Mesta (Chios) ferry port in Aegean Islands is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Piraeus, Mytilene & Sigri available. With a selection of up to 3 Sailings Weekly, the port of Mesta (Chios) connects Aegean Islands with Athens & Lesbos.
Sailing durations range from 2 hours 30 minutes on the Sigri service to 7 hours 50 minutes on the Piraeus service.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Mesta (Chios) fare search.
With a permanent population of around 350 people, Mesta is a tiny Greek village on the island of Chios. There are three ferry routes departing from Mesta Port, all of which are to other Greek Islands and range from three and a half hours to just under seven hours.
Much like many of the coastal resorts belonging to Greece, much of the attraction for Mesta lies in its picturesque beaches. Whilst the beach resembles the quintessential Mediterranean tourist resort, the rest of Mesta offers a unique insight into the Byzantine era. The entire village is effectively resting in a castle, with narrow cobbled streets winding between the admirable architecture. The houses were all built very close to each other, therefore giving the impression that a protective wall surrounds the village.
For those who enjoy a traditional sightseeing experience, the Nea Moni Monastery is the pinnacle of the village’s history, offering visitors the chance to witness the wonderful architectural structure. Heading out onto the shoreline, the Olympoi Cave and the Agio Galas cave are perfect for an afternoon spent exploring the natural landscape of Mesta, especially in the summer months when the weather is suited to a day outdoors.
Due to the small size of the village, Mesta can comfortably be covered by foot in less than a day, so there is no need for public transport.