Northern Aegean Islands (sometimes called the Northeastern Aegean and sometimes just Eastern Aegean): an archipelago in – as the name suggests – the Northeast corner of the Aegean Sea, next to mainland Turkey. Some of the islands have pine forests and are green, and the architectural style tends to be stone with red ceramic tile roofs. Some highlights from the region are the medieval villages of Chios, and the thermal springs and ancient forests of Ikaria.
General Information about the N. Aegean Islands
There are about twelve islands with at least basic tourist facilities. The big ones are: Ikaria, Samos, Chios, Lesvos, Limnos, Samothraki (Samothrace), and Thasos. The smaller ones are Agios Efstratios, Inousses (Oinnousses), Fournoi, and Psara. Small islands that don’t have rentals posted online (but there may be rooms for rent if you go in person): Agia Minas, Plakaki, Samiopoula, Thymaina (Thimena).
Travel Information for the N. Aegean Islands
THE MAIN FERRY DEPARTURE POINT to the N. Aegean Islands is from Piraeus (Athens), Cesme (Turkey), and Kavala (mainland Greece). It’s also possible to get here from some of the more popular Dodecanese and Cyclades islands.
You can browse the individual islands through the main menu above or through the gallery below.