seeking simplicity. Providing service in a semi-stone building, the hotel’s rooms with different decorations include a TV, work desk, seating area, mini fridge, wardrobe, towels, free Wi-Fi and some rooms have balconies with city views.

Grecian Castle Chios: Located a little far from the center and 100 meters from Bella Vista Beach, Grecian Castle Chios offers a 4-star service to its visitors. Open all year, the hotel has a large sunbathing area, outdoor swimming pool, free Wi-Fi access, restaurant, bar and parking lot. The simply decorated rooms of Grecian Castle Chios include a TV, minibar, wardrobe, desk, heating, air conditioning and seating area.


Located on the southeast coast of the island, Karfas is a coastal village 7 km from the center. It is one of the most popular holiday villages of the island with its wide beautiful beach and blue flag sea. All touristic facilities such as sun loungers, umbrellas and water sports equipment can be rented on the beach. In the evenings, you can go to taverns or restaurants where entertainment continues until late hours. In addition to big hotels, there are boutique and apart hotels and hostels for accommodation in Karfas.

Hotel Recommendations in Karfas

Erytha Hotel & Resort Chios: Located on Karfas Beach, Erytha Hotel & Resort Chios promises its visitors a 4-star luxury holiday by the sea. The hotel has 2 outdoor swimming pools, a private beach, a bar, 2 restaurants and free Wi-Fi. The rooms of the hotel, with an average of 25 square meters and modern decorations with mountain or sea views, include a balcony, air conditioning, TV, wardrobe, refrigerator, work desk and seating area.

The Best Chios Hotels

The Best Chios Hotels

Golden Sand Hotel: Located at the seafront, Golden Sand Hotel offers a 4-star service to its visitors. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant, bar, free Wi-Fi and parking. The spacious rooms of the property are classically decorated and include a TV, air conditioning, work desk, hair dryer, mini bar and wardrobe.
Melia Sol Art Studios: With a beautiful view overlooking Karfas Bay, Melia Sol Art Studios is located within a 5-minute walk from the sea. Attracting attention with its large garden and spacious rooms, the property has a sun terrace, a hammock area, parking lot and free Wi-Fi access. The rooms of the hotel, where white and gray tones are used predominantly, are equipped with air conditioning, refrigerator, TV, work desk, sitting area, balcony, kettle, stovetop and hair dryer.


Volissos is a magnificent medieval village built on the slope of a hill with a Byzantine castle, 42 km northwest of the island centre. Its olive-tree-filled plains provide about a quarter of the island’s olive oil production. Volissos attracts tourists with its narrow streets, old houses, stone mansions, windmills and Byzantine churches. It is possible to find hostels, apart hotels or apartments for accommodation in Volissos.

Hotel recommendations in Volissos

Lydia Lithos Houses: One of the modern and popular accommodation units of the village, Lydia Lithos Houses… Offering options as a one-bedroom house or a two-bedroom apartment, the property has a large garden and sun terrace. In all houses or apartments, there is a kitchen, balcony, bathroom, TV, air conditioning, sitting area, dining area, bed linen, towels, wardrobe, toiletries and hair dryer, all equipped with equipment such as refrigerator and stove.

Odysseas’ Windmill: Located on the hills of the village, near the castle of Volisses, Odysseas’ Windmill offers a very different experience to its visitors. You can stay in a renovated historical stone windmill in the 3-storey facility, with 2 bedrooms and a living room, and a total of 6 people can stay. The windmill, which has a magnificent view of the Aegean Sea, has a living room, kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor, bedroom on the 1st floor, and bedroom and toilet on the second floor.

Yasemi of Chios: Located in a building bearing the traces of traditional architecture, Yasemi of Chios welcomes its visitors in a location that will offer a panoramic view to Volissos. The accommodation units, each with a kitchen, in the form of studios and apartments, are decorated with wooden furniture in accordance with the structure. All of them have air conditioning, TV, washing machine, hair dryer, kitchenware, dining area, sitting area, wardrobe and bathroom amenities.

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