20 Greek Islands You May Not Have Heard Of.
The North-East Aegean Islands are the islands of Lesbos, Chios, Samos, Lemnos, Ikaria, Agios Efstratios, Psara, Antipsara, Fourni, Inousses, Thimena, Pasas, Agios Minas and Samiopoula. Also the islands of Samothrace and Thassos that actually belong to the Greek districts of Thrace and Macedonia.
These islands lie east of the Sporades and north of the Cyclades and the Dodecanese, some of them very close to the Turkish coast. The largest island of this Island group is Lesbos, the most populated island. In Lesbos live 86,000 inhabitants, followed by Chios with 51,000 inhabitants, Samos with 33,000 inhabitants and then Lemnos and Ikaria with 17,000 inhabitants. Here, on these islands you will find hot springs, castles, rich history, fantastisc beaches, traditional villages and good food. These islands are in general less popular than those of the Cyclades and the Dodekanese though they are no less beautiful and in many ways have retained their Greekness more than the very popular islands. Ferries to these islands generally leave in the late afternoon or early evening and you arrive in the morning, in some cases very early. Because of the distances it is not very practical to island-hop but these islands, especially Lesvos and Chios, are so big and have so much to see, that you probably won’t feel the need to visit another island. Credit: JustGreece.
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Maps of Greek Aegean Islands, Including The Northeast Aegean: