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North Aegean news and views

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.

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.

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Refugee crisis hits Lesvos

Greek islands hit by the refugee crisis are to get some help to tempt tourists back for their annual holidays. The impact of the migrant crisis has had a big impact on tourist numbers for some Greek islands, especially those along the Turkish coastline.

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Ouzo festival cheer on Lesvos

Holiday visitors to the Greek Islands of Lesvos have been enjoying the taste of ouzo in what has been dubbed the 'ouzo capital of Greece' - the Lesvos Ouzo Fest.

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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.

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Ancient trees found on Lesvos

Visitors to the site of a petrified forest on Lesvos may soon have new exhibits to wonder at after new examples of fossilised tree trunks were unearthed.

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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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Magical streets of Lesvos

Greek villages are typically a maze of backstreets and alleyways overlooked by balconies brimming with bougainvillaea and dotted with potted geraniums

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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.

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Women's festival on Lesvos

Lesvos will welcome over 1,000 women from all over the world at the two-week International Eressos Women's Festival 2014 that is launched on the island every September.

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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.

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.

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.

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Samos off holiday map

Samos was the only Greek islands that failed to record a rise in holiday visitors this year. Hoteliers on Samos will be disappointed at the holiday figures which shows the island missing out.

Samos beach
Holiday bid

While the rest of the Greek islands show a big surge in visitors this year beaches on Samos and Ikaria are comparatively empty. Now hotel owners want to tempt low cost airlines to open up cheap flight routes to Samos in a bid to boost holiday traffic

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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.

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A taste of lesvos

Greek island hotels are to promote the 'Greek Breakfast' to help promote local products to tourists. It follows a successful events on the Greek Island of Lesvos in the eastern Aegean and on Corfu in the western Ionian.

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