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Administrative Region : North Aegean
Regional unit : Chios

Karfas (Greek: Καρφάς), is a small town on the island of Chios, Greece. Located 7 kilometers south of Chios (town), Karfas is among the most popular destinations on the Island, attracting high amounts of tourism due to its cosmopolitan beaches, Studios, apartments, clubs, restaurants, and Night Life. Karfas is approximately 3 kilometers from Chios Island National Airport.

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Back roads of Karfas (*)

Karfas is located on the eastern coast just seven kilometers south from Chios Town, and 3 kilometers from the Chios Airport, in the Kambos region. Nearby Karfas, there is a small village called Ayia Ermioni (Άγια Ερμιόνη), which also is a large tourist spot.


According to the 2001 census, Karfas had a permanent resident population of 84. Since then, many estimate that the number of residents living in the area have significantly increased. While the residential population is low, during the summer months Karfas attracts thousands of tourists to the area.


Karfas is the most popular area that tourists flock to in Chios, due to its cosmopolitan sandy beaches, Night Life, and countless other tourist attractions. The alleged peak season for tourism is July–August.

Municipal Community Thymiana
Agia Ermioni (Αγία Ερμιόνη, η)
Thymiana (Θυμιανά, τα)
Karfas (Καρφάς, ο)
Kerameia (Κεραμεία, τα)
Lefkonia (Λευκωνιά, η)
Moni Agiou Konstantinou Fragkovouniou (Μονή Αγίου Κωνσταντίνου Φραγκοβουνίου, η)
Plaka (Πλάκα, η)

See also: Chios (island)

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