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).

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Emporios holiday site.

Budapest, Hungary to Emporios is an approximately 22-hour car ride. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Emporios due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Emporios when traveling from Budapest in July, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Ikaria.

Things to do in Emporios

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

Ikaria

— 4 nights
Ikaria is known for beaches, nightlife, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Seychelles Beach, stroll through Messakti Beach, don't miss a visit to Theoktistis Monastery, and look for gifts at Melia.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ikaria online itinerary planner.

Traveling by journey from Emporios to Ikaria takes 7.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kokkari.

Things to do in Ikaria

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Kokkari, Samos

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

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kokkari holiday builder.

Travel from Ikaria to Kokkari in 4 hours. Traveling from Ikaria in August, expect nights in Kokkari to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Chrissi Ammoudia.

Things to do in Kokkari

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 8:

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)).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Chrissi Ammoudia trip builder tool.

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

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 14:

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.