The Northern Aegean Islands

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Northern Aegean Islands - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Archaeological Museum of Vathi of Samos


    Samian sculptures from past millennia were considered among the best in Greece, and examples here show why. The newest wing holds the impressive...Read More

  • 2. Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest

    Educational Institution

    Don't miss these excellent displays, where you can learn how trees in the nearby forest were petrified and where petrified tree trunks can be...Read More

  • 3. The Chios Mastic Museum


    The mastic shrub has dominated Chios life, economy, culture, and destiny for centuries, and its role is explained in depth in well-designed...Read More

  • 4. Archaeological Museum of Mytileni


    In a 1912 neoclassical mansion, the island's archaeological museum displays finds from the neolithic through the Roman eras, a period of some...Read More

  • 5. Archaeological Museum of Pythagoreion


    This tiny but impressive collection shows off local finds, including headless statues, grave markers with epigrams to the dead, human and animal...Read More

  • 6. Byzantine Museum


    The only intact mosque in this part of the Aegean, complete with a slender minaret, dates from the 19th century and houses the Byzantine Museum...Read More

  • 7. Chios Archaeological Museum


    Among classical pottery and sculpture is a letter, on stone, from Alexander the Great addressed to the Chiotes and dated 332 BC. Also on display...Read More

  • 8. Chios Maritime Museum


    Livanos, Karas, Chandris, Onassis: many of the world-famous shipping families were based or born on Chios. Exquisite ship models and portraits...Read More

  • 9. Giustiniani Museum


    A 15th-century palace of the Genoese, who ruled Chios until the Turks drove them out in 1566, is one of the most venerable landmarks on the...Read More

  • 10. Leimonos Monastery


    This stunning 16th-century complex houses 40 chapels and an impressive collection of precious objects. Founded by St. Ignatios Agalianos on...Read More

  • 11. Musée–Bibliothèque Tériade


    The home of Stratis Eleftheriadis, better known by his French name, Tériade, houses a luminous collection of French art, much of which appeared...Read More

  • 12. Museum of Theophilos


    This museum, sitting amid olive groves, houses a large number of the eponymous artist's "naive," precise neo-Hellenic works, detailing the everyday...Read More

  • 13. Philip Argenti Museum


    The second floor above the impressive Korais Library, Greece's third largest, houses artifacts celebrating life on Chios. Meticulously designed...Read More

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