…landscapes of mythical beauty combining mountain and sea…
North Aegean Islands Nine worlds… explore them all!
Lesvos, Lemnos, Agios Efstratios, Chios, Oinousses, Psara, Samos, Ikaria, Fournoi Nine islands in the North Aegean Sea… nine small diverse worlds to discover!
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.
Chios – the island with the distinctive scent of mastic and citrus tree blooms, has been the crossroads of important civilizations. Relax at splendid beaches in Mavra Volia, Agia Fotia, Giosonas and Komi; wander through the medieval settlements at Mesta, Pyrgi and Anavatos.
Oinousses – a small cluster of islands with great maritime tradition. Built amphitheatrically, Aignoussa is ideal for relaxing walks through cobblestone alleys.
Psara – a small island with a great and glorious past. Your visit there will not be complete unless you taste the scrumptious seafood dishes and the aromatic local honey.
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.
Ikaria – the island of longevity and relaxation. Wildly beautiful, it “moves” at its very own pace; this is where time takes on a different dimension. Be carried away by the intoxicating music at the local festivals and participate in the exhilarating Ikariot celebrations.
Fournoi – the small cluster of islands is the place where you can smell and taste your way back in time. Treat yourself to a delectable plate of spaghetti and lobster at one of the traditional taverns along the quaint harbor.