North Aegean Islands
Lesvos, Lemnos, Agios Efstratios, Chios, Oinousses, Psara, Samos, Ikaria, Fournoi: nine unique destinations with age-old history, great cultural tradition, rich gastronomy, unique local products and unusual architectural style. Each island, small or large, is a beauty of its own with a unique appeal.
Blue seas, seemingly unending beaches, marshlands with rare flora and fauna, pine and chestnut-tree forests, olive tree groves, mastic-trees, waterfalls, vineyards, salt marshes, hot springs, a petrified forest, sand dunes, pilgrimages, archaeological monuments are only some of the features that make the islands stand out in the Aegean! Regardless of which island you visit first, you will be tempted to see them all!
Lesvos the home of ancient lyric poet Sappho, has a unique diverse landscape: a petrified forest, marshlands, olive tree groves and beautiful beaches. The entire island is integrated in UNESCO’s Global Geoparks Network. With a history lost in the mist of time, important pilgrimages, unaltered cultural tradition and natural environment, Lesvos offers visitors unique scenery and experiences.
Lemnos the site of impressive rock formations and Ancient Poliochni – the first city in Europe with a social and civic structure – vineyards and hamlets untouched by time, offers visitors unforgettable vacations. The azure beaches at Gomati, Nevgatis and Avlonas are ideal for relaxation, while the beach at Keros is popular among surfers.
Agios Efstratios the small “verdant island” with the few and proud residents. This is the island of immense unspoilt beaches, grazing grounds, oak trees and dream vacations.
Oinousses a small cluster of islands with great maritime tradition. Built amphitheatrically, Aignoussa is ideal for relaxing walks through cobblestone alleys.
Samos the home of Pythagoras, the island of great natural beauty: waterfalls, marshlands, caves, thick vegetation and vineyards. Visit the archaeological sites of Heraion Temple, the Efpalinion Tunnel and the Ancient Theater. Relax on splendid beaches with crystal clear waters at Mikro and Megalo Seitani, don’t forget to taste the famous local wines.