Chios, Greece

Rent a Sailboat in Chios, Greece in a few minutes!

Rent a Sailboat in Chios, Greece in a few minutes!


A sailboat rental in Chios will give you the opportunity to explore the Aegean islands and their hidden beauty. Chios is an internationally renowned destination, attracting millions of tourists yearly. The island has excellent beaches, both organized and remote. Additionally, you can anchor your sailboat or depart from the main port and marina whenever you like. You can contact the owners directly for the ideal vessel, or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some hand-picked suggestions.

 You have plenty of options:

You can book and hire a sailboat with a skipper, or without one if you have a license and enjoy a one-day cruise to Psara, Oinousses, and Ikaria. You can also rent a sailboat and visit Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, and Tinos for a 4-day charter. Finally, Chios is the ideal destination to hire a luxury sailboat and arrange a corporate charter or business event.

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Sailboats in Chios

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Chios is the fifth-largest island in Greece and is situated in the northeast Aegean island complex, right between Samos and Lesvos. The island is diverse with rich contrasts, the north is more mountainous and great for hiking adventurers, the south is fertile with famous mastic trees that produce a precious resin and the east side has impressive cliffs that arch the hidden seas. The capital of Chios, Hora, has a long history of timeless traditions influenced by colossal powers that will make you travel back in time. You can wander around the coast or stroll through the center where you will catch sight of Ottoman structures, Neoclassical mansions, and the imposing castle of Chios.

Renting a sailing boat is the most economical way to spend your holidays in Chios and discover the hidden beauties of the Aegean Sea. Typically, a group of 8 people can book a sailboat at a cost of around 50 euros per person per day, including the cost of the captain.

If you are sailing in Chios you can explore the western coastline and the long sandy shores. Vroulidia Beach is a great choice, calm with crystal clear waters, and well-protected from the winds, so you will have a smooth boat ride. In close proximity, we have Mavra Volia which attracts visitors from all over the world. This beach is the best choice for families with children since they will enjoy the black pebbled shore that was the result of a now-extinct volcano. When you visit Mavra Volia part of the western coastline you can make stops wherever you please, one of them being Vrondados or Emporio which has lovely natural coves. In fact, Vrondados is a seaside village where during earlier times experienced sailors inspired Christopher Columbus’s nautical plan and assisted him in his discovery of America. Near Emporio, roughly 5 km away, you can visit the village of Pyrgi, decorated with ‘xysta’ – black and white patterns that paint the buildings. Here you will also have a great chance to visit the museum which presents the history of mastic cultivation. Overall, this can mark a great day charter experience. For some extra options to add to your sailing tours in Chios, the beach of Agia Fotia, Apothika, and Avlona are recommended choices.

A sailboat charter in Chios can be combined with Inousses, Psara, and Lesvos. Of course, you can simply enjoy a day trip to Psara or Oinousses where you will discover virgin seashores, rocky reefs, inhabited villages, and pristine landscapes for moments of relaxation. Oinousses has a long naval history and has been named as the island of the seafarers, with thousands of captains being awarded for serving the merchant navy worldwide.

One can also have the extraordinary opportunity to visit Cesme in Turkey, which is only 6 km away from Chios. Cesme is known as the pearl of the Aegean Sea due to the breathtaking beaches and rich culture, you can always return home with a souvenir or a variety of olive oil products too. Your sailing holiday in Chios can be crafted to your liking, with a professional skipper you can explore the hidden gems of the Aegean with ease and sit back, relax and enjoy a stress-free vacation.

Below you will find some useful information for your sailboat rentals in Chios.

Main Marina of Chios: located 1 mile north of the capital, the marina can accommodate roughly 200 berths for all types of boats. The marina however has no electricity, water, or sanitary facilities. 

The main port in Hora is roughly 7 km away from the Airport.

Lagkada Marina: A picturesque marina that attracts many visitors during the weekends and summer holidays. It is located on the northeastern coast of Chios and lots of boats depart from here to the islands of Oinousses or the bay of Lagada.

Omiros Airport in Chios is roughly 30 min away from Lagkada Marina.

Lithi Marina: Mainly used as a fishing shelter, but a great marina for boats to set anchor and enjoy a swim on the closest beach. Lithi is situated 4 km from Vessa, and 23.5 km from the town of Chios. Worth visiting to enjoy the fresh fish and the sunset.

Mesta Port: On the southwest coast of the island, a pretty busy port with several ferry connections. This port belongs to the mastic villages, and you can enjoy long walks within the labyrinthine streets and beautiful facades.

Mesta Port is roughly 45 min away from the airport.

Port of Kardamyla: A traditional seaside village and port on the northern side of the island. A great place to depart for your boat trips to Oinousses also has plenty of shops and restaurants nearby.

Omiros Airport in Chios is roughly 45 min away from the Port of Kardamyla. 

Marina Oinousses: Offers adequate shelter from the winds both in summer and in winter. It is the main connection between Chios and Oinousses. Here you will find many churches and chapels as well as beautiful beaches with a clear sea.

Setur Cesme Marina, Turkey: Offers plenty of space for vessels and mooring spots. A well-run marina and perfect to drop anchor during your boat trips from Chios.

You can book tickets from Athens to head directly to Chios, the trip should take 40-45 minutes, or you can take a boat from Piraeus in Athens to Chios.

Chios is also connected with ferries to Mytilene/Lesvos, Limnos, Syros, and Mykonos.