7 days in Northeast Aegean Islands Itinerary

7 days in Northeast Aegean Islands Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly + Drive:  12 h 30 min
1
Thassos Town (Limenas), Thasos
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11 h 45 min
2
Emporios, Chios
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Kokkari, Samos
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h
End: Istanbul, Turkey

2
nights
Thassos Town (Limenas), Thasos

Thassos Town (Limenas) ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): kick back and relax at Golden Beach and then stroll through Aliki Beach. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thasos, then don't miss a visit to Love Spring, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Archangel Thassos.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Thassos Town (Limenas) online tour planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Thassos Town (Limenas) is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In August in Thassos Town (Limenas), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Emporios.

Things to do in Thassos Town (Limenas)

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Love Spring, Monastery of Archangel Thassos, Golden Beach
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Archaeological Museum of Thasos ©
Archaeological Museum of Thasos

1
night
Emporios, Chios

Emporios ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): examine the collection at The Chios Mastic Museum and then kick back and relax at Mavra Volia. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Emporios Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Agia Dinami Beach, and then take a stroll through Pyrgi.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Emporios attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Thassos Town (Limenas) to Emporios. Traveling from Thassos Town (Limenas) in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 27°C in Emporios. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kokkari.

Things to do in Emporios

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Chios, The Chios Mastic Museum
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Mavra Volia ©
Mavra Volia
Pyrgi ©
Pyrgi
The Chios Mastic Museum ©
The Chios Mastic Museum

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Kokkari, Samos

Kokkari ©
On the 11th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Moni Timiou Stavrou, delve into the distant past at Heraion of Samos, then explore the fascinating underground world of Monastery of Panagia Spiliani, and finally stroll through Lemonakia Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Kokkari day trip app.

Getting from Emporios to Kokkari by car takes about 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kokkari can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kokkari

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pythagorion, Moni Timiou Stavrou
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Lemonakia Beach ©
Lemonakia Beach
Heraion of Samos ©
Heraion of Samos
Tunnel of Eupalinos ©
Tunnel of Eupalinos