The North Aegean Islands are located off the coast of Turkey, in the northern part of the Aegean Sea. They cover several smaller and larger mountainous islands, of which Samos, Lesbos, Chios and Thassos are the most famous.
The islands located in the north of the Aegean Sea are a real paradise for those seeking relaxation in beautiful landscapes. The mountainous islands are overgrown with lush Mediterranean vegetation, and the bright beaches combine harmoniously with the crystal-clear sea waters.
The northernmost Thassos is often called the "Green Island" because of its lush vegetation. It is a holiday paradise for people looking for silence, small, secluded beaches and escape from the hustle and bustle of large resorts.
The best place for water sports is, in turn, Chios, where there are numerous surfing schools as well as sailboat and boat rentals. In the villages you can admire Byzantine monasteries, and the ruins of the St. John's castle are also an attraction. The small Lesbos is called the island of artists and in addition to beautiful beaches it also attracts with excellent cuisine and wine.
However, Samos, known for its wonderful paradise beaches, blue sea and rocky slopes descending to the coast, is the undisputed leader among this part of the Aegean islands. The island has the ruins of the Eupalinosa aqueduct and Herajon, a UNESCO site.