North East Aegean Greek Islands ...
These islands are off the coast of Turkey, with the exception of Thassos
which stradles the border of Macedonia and Thrace. Ferries leave in the
evening for Chios, Lesvos and Lemnos, arriving the following morning. Chios and Lesvos also have an airport and Lesvos receives some international flights.
Less touristy than the Cyclades and Dodecanese, these islands are larger, greener and in many cases more interesting culturally and historically. They also
have some of the best beaches.
Visit our travel sections for Chios, Ikaria and Lesvos. For the other islands in the North East Aegean Greek Islands, click here to contact Sappho Travel who will help you plan your Magical Journey.
Chios is one of the most beautiful of the Aegean islands and has a capable bus system. Renting a car is the best way to see it
though. The port is a city with traffic and buses. The tiny island of Psara is accessable only from Chios. Lots of interesting fortress villages known as Mastichochoria for their historic manufactoring of Mastika ...
Hot springs at Therma and Therma Lefkada. The Port of Ag. Kyrikos is the main town as well. Arministis is the island's main resort town and is surrounded by forests and fine beaches.
There is an art school here that may be worth checking out. If you are looking for a non-touristy island this might be for you.
or Lesbos, also commonly referred to by the Greeks as Mytiline, or Mytilini - is the third largest Greek Island. It is situated in the north-eastern Aegean Sea, near the coast of Asia Minor. Lesvos is inexpensive. You can save money by going here and have as much fun or more than you will elsewhere...
LIMNOS, North East Aegean Greek Islands
Far enough away to have avoided the mass tourism which has infected other islands, Limnos has some of the best beaches in the Aegean. The town of Myrina is famous for its excellent fish restaurants and massive volcanic rocks. There are ferries from Pireaus, Thessloniki and Kavala and excursion boats to the nearby island of Agis Efstratos.
SAMOS, North East Aegean Greek Islands
Nice beaches. Car or bike essential. Industrial city of Karlavassi with
deserted warehouses and factories would make a cool set for a movie abouth
the end of the world. The main port is busy but fun.
Samos was the island
that was on fire for a week during trhe summer of 2000. But don't let that
scare you away because even though the forests in the interior of the island
were pretty much destroyed, the coastal areas, beaches and resorts were
pretty much unscathed and tourists given the choice to continue their holiday
elsewhere opted to stay. Day trips to Turkey. Ephesus is fantastic, an entire
ruined ancient city.
THASSOS, North East Aegean Greek Islands
Beautiful island in the Northern Eastern Aegean that used to be popular with Germans because they could drive down easily when there was not all the problems in Yugoslovia. It's still a beautiful island and even more so with fewer tourists. You have to take the ferry from Kavala which leaves every hour. Great beaches.