Daily Car Hire Rates in Chios

  • Mini

    Seat Mii
    passenger
    4 |
    luggage
    1 |
    door
    3 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 18.29
  • Economy

    Hyundai i20
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    2 |
    door
    3 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 20.25
  • Compact

    Hyundai Accent
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    3 |
    door
    3 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 28.42
  • Suv

    Suzuki Jimny
    passenger
    4 |
    luggage
    2 |
    door
    3 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 51.14
  • 7 seat minivan

    Volkswagen Caddy
    passenger
    7 |
    luggage
    1 |
    door
    5 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 73.00

*daily rates in Chios based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

Chios Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Chios is reputed to be the birthplace of the poet Homer.
  • Most of the island was devastated in an earthquake in 1881.
  • Chios Town is called Chora by the locals.
  • Chios is renowned for its successful merchant fleet of ships.
  • The island is only five miles from the Turkish coast.

Nearest Petrol Stations to Chios

See the nearest petrol stations to Chios below, we recommend you plan head before you return the car to Chios to avoid any Refueling fees.



Chios Mini Guide

The island of Chios is one of the biggest off the Greek mainland. It also gives its name to the Chios strait, a thin stretch of water which separates Chios from Turkey. It is part of a chain of islands in the North Aegean Sea. The island has many tourist attractions and much history, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Nea Moni, an old monastery. There is also another important archaeological site known as Teacher's Rock.

chios nea moni

Although Chios has an old town, much of it was in fact damaged during a serious earthquake at the end of the 19th century. However classicists may still want to visit Vrontados in the north of Chios which is where Homer, who wrote the Illiad, was born.

The island is located in the Aegean Sea which means it is surrounded by beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters. According to old legends this was an island of pine trees and snakes, so there is much there to explore. The island has many festivals, often linked to the religious calendar but they go wild on the 11th of November in the capital as they mark the anniversary of gaining independence from Turkey.

karfas beach chios

We can supply 4x4 vehicles for driving around Chios and this may be preferable in order to get down some interesting dirt tracks in the interior of Chios. You will also find off road cars to be the most convenient way to navigate the mountains which run down the centre of the island. It is worth noting that Chios has its own airport and you can also pick up low cost car hire Chios airport from there.
 

Latest Update from Chios:

26/04/12 - Chios is known for its festivals and celebrations, one of the best takes place in Thimiana at the end of October when the island's carnival takes to the streets. Little work is done for several days as locals and tourists celebrate before the start of winter.

Driving in Chios

  • R

    Road Driving Side

  • 50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  • 110kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  • 120kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  • 10-25g

    Drink Drive Limit

  • EUR €

    Currency

  • 21

    Min Rental Age

  • YES

    Tolls

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A fascinating industry on Chios supplies the population of Greece with its favourite sweet, mastika. The gum is made from the resin of trees grown on Chios and small cuts are made in the bark to let it bleed. The resin dries into what‘s known as ‘The Tears of Chios’.

If you hire a car and drive into the mountains you’ll see this ancient industry being carried out to this day. Closer to Chios town, you can visit the medieval castle. The island was the birthplace of Homer and there are many references to him all over the island.

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