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Athens (Piraeus) to Mesta (Chios) Ferry

The Athens (Piraeus) to Mesta (Chios) ferry is operated by Hellenic Seaways. Athens (Piraeus) Mesta (Chios) Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Athens (Piraeus) Mesta (Chios) Ferry Times

Athens (Piraeus) Mesta (Chios) ferries typically depart from Athens (Piraeus) at around 12:00. The average sailing time of the ferry from Mesta (Chios) to Athens (Piraeus) is approximately 7h 40m.

Athens (Piraeus) to Mesta (Chios) Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Mesta (Chios) typically range between $159* and $983*. On average the Athens (Piraeus) Mesta (Chios) ferry is $498*. The cheapest Athens (Piraeus) Mesta (Chios) ferry prices start from $80*. The average price for a foot passenger is $296*. The average price for a Athens (Piraeus) Mesta (Chios) car ferry is $738*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

How far is Mesta (Chios) from Athens (Piraeus)?

The distance between Athens (Piraeus) and Mesta (Chios) is approximately 159.8 miles (257.2km), or 138.9 nautical miles.

Is there a car ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Mesta (Chios)?

Yes, there is a car ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Mesta (Chios) provided by Hellenic Seaways. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and tickets for car ferries between Athens (Piraeus) and Mesta (Chios).

Are foot passengers allowed on the Athens (Piraeus) Mesta (Chios) ferry?

Yes, Athens (Piraeus) Mesta (Chios) ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Athens (Piraeus) to Mesta (Chios) with Hellenic Seaways.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Athens to Aegean Islands page.
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Athens (Piraeus) - Mesta (Chios) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 1
Operators Hellenic Seaways
Average Price A$492*
Average Weekly Sailings 1
Average Sailing Duration 7h 40m
First Ferry 12:00
Distance 138 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Piraeus to Mesta?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Piraeus to Mesta is approximately 7h 40m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.

How much is the ferry from Piraeus to Mesta?

The average price of a ferry from Piraeus to Mesta is approximately 302 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Piraeus to Mesta?

There is 1 ferry operator for Piraeus to Mesta and this is
  • Blue Star Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Piraeus to Mesta?

Ferries from Piraeus to Mesta are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Piraeus to Mesta?

Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger from Piraeus to Mesta with
  • Blue Star Ferries

Can you take your car on the ferry from Piraeus to Mesta?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Piraeus to Mesta with
  • Blue Star Ferries

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Piraeus to Mesta?

No, pets currently are not allowed onboard this ferry service.

How far is Mesta from Piraeus?

The distance between Piraeus to Mesta is approximately 138 nautical miles.

Athens (Piraeus) Guide

The port city of Piraeus in Greece lies on the Saronic Gulf in the Attica region of the country and forms part of the Athens urban area, with the centre of Athens located some 12 km from the port. The centre of Piraeus is generally congested with traffic and tends not to be place where tourists would go. The area has many of the facilities you would expect of a non-tourist town: banks, public buildings, pedestrian areas, shopping streets and the like. The area around Zea Marina and Mikrolimano Harbour are perhaps the most attractive part of Piraeus and have a good selection of restaurants, cafes and bars.

Piraeus is Greece's main port and the largest in Europe and the third largest in the world. Unsurprisingly, it is the hub of Greece's maritime industries and the base for its merchant navy. Having recently undergone a refurbishment, facilities at the port have improved and include ATM's, bureau de change, restaurants, cafes, bars and a number of travel agencies selling ferry tickets. destinations served by the port include the island of Crete, the Cyclades Islands, the Dodecanese Islands, the eastern parts of Greece and parts of the northern and eastern Aegean Sea.


Mesta Guide

Mesta is a town that is located on the Greek island of Chios that lies in the north east Aegean Sea and is the fifth largest Greek island with a coastline of around 120 km and a population of roughly 54,000. The island is only 3.5 nautical miles off the Turkish coast. Although it is not universally agreed, the island is thought to be one of the likely birth places of Homer and of the ancient mathematicians Hippocrates and Enopides. One of the most picturesque villages on the island is the medieval village of Mesta which has been preserved as a monument. The village has been built like a castle and dates back to the Byzantine period. In order to fortify the village, its houses were built close together in order to form a protective ring around it and the village's current residents still maintain the traditions of a 14th century village. The most important custom that takes place in the village is where the "Agas" trials, a satirical replica of the trials that used to take place under the occupation of Turkey, are presented.


Piraeus to Mesta Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 17/6/2024 and 23/6/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Hellenic Seaways 12:00 19:40 7 hours 40 minutes Sun
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