Chios 821 00, Greece
VHF channel 12
GPS: 38°23’10.1″N 26°08’21.1″E / 38.386124, 26.139200
Khios Marina is a large harbour located in the city with the same name on the Greek coastline. This fantastic area provides easy access to the Aegean Sea making it the ideal place for a vacation for those interested in exotic beaches and blue waters.
All guests who moor there will have access to very basic services, such as water and electricity. Its users may take advantage of its complete basic range of services. It is an ideal marina for medium size boats and has mooring for boats with a maximum length of 30.00 m and a maximum draught of 4.00 m. . If you are looking for a port with nautical services, Khios Marina has some available. The personnel at the port will help you to moor your boat.
This is a large and bustling harbour of a very vibrant town. it offers only moderate shelter for yachts in the prevailing northerly winds and is prone to considerable ferry wash. The port generally have plenty of space for yachts to tie up. Anchoring is easy and holding is good.
Be aware of large car tires on quay, they leave hard to remove black marks on hull and fenders. If available prefer to anchor on the south or south west of the harbour.
Electricity is available only on the south side of the harbour. Coast Guard and Customs are located on North side of the the port. Usually it takes maximum one hour to complete all the paper work. All the officiers are very friendly and helpful.
The approaches to Chios are straightforward, however,
Danger: With a strong meltemi (northerly winds) the seas on the channel, with its north going current, between Chios and the Turkish mainland can built up to dangerous levels.
The only port of entrance on the island is Chios Harbour. If entering Greece it is advisable to contact the Coast Guard VHF channel 12.
There are five harbours in Chios ( Limniá, Marmaro, Limenas, Líthi, Vrondados), one (unfinished) Chios “marina” and several coves ( Emborio, Kato Faná Bay, Ayia Dynamis, Salagonas, Angelia, Trachilia, Elyndas, Avloniá, Langadas, Ayios Ioannis Tholis) . Also just over a mile to the NE is the very attractive small island of Oinoussa.
Service Station for ships