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The North Aegean are a loose assortment of islands off the Greek and Turkish mainland. Long distances and infrequent ferry connections put them off the main tourist trail but those with airports, like Samos and Lesvos, are popular holiday destinations. Thassos has no airport but good ferry and road links to Kavala airport on the mainland. Rugged Ikaria and Chios have good beaches and walking while Lemnos and Samothraki are largely untouched by tourism.

lesvos beach street festival
Lesvos beach street festival

Holiday visitors to the Greek island of Lesvos located in the north-east Aegean can enjoy a weekend beach street festival in August that features urban graffiti and music.

Pefkari Beach on Thassos
Best Thassos holiday

Greece has lived through troubled times recently and Greek Island holidays have suffered a drop in visitors as a result. Having just returned from a holiday on Thassos I can honestly say it has been one of the best holidays ever . . .

Yiannis outside his Samos shop
Bouzouki workshops

I love the sound of the bouzouki and the bouzouki is, of course, the sound of Greece.Now you can learn the basics of bouzouki playing or even make your own instrument in workshops held on the holiday island of Samos. The workshops are held . . .

Petrified forest on Lesbos
Experts tour Petrified Forest

Geopark experts have arrived on the holiday island of Lesvos this week to study the petrified forest in the remote western region of Lesvos island. Park evaluation takes place every four years to ensure high quality standards of maintenance . . .

Beach on Mykonos Greece
Gay snub for Greeks

Gay tourists are giving Greek Island holidays the thumbs down, according to the latest research into the Greek beach holiday tourism market. Greek island holidays on Lesbos and Mykonos beaches have been popular destinations with the gay . . .

Lesvos forest museum
Lesvos geopark award

A 20 million-year-old forest on Lesvos holiday island has been declared the top European Geopark for 2011-2014. The Petrified Forest of Lesvos is considered an ideal example of how to run a geopark, according to . . .

Theofilos ferry NEL Lines
Lesvos ferry routes cut

Greek island holiday visitors hoping to catch a ferry to Lesvos will have to think again. Ferry operator NEL Lines has axed services to many north Aegean islands just as the main tourist holiday season gets under way.

little mytilini island for sale lesvos
Greek Island for sale

Fancy buying a private Greek Island for an extra special Christmas present? One of the most beautiful islands in Greece is up for sale and it's located off the popular Greek holiday island of Lesvos in the north Aegean.

Greek racing yachts compete
Yacht race

The oldest and biggest yacht race to be held in the Greek Islands is set to get underway later this month. The Aegean Rally, now in its 48th year and organized by HORC (Hellenic Offshore Racing Club), will set sail from Faliro Marina . . .

Stamis Moraitis
Healthy Greek living

A heart warming story extolling the virtues of the Greek lifestyle has been making it's way around the internet. We doubt whether there will ever be a better advert.

ikaria jamie oliver
Ikaria gets taste of Jamie

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver enjoyed a taste of the Greek island of Ikaria recently to learn more about the local cuisine. Ikaria is famous for the longevity of its inhabitants.

Kkaria Seychelle beach
Ikaria beach one of the best

A beach on the island of Ikaria is included on a list of the top most 'magical' hidden beaches of the world. The south coast beach of Seychelles lies beneath sheer white cliffs a most memorable setting.

Flamingos on Lesvos
Lesvos for birdwatchers

The wetlands of Lesvos help make the island a favourite with birdwatchers who can combine their Greek island holiday with their favourite hobby.

lesvos petrified forest
Lesvos forest heritage bid

The remarkable petrified forest of Lesvos, the largest such site in Europe and of international scientific significance, could be in for a world ranking heritage award.

Greece's Folli Follie in marina deal
Lesvos marina deal

Any regular visitor to the Greek Islands will know there is little love lost between Greece and its close neighbour Turkey. Military boats and planes regularly patrol waters and airspace between the two countries. But, in a rare example of cooperation . . .

lesvos sikiminias
Lesvos the Magaluf of Greece

The Greek holiday island of Lesvos was once the 'Magaluf' of ancient Greece, famous for sex tourism and the exotic beauty of its women, according to a new BBC TV documentary.

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