By Plane

Both Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines offer several flights daily between Athens and Hios. Contact Olympic Air in Athens (tel. 210-966-6666; or Aegean Airlines (tel. 801/112-0000; Olympic also offers flights once or twice a week from Lesvos (Mitilini) and Thessaloniki. If you arrive by plane, count on taking a cab into town at about 15€ for the 7km (4 1/4-mile) ride.

By Boat

From Piraeus, there's one daily Hios-bound car ferry (8-9 hr.); there's also a daily connection with Lesvos (3 hr.). Three ferries weekly serve Limnos (9 hr.) and Thessaloniki (16-19 hr.), two ferries weekly to Samos (5 hr.), and one weekly to Siros (5 hr.). Check with Hios Port Authority (tel. 22710/44-434; for current schedules.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.