The North Aegean islands are not as easy to get to as some of the others, but with destinations such as Agios Efstratios, Thasos, Ikaria, Lesvos, Limnos, Inouses, Samos, Samothrace, Chios and Psara, it is well worth the time and effort. While they may be less popular than others, their beauty is on par and you’re bound to truly experience not only a relaxing vacation and plenty of fantastic beaches, hotels and restaurants, but also Greek culture at its finest.
Lesvos is home to traditional settlements across the island, along with olive groves, fantastic architecture and the well known unique fossilised forest which covers the Sigri-Eressos-Antissa area. It is the third largest island in Greece and is most famous for its olive oil and ouzo.
Rethymno is situated between White Mountains and Mt Psilorítis and as such, offers stunning beaches contrasting against the mountains. You will also find caves, monasteries and traditional mountain villages, alongside luxury resorts.
Chios is a port city where you can experience fortress villages and a rich history which dates back to the Neolithic Age. Chios is said to be the birthplace of Homer and while here it is worth visiting the “Aplotaria” market for some local products, Vounakio square, Municipal Park and the 1100 year old Castle where the tomb of Kara Ali, the Egyptian admiral lies.