Holidays to the North Aegean Islands are defined by traditional villages, untouched beaches, and leafy landscapes.
Interesting fact – the North Aegean Islands are actually closer to Turkey than the rest of Greece. For the most part, they’ve managed to stay off the tourist map. And the best bit about that is they’ve held on to their old-world charm as a result. We’re talking footprint-free beaches, and dinky villages with town squares and mama’s kitchen-style eateries.
Sightseeing in Samos
It’s easy to see why Samos is one of the most well-known of the North Aegean Islands. It packs a hefty punch of historical sites, including the spot where the wife of Zeus is said to have been born. Samos goes heavy on the beauty front, as well, with fragrant jasmine plants carpeting its countryside in the summer.
On the nearby Sporades chain of islands, Skiathos reigns supreme. What this tiny isle lacks in size, it more than makes up for in looks. Head for the south of Skiathos, and you’ll stumble upon slow-paced fishing villages that come with not much more than a perfectly-golden beach and some authentic Greek tavernas.