21 days in Northeast Aegean Islands Itinerary

21 days in Northeast Aegean Islands Itinerary

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Emporios, Chios
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Ikaria
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Kokkari, Samos
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Emporios, Chios

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Emporios: Lithi Beach (in Limenas Lithiou) and Mesta (Paralia Salagona & Paralia Avlonia).

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Budapest, Hungary to Emporios is an approximately 22-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Emporios. Traveling from Budapest in July, Emporios is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ikaria.

Things to do in Emporios

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ikaria

— 4 nights
Ikaria is known for beaches, wineries, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Nas Beach, don't miss a visit to Theoktistis Monastery, stroll through Messakti Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Evaggelismos Mounde.

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You can travel from Emporios to Ikaria in 7.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ikaria can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kokkari.

Things to do in Ikaria

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Kokkari, Samos

— 5 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kokkari: Balos Beach (in Koumeika), Mare Deus Beach (in Potokaki) and Karlovasi (Potami Beach & Potami Waterfalls).

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Travel from Ikaria to Kokkari in 4 hours. While traveling from Ikaria, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kokkari, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chrissi Ammoudia.

Things to do in Kokkari

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Chrissi Ammoudia, Thasos

— 5 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chrissi Ammoudia: Pachis Beach Bar (in Skala Rachoniou), Giola (in Astris) and Aliki Beach (in Thassos Town (Limenas)).

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Traveling by car from Kokkari to Chrissi Ammoudia takes 16.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kokkari in August since evenings lows in Chrissi Ammoudia dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chrissi Ammoudia

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

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Northeast Aegean Islands travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Castles
Although many travelers use the Northeast Aegean Islands merely as a jumping-off point for the nearby coastline of Turkey, they provide an ideal destination for vacationers seeking an alternative experience in the Greek islands. The group includes five big and eight small islands, scattered across the northeastern part of the Aegean Sea. Not as well known to foreign travelers, these islands draw mostly domestic visitors and retain a strong Greek identity, marked by traditional village life and age-old religious festivals. If you don't want to spend your entire time on a single island, use well-connected Lesbos as a base, and split your time between the group's smaller members.