North-East Aegean Island Holidays
"Stunning & less crowded, the North Eastern Aegean islands, await to be uncovered for their unique eccentricities, fortress villages, archaeological & cultural sites and amazing hot springs."
In the North Aegean Sea there are a number of disconnected islands which do not form a physical chain but are referred to as the “Northeast Aegean Islands”. Typically, the best way to reach these islands is via the mainland airport of Kavala which has a nearby port connecting to the island of Thassos which itself boasts a spectacular natural setting with superb beaches and mountain villages. Lesvos, Lemnos, Chios, Samos and Ikaria all promote a strong Greek identity with each island possessing its own unique and charming eccentricity and identity making them perfect for a truly special island-hopping holiday full of discovery and exploration. It is also worth noting that Samos also provides a direct airport link to the UK though this flight is infrequent.
North-East Aegean Islands Travel Guide
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North-East Aegean Islands inFocus
The island of Sirens, Thassos is a nature lovers paradise featuring ravines and quaint foot paths across its villages. With its ample blue crystal-clear waters, endless beach activities, impressive hospitality, it is a wonderful destination to experience a summer holiday.
Lesvos or Mitilini, is the third largest Greek island, notable for its beautiful beaches, dense pine and hardwood forests, and bed of olive trees. It is a great island to get a real taste of Greece and its love for healthy, delicious cuisine.
Lemnos offers a tranquil Greek island escape, surrounded by long stretches of beach, volcanic rocks & traditional villages with stone houses. The island of Hephaestus (God of Fire) is also renowned for its production of Muscat (sweet wine) & the delicious melichloro cheese.
Chios is the fifth largest Greek island, otherwise known as ‘Mastic Island’ due to its unique production of mastic, that forms on its trees in the Mastichochoria region. The island also produces an amazing variety of orchids and aromatic citrus fruits.
Samos, the island of Goddess Hera and father of Mathematics Pythagoras, invites you to discover its impressive vegetation through endless hikes and trails, its historical sites such as the Temple of Hera & its colourful wine culture.
Ikaria, a Greek island gem in the far east of the Mediterranean, features stunning coves, imposing cliffs and olive groves. It is famous for being the “Island of Long Life”, with its inhabitants living over 100 years, thanks to a Mediterranean diet rich in pulses.