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ABOUT NE AEGEAN
Birthplace to some of the Seven Sages of Antiquity, each one with its own individual features, these islands are the perfect place for unforgettable holidays. Lesbos: vast olive groves and cool sips of aromatic "ouzo", Chios: full of mastic aroma, Ikaria: feasting and dancing among openhearted people who welcome the visitor like a long lost friend, Lemnos: of indescribable beauty and hospitable fishermen, Samos: island of ancient gods and unique serenity of landscape, Fourni, Psara, Ai Stratis: unspoilt beaches, unexplored places which visitors can discover as they explore them one by one. Large or small the islands of the Northeastern Aegean are nevertheless rich in history and tradition, offering countless attractive opportunities for either peaceful or sleepless holidays and fond memories.

Lesvos

Lesvos is the third largest island in Greece, after Crete and Evia. The birthplace of the ancient poets Sappho and Alcaeus, the guitarist Arion, Pittakos -one of the Seven Sages of antiquity, the musician Terpandros. The list of our contemporaries who have distinguished themselves in arts, literature and philosophy and have their roots in Lesvos is equally impressive: the novelists Stratis Mirivilis, Argiris Eftaliotis, Elias Venezis, the naif painter Theophilos, the Nobel awarded poet Odysseas Elytis. Lesvos is an island of scenic contrasts and alterations. The renowned architecture of the town, monasteries and churches reviving traditions, impressive castles, lush traditional villages, myriads of olive groves and crystalline waters justify Lesvos as an outstanding holiday destination.
The Bays of Yera and Kalloni, the famous picture perfect Molivos, Petra, Plomari, famous for its "ouzo", traditional Agiasos, Sigri with the Petrified Forest, Eressos with many archaeological sites, unique Sikaminia, charming inland villages on densely wooded slopes and tranquil, remote places will always call you back to this jewel of the Aegean. The architecture of the island, thick forests, with pines, oaks, chestnuts, planes, myrtles, olive trees, an astonishing variety of aromatic herbs giving out their overpowering scent, and the bright sun will fascinate you.
There are interesting sights worth visiting throughout the island; since the distances are quite long, a car can be useful.

Samos

Samos is a verdant island of rare natural beauty. White sand beaches, picturesque villages and fishing ports. The views of the Cyclades and the Dodecanese are spectacular. Every year, Samos is teeming with visitors who are attracted by the numerous charms and the great archaeological interest of the island.
The birthplace of the great mathematician Pythagoras, the pioneer of astrophysics Aristarchos, the architect Mandroklis and others sages and craftsmen of antiquity.

Ikaria

An island famous for its mineral springs, with beautiful beaches, calm pace of life and carefree, open-hearted inhabitants that attracts more and more visitors every year. From Agios Kirikos-capital of the island- you can set out for picturesque villages and lovely beaches: Kambros, Mesakti, Livadi. You can also visit the castle of Nikaria, the medicinal baths, monasteries and fishing villages, you can even watch wine making.
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