The Northern Aegean Islands: Places to Explore


  • Chios

    "Craggy Chios" is what local boy Homer, its first publicist, so to speak, called this starkly beautiful island, which almost touches Turkey's coast and shares its topography. The island may not...

  • Lesbos

    The Turks called Lesbos the "garden of the empire" for its fertility: in the east and center of the island, about 12 million olive trees line the hills in seemingly endless undulating groves. The...

  • Samos

    The southernmost of this group of three North Aegean islands, Samos lies the closest to Turkey of any Greek island, separated by only 3 km (2 mi). It was, in fact, a part of Asia Minor until it...


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