Holidays in Eastern Aegean Islands

    The North Eastern Aegean islands are located north of Dodecanese and east of Sporades. The majority of the islands form the borders of Greece with Turkey. Although tourism there is not as developed as in the rest of the Greek islands, they are famous for the traditional architecture and family atmosphere. Samos, Thassos and Ikaria are famous for their gorgeous beaches, Chios for the Medieval villages, Lesvos for the seaside places, Lemnos for the vast sandy coasts, while Fourni is an alternative holiday destination. All the islands of Eastern Aegean Greece have something special to offer to visitors. This Eastern Aegean islands travel guide will give you all the necessary information to organize your holiday in Greece.

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    Travel guide to Eastern Aegean, Greece

    The islands of North Eastern Aegean are the least tourist developed islands of Greece. With a relaxing atmosphere, these are ideal places for family vacations. Chios, Lesvos, Samos and Thassos are the best organized beaches, while the rest islands of the complex keep a more secluded profile.

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    The North Eastern Aegean is a group of Greek islands located north of Dodecanese and east of Cyclades and Sporades. The majority of the Eastern Aegean islands line the borders between Greece and Turkey. The most popular islands are: Lesvos island, Thassos island and Samos island. Our Eastern Aegean islands travel guide will give you all the necessary tourist information to understand these islands: see our lists with the best villages, beaches and sights to visit there, and also check our photos, 360 pictures, videos and detailed maps to get a better understanding of the locations.

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    Have a look on the travel guides that we have prepared for every Eastern Aegean island. Every island of the complex is unique and gives a different style: Samos and Thassos are famous for the wonderful beaches and the hiking paths, Ikaria and Fourni are totally alternative destinations, Chios is famous for the Medieval villages, Lesvos is known as a family island, while Lemnos is a place with large deserted beaches.

    • Chios
    • Fourni
    • Ikaria
    • Lemnos
    • Lesvos
    • Samos
    • Thassos


    Most luxurious hotels in North Eastern Aegean islands, in Greece, are found in Samos and Thassos. The rest of the islands propose mainly traditional guesthouses and self-catering apartments, as they keep a less developed profile in tourism. Have a look on the accommodation that we suggest in the Eastern Aegean, including hotels, villas and studios. Each accommodation is presented with photos, detailed text and Google map.


    Potamia village in Thassos islands, Easten Aegean

    Although less famous than other villages in Greek islands, the villages of Eastern Aegean islands keep intact their style and traditions. Of high interest are the Medieval villages on the southern side of Chios, the mountainous villages of Thassos and the seaside places of Ikaria. As the landscape of the group is mountainous, many villages have been constructed on the slopes of hills, therefore they provide great view to the sea. The seaside villages are usually fishing hamlets and more tourist developed than the inland villages. View our travel guide of Eastern Aegean villages and find information about some of the most beautiful villages of Greece.


    Messakti beach in Ikaria island

    Samos, Ikaria and Thassos are the most frequented islands of Eastern Aegean, as they have gorgeous beaches with crystal water. Ikaria and Fourni have popular beaches for nudists and free-campers, while Thassos, Chios, Lesvos and Samos are more family-oriented islands. Tsamadou in Samos, Golden Beach in Thassos, Livadi in Ikaria and Mavra Volia in Chios are among the most famous beaches in Eastern Aegean. View our travel guide of Eastern Aegean beaches and find information about some of the best beaches in Greece.

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