Athens (Piraeus)
Mesta
Ferries to Aegean Islands
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Athens (Piraeus) Mesta Ferries

The Athens (Piraeus) Mesta ferry route connects Athens with Aegean Islands. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Hellenic Seaways. The crossing operates up to 1 times each week with sailing durations from around 7 hours 40 minutes.

Athens (Piraeus) Mesta sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

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 299 €*
Average Weekly Sailings 1
Average Sailing Duration 7h 24m
Fastest Sailing Duration 7h 10m
First Ferry 12:00
Last Ferry 20:00
Distance 138 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Piraeus to Mesta?

    The approximate duration for ferries from Piraeus to Mesta is 7h 40m. Durations can vary by operator and season.
  • How much is the ferry from Piraeus to Mesta?

    Piraeus to Mesta is approximately 151 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Piraeus to Mesta?

    There is 1 ferry operator for ferries from Piraeus to Mesta and this is
    • Hellenic Seaways
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Piraeus to Mesta?

    Book Piraeus to Mesta tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Piraeus to Mesta?

    Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Piraeus to Mesta with
    • Hellenic Seaways
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Piraeus to Mesta?

    Yes, you can travel with a car from Piraeus to Mesta with the following operators
    • Hellenic Seaways
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Piraeus to Mesta?

    Unfortunately, pets are not permitted on this ferry service.
  • How far is Mesta from Piraeus?

    Piraeus to Mesta is approximately 138 nautical miles distance apart.

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.


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