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North Aegean Islands

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North Aegean Islands

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The North Aegean Islands are in Greece.


North Aegean Region

Major islands:


Mytilene is the capital city of the North Aegean Region

Chios, or Chora, is the capital city of Chios island

Vathi is the capital city of Samos island

Myrina is the capital city of Lemnos island

Agios Kirikos, is the capital city of Ikaria island

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The islands of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Limnos, Ikaria, Agios Efstratios, Fournoi, Thymaina, Oinousses and Psara surround the northeast of the Aegean Sea. They are the largest islands of North Aegean Region and include smaller islands.

What stands out about the North Aegean is its extraordinary environment and landscape assortment. Visitors are invited on trails to explore and enjoy recreational activities filled with waterfalls, forests filled with olive groves and Mastiha trees, and animal life that can't be found elsewhere. The islands have managed to conserve for the environment and maintain their natural roots, offering visitors unique views and scents while upholding culture.

Lesvos is part of UNESCO's Global Geopark Network and known as the island of hidden harmony. Visitors will find olive grove and the volcanic landscape of the Petrified Forest. Common activities include hiking, bird watching, and biking. There are also villages to check out.

Chios is the island of Homer and Mastiha. Visitors can become part of the distinct Mastiha culture, a traditional way of life recognised by UNESCO, centred in the south part of the Mastiha medieval villages and recently enhanced by the new Chios Mastic Museum.

“Pythagorean” Samos, the centre of Ionian civilization, homeland of Pythagoras, the great mathematician and philosopher, is an island where the ancient past is alive. Natural beauty and unique local products such as Samos’ aromatic wine make a trip to Samos unforgettable.

Limnos Island is almost untouched by time, a land of mystery and myths, of rocks and Poliochne, the most ancient organized city in Europe. The visitor of Limnos will enjoy sea sports, such as wind-surfing and sea kayak or just relax in its numerous sandy beaches, and taste great local dishes, accompanied by its excellent wine .

Ikaria Island has been hailed for its fierce beauty and the admirable quality of its people to draw visitors into a merry and relaxed pace. Discover the secrets to longevity adopting the Ikarian way of life, enjoy sea, nature and local festivals with music and wine.

Agios Efstratios, a small island near Limnos, ideal fishing spot with secluded beaches and sea caves, where the visitor can enjoy the calmness of its unspoilt environment.

Fournoi and Thymaina is an islets’ complex south of Samos, a place for utter relaxation that offers a journey of the senses to times past and flavours forgotten.

The small island complex of Oinousses, near Chios, is the base of the most active ship owners in the history of Greek shipping. A sailing and fishing destination, Oinousses is the place to enjoy the riches of the sea.

Psara is a historic island, with a significant role in the Greek Struggle for independence. It is a heaven for sea enthusiasts and the perfect spot for a calm and relaxing holiday.


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Mastic Museum

Nea Moni Monastery

Medieval Mastic Villages

Chios Castle


Homer's Stone

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