The North-East Aegean Islands are the islands of Lesbos, Chios, Samos, Lemnos, Ikaria, Agios Efstratios, Psara, Antipsara, Fourni, Inousses, Thimena, Pasas, Agios Minas and Samiopoula. For convenience, we have added here also the islands of Samothrace and Thassos that actually belong to the Greek districts of Thrace and Macedonia.
These islands lie east of the Sporades and north of the Cyclades and the Dodecanese, some of them very close to the Turkish coast.
The largest island of this Island group is Lesbos, the most populated island. In Lesbos live 86 000 inhabitants, followed by Chios with 51 000 inhabitants, Samos with 33,000 inhabitants and then Lemnos and Ikaria with 17,000 inhabitants. Here, on these islands you will find hot springs, castles, rich history, fantastisc beaches, traditional villages and good food.
Ikaria. Ikaria is called by the locals Nikaria. It is an elongated mountainous island in the western Aegean. The shore is just over a hundred kilometers.
Samos: Samos is a lush island, which lies in the eastern part of the Aegean Sea between Chios and the Dodecanese islands. It is a wetland island filled with grape groves, olive trees and pines.
Lesbos: Lesbos is a popular holiday island with great charm, beautiful nature, rich history, traditional buildings and quaint villages,. It is the third largest island of Greece.
Lemnos: Lemnos is in contrast to most Greek islands, less mountainous. There are many plains and low hills, beautiful sandy beaches and wetlands. Capital of Lemnos is Myrina.
Chios: Chios is a diverse island. The north is mainly rocky and mountainous, the south is flatter and more fertile. The south is the homeland of world-famous mastic trees which produce a precious resin.
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