The Northern Aegean Islands Feature
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The Northern Aegean's Best Beaches
Have beach, will travel? If sun and fun are at the top of your agenda, this region is blessed with a surfeit of beaches. And not just any beaches. The sun-savvy set likes to think these are Greece's best, and they may well be right.
With their beautiful shores and endless strands, the beaches of the Northern Aegean are Grecian wet dreams.
The skinny on taking a dip? These are some of the cleanest waters in Greece, period.
And swimmers find themselves in a water world framed by verdant hills and rocky landscapes.
For complete immersion, there's lots of water-skiing, windsurfing, and canoeing—and the winds of the Northern Aegean are considered tops for sailing.
Nature lovers can have the chance to hand-feed terrapins or visit the unique Petrified Forest, one of the world's best natural landmarks, while those keen on archaeology can seek out some ruins—"sand castles" of a different sort.
License to Chill
Most beaches have handy facilities, with sun beds and umbrellas for hire, while beach bars and tavernas cater to swimmers who need fuel during those hot summer days. Road conditions are generally good, although access to some remotely located beaches may present some difficulties.
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