Athens (Piraeus)
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Athens (Piraeus) Mesta Ferry

There are approximately 1 weekly sailings between Athens (Piraeus) to Mesta (Chios). This ferry route is operated by Hellenic Seaways. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Athens (Piraeus) Mesta (Chios) ferries.

Athens (Piraeus) Mesta (Chios) Ferry Times

Athens (Piraeus) Mesta (Chios) ferry sailings typically depart from Athens (Piraeus) at around 12:00. The average sailing time is approximately 7h 29m.

Athens (Piraeus) Mesta (Chios) Ferry Prices

Athens (Piraeus) Mesta (Chios) ferry prices typically range between £82* and £493*. The average price is typically £252*. The cheapest Athens (Piraeus) Mesta (Chios) ferry prices start from £41*. The average price for a foot passenger is £129*. The average price for a car is £376*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers vehicle type route and sailing times. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days last updated 05 July, 2023.

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

The distance between Athens (Piraeus) to Mesta (Chios) is approximately 159.8 miles (257.2km) or 138.9 nautical miles for the mariners!

Can I travel by car on the Athens (Piraeus) Mesta (Chios) ferry?

Yes, Hellenic Seaways allow cars on board for ferries between Athens (Piraeus) and Mesta (Chios). Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Athens (Piraeus) and Mesta (Chios).

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Athens (Piraeus) to Mesta (Chios)?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Hellenic Seaways between Athens (Piraeus) and Mesta (Chios).

Athens (Piraeus) Mesta (Chios) Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Hellenic Seaways - 1 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings

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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 £232*
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 ferry crossing time from Piraeus to Mesta is approximately 7h 40m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.
  • How much is the ferry from Piraeus to Mesta?

    Piraeus to Mesta ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Piraeus to Mesta is £131.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Piraeus to Mesta?

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

    Book ferries from Piraeus to Mesta through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Piraeus to Mesta?

    Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger 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 vehicle from Piraeus to Mesta with
    • Hellenic Seaways
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Piraeus to Mesta?

    No, pets are not permitted onboard the ferries.
  • 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.

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