15 days in Northeast Aegean Islands Itinerary

15 days in Northeast Aegean Islands Itinerary

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Fly to Mytilene International Airport, Drive to Molyvos
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Molyvos, Lesbos
— 3 nights
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Kokkari, Samos
— 4 nights
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Pyrgi, Chios
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chrissi Ammoudia, Thasos
— 3 nights
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Molyvos, Lesbos

— 3 nights
Mithymna is a town and former municipality on the island of Lesbos, North Aegean, Greece. When in Molyvos, make a side trip to see Moni Agios Taxiarchis in Mytilene, approximately Mytilene away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Molivos Castle, don't miss a visit to Village Train, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Glykofilousa, and head outdoors with Lesvos Scuba Oceanic Center.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Molyvos online trip maker.

Dublin, Ireland to Molyvos is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dublin to Molyvos. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Dublin in August; daily highs in Molyvos reach 38°C and lows reach 27°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kokkari.

Things to do in Molyvos

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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Kokkari, Samos

— 4 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kokkari: Pappa Beach (in Ireon), Karlovasi (Potami Waterfalls & Potami Beach) and Pythagorion (Monastery of Panagia Spiliani, Heraion of Samos, &more).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kokkari trip planner.

Getting from Molyvos to Kokkari by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Kokkari can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pyrgi.

Things to do in Kokkari

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Pyrgi, Chios

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): kick back and relax at Komi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Mavra Volia, and then wander the streets of Pyrgi. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Paralia Vroulidia and then examine the collection at The Chios Mastic Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pyrgi online day trip planner.

Getting from Kokkari to Pyrgi by journey takes about 4.5 hours. In August in Pyrgi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Chrissi Ammoudia.

Things to do in Pyrgi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

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Chrissi Ammoudia, Thasos

— 3 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chrissi Ammoudia: Aliki Beach (in Thassos Town (Limenas)) and Giola (in Astris).

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Chrissi Ammoudia trip maker app.

You can drive from Pyrgi to Chrissi Ammoudia in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Pyrgi in August, plan for little chillier nights in Chrissi Ammoudia, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (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 · Nightlife
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.