The designation East Aegean Islands covers the easternmost Greek Islands of the Aegean Sea. The Eastern Aegean islands group is, like the Dodecanese, much closer to Turkey than to the Greek mainland.
- All of these islands have ferry links with Athens/Piraeus and the anther islands in the aria.
- Many of these islands have line air connections with Athens and in summer there are many charter flights from various airports in Europe, bringing in large crowds of tourists.
- Most of these islands have ferry links with respective nearest towns on Turkish coast.