Aegean Islands

The North – East Aegean islands include Lesvos, Limnos, Chios, Samos and Ikaria and are very close to Turkish coast. They have beautiful beaches, lush landscapes, quaint villages and seaside resorts.

Here, guests can enjoy a peaceful holiday. All the islands are many good hotels that offer all the amenities.

aegean islands

Aegean islands

Lesvos Hotels

The third largest island in Greece after Crete and Evia, Lesvos, the island of harmony and beauty, ideal for relaxing and beautiful vacation tours. Lesvos hotels offer all the comforts and promise you an unforgettable vacation.

A rock rooted in the Aegean Sea in particular, Mytilene has apart from stunning landscapes, great personalities of the spiritual world.

lesvos hotels

lesvos hotels

Mytilene

Spread amphitheater on seven hills, the fortress stand out from afar, Mytilene, enchants visitors from the first moment. It represents one of the oldest cities of Greece and according to historical evidence, founded back in the early 10th century BC.

To see a wonderful view of the city of Mytilene, will go to the Taxiarchis, who are also called Kayani, 6.5 km south of town. From the hill you can see the ships entering the port of Mytilene and whistles to salute the Lesvos island.

mytilene

mytilene

 

Lesvos

Lesvos, the biggest island of the Aegean Sea, has unique attractions to visit during your stay there. The Olive Museum is located in Agia Paraskevi and gives a picture of olive production in Greece and the main stages of oil production.

The Castle of Mytilene is the largest in Europe, occupies an area of ​​about 60 acres.

The hot spa Loutropolis Thermis located twelve kilometers from the city of Mytilene is a resort that attracts visitors throughout the year.

It is worth visiting the Petrified Forest Park, with a total area of ​​286 acres, which was created before about 17 million years and is one of the finest monuments in the world of our Geological Heritage.

lesvos

lesvos

Petrified Forest

The Petrified Forest of Lesvos is one of the two largest petrified forests in the world (the other is the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona).

Petrified logs scattered across an area of ​​150 square kilometers surrounded by settlements Sigri Eresos and Antissa in western Lesvos. Individual fossils found in many other parts of the island, including Molivos, Polihnitos, Plomari and Akrasi.

petrified forest

petrified forest

 

Molivos

The tourist capital of Lesvos, Molivos (or Molyvos) is the capital of the homonymous municipality and continues to attract the interest of local and foreign visitors with the same intensity as in previous decades.

Favorite place of poets, painters and intellectuals managed from the early 1960′s (when it began with Plomari timidly the first steps of its tourist development) maintain the architectural color, not to succumb to the sirens of mass tourism and impersonal and preserve culture and civilization.

 

molivos

molivos

Plomari

Plomari still produce ouzo with traditional ways. Traditionally considered Plomari Ouzo and ouzo are the best in the world. The seeds are commonly used are high quality Anise that thrives in Lesvos and especially the Lisvori.

The balance of flavor between ouzo and meze, like ritual, where everything is on the table as a separate and unique way.

Plomari there is also the museum of ouzo Barbayanni near the beach of Agios Isidoros which is visited by thousands of visitors each year and is the most important attraction. Plomari is not very far from Vatera.

plomari

plomari

Vatera

Vatera is a region in the south of the island with sandy beach 8 km, the longest beach on the island. It lies 55 km from the capital, Mytilini. In the past it holiday village for residents of neighboring towns, but the last 20 years began to grow popular and receives many visitors from Greece and abroad. In winter Vatera a population of about 150 inhabitants.

The beach facing Chios and Psara and three kilometers from the seaside village is the cape of Agios Fokas, which are still preserved ruins of the temple of Dionysus and Early Christian basilica a year.

Vatera have rich flora and fauna, while nearby is also Vrisa, which houses the Museum of Natural History, with fossils of the surrounding area from the Palaeolithic Period.

vatera

vatera

Limnos

The beautiful sea of Limnos with crystal clear warm waters and clean sands, the important archaeological sites, traditional villages, strange geological formations and rocks, the sea, the landscape is sure to fascinate every visitor of the island of Hephaestus.

The island’s capital, Myrina, with a population of about 6,000 inhabitants. It is built on the site of the ancient city. This is an extremely picturesque village of poplar, sycamore, eucalyptus trees and jujube, crowned by an imposing castle proudly dominates over the two shores of the city.

limnos

limnos

Sand Dunes in Limnos

To browse the eighth largest island of Greece will take time. The distances are great and in some cases you will need to drive on dirt to see some rare natural phenomena, such as the sand dunes (Ammothines Katallako).

The huge sand dunes located north east of Myrina and occupy an area of ​​70 acres. They are located away from the sea and many come here to enjoy the unusual and low vegetation landscape, walk and do “dips in the sand.”

sand dunes

sand dunes