The 11 Best Hotels in Chios
Chios is an island under exploration and development, but has to offer some impressive hotels while more are being built.
As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, Chios is the 5th biggest island in Greece. That means it takes time to explore, so you will desire the best possible experience during your rest time too. And that has to be in one of the best hotels of Chios.
We explain more on the Where to Stay in Chios? guide depending on your details of travel (family, single, couple, with a dog, with your grandma, on a reunion, not on a bachelor) but the main question you probably have is: Should you stay in the Town, in the suburbs or in a village?
Let’s be clear. Wherever you stay, Chios is not the island with huge amounts of tourists, so anywhere you decide to go forget about queuing up or waiting too long to be served. Apart from the high season, which is mainly the first three weeks of August, you will not need a booking either.
But hey! I’m not talking about hotels, right? To book the best hotels in Chios you need to act… normally (speedwise), as if you were booking a hotel in any other more crowded island in Greece.
- The best hotels are located just out or in the suburbs of Chios Town (aka ‘Chora’), where the main port is.
- Chios is not a place for honeymooners, so if you think luxury at its best, then your options are limited.
- Best Hotel in Chora (Chios Town): Grecian Castle Chios
- Best Private Villas in Chios: Mastiha Villas (opened in 2017!)
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Read Also Our Other Recommendations for Chios:
- Booking.com is the website with the most available rooms, appartments and (a few) villas in Chios
- Where to Stay in Chios? (the most complete guide you will ever read)
- The Top 11 Hotels in Chios (Act fast, everyone is reading this post... 🙂 )
- The Most Stunning Villas To Rent in Chios (Private pool? Yes, that too!)
So… here is my recommendation of the Best Hotels of Chios (in no particular order):
Since renovated it couldn’t stay out of this list. Lapped by the Aegean on two sides, the Chios Chandris hotel enjoys a great location in the island’s charming capital, overlooking the lively port-side waterfront and offering panoramic sea views and a full suite of amenities and services (did someone say sweets and delights buffet for 7 euros???) in a resort type environment.. Check the prices here
Advertised as a villa, as it sleeps 5. It can be a perfect place for nature lovers while at the same time it is not that far away from the sea. Check the prices here
Ai Yannis is a great option if you’re visiting Kardamyla in the north side of the island. Breakfast is great and so is the scenery. Check the prices here
The Argentikon is the only 5* Luxury hotel in Chios, an All-Suites Boutique Hotel, with its unique character. It is topping the list of the Best Traditional Hotels and Houses in Chios and not only… Check the prices here
As new as it gets (Summer 2017). The most recommended accommodation in Booking.com and the only with a private pool per villa. Check the prices here
This is an excellent option. No matter who else I asked to double-check during this research (yes, I have not stayed overnight in all these places), they all had to say the best things about it. Modern, great hosts (read the reviews for yourself), just next to the beach. Check the reviews and the prices here
Erytha Hotel & Resort is a 20 years old hotel that has just been renovated. Some average reviews you might see belong to the… past. The complex provides excellent facilities and with two swimming pools it easily made it in this list. Located next to the beach of Karfas but also with a more private small beach to enjoy. Check the prices here
Pearl Bay combines a comfortable stay and an excellent location for its vicinity to most of the west side of the island. Great as a base for excursions. Check the prices here
9. Mesta Mastic
Mesta, mastic, a… must. See what I did there? If you are in the medieval village of Mesta, this is definitely a great choice. Check the prices here
Last but not least (cliche). Very close to Chios Town (but not in it) and also to the port and airport. However, you will forget it all during your stay. Check the prices here
10+1. Argo Suites
This is not a typical hotel for sure, but its apartments are so cozy I couldn’t resist. A short walk from the beach of Giosonas and the best beach bar of Chios, Yoso Beach Bar. Check the prices here
Now, how many times I need to say that availability at the best hotels of Chios is quite low, so you might need to act fast. Do your research, take your time but… hurry up. 😉
If you are more of a fan of Airbnb or an apartment traveler then I have selected 13 Amazing Chios Apartments to pick from.
Now, excuse me, going for a dive…
Recommended Websites for Hotels, Ferries, Flights and Car Rentals for Chios:
- Booking.com is the website with the most available rooms and Private Villas in Greece (more than Airbnb)
- Let's Ferry is the best website to check the timetables and BOOK YOUR FERRY TICKETS to and from Chios & all Greek islands
- Expedia has all the available flights from Athens, Thessaloniki or other European cities to Chios as well as connecting flights from anywhere in the world (Chios Airport Code: JHK)
Highest Rated Hotels in Chios:
Best City Hotel in Chios Town: Chandris Chios
Best Hotel in Kampos: Argentikon Luxury Suites
Best Hotel in Karfas: Erytha Resort
Best Hotel in Kardamyla: Ai Yannis Suites
Best Stay in Mesta: Mesta Mastic
Best Hotel in Vrontados: Pearl Bay Hotel
Best Stay in Volissos: Yasemi of Chios
Best Hotel in Avgonyma: Avgonima All Seasons Hotel
Highest Rated Villas in Chios:
Best Villa in Chios: Mastiha Villas
Best Villa in Evreti: The Mastic Cottage
Best Villa in Karfas: Villa Corali
Our Readers Said:
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It is not a common thing renting villas in Chios, but the increasing amount of visitors (have we caused this?) has made a few available around the island. Book one and worry only about your sightseeing and which beach to pick for your day.