The north Aegean islands are perhaps the most authentic of the Greek islands and because they are not so easy to get to they are relatively unspoilt, though they are as beautiful as any other. Reserve a holiday villa on the island of Chios within walking distance of the beach.
At arm's length from the island hopping fraternity due to the distances involved the northern Aegean group which includes Chios, Limnos and Samothraki appeals to those who seek a traditional Greek experience and peace and quiet.
The largest of the seven main north Aegean islands is Chios which is actually the third biggest of all the Greek islands after Crete and Evia respectively.
Travel to the North Aegean Islands
Ferries tend to leave at the end of the day or evening and sail overnight so you arrive in the morning. You can catch one from Piraeus port in Athens (travelling time is around 7 hours) and also from Kavala. There are numerous low-cost flights to Athens from all over Europe.
Weather in the North Aegean Islands
In the main, you will find the weather conditions in the North Aegean islands is very similar to the rest of Greece. So that means from April through to October you can count on warm sunny days with very little in the way of rain. The peak school holiday periods of July and August are when temperatures peak and it can get hot.
To do in the North Aegean Islands
Located near the coast of Turkey this group of islands, situated to the north of the Dodecanese and to the south of the Sporades and Cyclades is very loosely grouped so in the main the thing to do is stay put, enjoy your North Aegean Island villa, the garden and the beach, take a drink or eat freshly caught fish and seafood in a taverna by the sea or wander into the local town or village, above all unwind and relax.