Area Guides: Northeastern Aegean Islands

Famous beaches

Selected restaurants

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Samos, Ikaria, Chios, Lesvos, Limnos, Agios Efstratios, Psara, Fournoi, Oinousses,
Samothrace and Thassos are among the islands that complete the picture of the northeastern
Aegean. The climate is warm and temperate Mediterranean. Temperatures in the summer can go
as high as 27°C and 11°C low in the winter. There are steady breezes throughout the year where
“Etesian” or “Sirocco” winds are blowing.

Buy a property in any of these islands and they are all promising of something unique to offer.
Picturesque and welcoming villages, some surrounded by forests and olive groves and others by exclusive
beaches. Hot springs, rich history with archaeological sites, natural monuments, delicious food and
particularly fresh seafood are waiting to offer you authentic experiences. Just to mention a few:
Chios is notable for its production of mastic gum and exports. Ikaria derives its name from Icarus,
the son of Daedalus in Greek mythology. It was believed that he fell somewhere nearby in his
attempts to fly close to the sun with wax wings. Today, Ikaria is considered one of the world's five
“Blue Zones” where the population regularly lives to an advanced age of over 90s, owing this to a
healthy diet and lifestyle.

Samos is the home of Ancient philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras. Muscat grape is the
main crop used for wine production and wine from Samos is still exported to many countries.
Oinousses are the origin place of some of the most successful ship-owning families known
worldwide. It has a small port that hosts a big number of yachts in the summer months, narrow
paved streets and traditional luxurious houses.