Welcome to Northeastern Aegean Islands

Eccentric Ikaria is marked by jagged landscapes, pristine beaches and a famously long-lived, left-leaning population. Nearby Chios provides fertile ground for the planet’s only gum-producing mastic trees. Other islands range from rambling Lesvos, producer of half the world’s ouzo, to midsized islands such as semitropical Samos and workaday Limnos, and bright specks in the sea such as Inousses and Psara. Samothraki is home to the ancient Sanctuary of the Great Gods, while well-watered Thasos seems an extension of the mainland.

Lesvos, Chios and Samos offer easy connections to Turkey’s coastal resorts and historic Hellenic sites.

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Chios for foodies: Chios Town Food Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Chios Castle, Chios Town, Chios, Northeast Aegean IslandsYour tour starts with a visit to the famous Castle of Chios where you will travel back in time during the Genovese, Venetian and Ottoman occupation. Pass By: ChiosAs your adventure continues, we walk the main shopping street of Chios. Aplotaria has been the island’s commercial street since the 16th century and went through the heart of the city.

$76.22 Outdoor Activities

Samos Picnic Tour Relaxed Adventure

Samiopoula Boat Trip is ideal for our quests who are looking to cruise around leisurely. This small island offers uniquely beautiful white sands and turquoise waters for sunbathing & relaxing.When we reach Little Samos (Samiopoula) the beach is within a few meters. People can either swim to the beach or use a small inflatable boat. There you will have the time to enjoy the beautiful sandy beach and have time for swimming/snorkelling for around 1 hour. Also, guests will have the chance personally prepare and serve you with a delicious lunch ‘barbecue style’.Cruise Schedule: • Departure 9:30am from Pythagorion port • Refreshments or ouzo is served on board • Some dancing and Greek music takes place • You reach a paradise beach after a couple of hours • Return at 17:30 to Pythagorion port    

$80.84 Cultural & Theme Tours

Day Cruise Patmos Monastery The Holy Island from Samos

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Chora Patmos, Patmos, Dodecanese, South AegeanPatmos a significant connection with the Byzantine Period and whose Christianity has still strongly preserved the Byzantine presence by the monastery and churches. Here, in a cave, St. John wrote the masterpiece of “Apocalypse” one of the most magnificent texts of world literature.The harbor town of Skala is dominated by the mighty monastery of the ‘Theologian’, built in the 11th cent., with its priceless religious relics, rare manuscripts, icons, jewelry, embroidery and its wealthy library constituted it as one of the richest monasteries within Christianity. The narrow lanes with the typical white painted houses, the innumerable taverns and the medieval town of Hora with splendid architectural patterns, the people’s lifestyle and hospitality all this creates for you an unforgettable stay on Patmos.• Departure 8:30am from Pythagorion Port – Samos• Arrival 11:00am at Patmos Port• Bus pickup at 11:15am for the tour to St. John’s Grotto• 12:30am tour to the Monastery of St. John in the Chora of Patmos• Free time to leisure in Chora before departure• Departure 16:00pm from Patmos Port• Arrival 18:30pm at Pythagorion Port – SamosDuration: 3 hours

$64.67 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full Day Island Tour Discover Samos

We start with “Ancient Greece”, represented by the Temple of Hera, a marvelous feat of construction dating from the ancient times. Then, we head north to the marvelous monastery of Megali Panagia (15th cent.), – an example of “Byzantine Greece”– to take a guided tour. We will then make a stop to the truly traditional mountain village of Pyrgos (famous for its honey and ceramics) for a short walk. After visiting Pyrgos, there is an optional stop in the area of Koutsi – an ideal place to take panoramic photos, before continuing to our visit at a traditional wine factory, where we will get the chance to taste some of the famous Samian wines. Continuing constantly through the varied and verdant landscape, we will reach our lunch point at the second largest town of Samos: Karlovassi (or alternatively in the verdant area of Potami).In Karlovassi you will admire the several neoclassical houses and mansions, witnessing the great wealth of the town during the recent past. Continuing along the wild romantic north coast you will reach the enchanting Valley of Nightingales. After this short walk and a welcome coffee stop, our last station will be at the charming and picturesque fishermen’s village of Kokkari, before our Island Tour reaches its destination at Samos Town and Pythagorion.

$69.29 Cultural & Theme Tours

Day Cruise Kusadasi and Ephesus A taste of Turkey

You can travel to the land of mosques and minarets, immerse yourselves in the colourful fragrant world of bazaars, enjoy the native specialities or visit the ‘witnesses’ of Pre‑Christian past, e.g. the famous archaeological site of Ephesus, the most significant monument of antiquity and the largest Greek Roman excavations in the Mediterranean Area (excellent guiding).Before returning to Samos you still have time at leisure in the small harbour town of Kusadasi, which ‑ in spite of its increasing tourism has still preserved its oriental character with coffee‑houses, small bazaars and Turkish baths ‘Hamams’. A truly unforgettable day!About 650 BC, Ephesus was attacked by the Cimmerians who razed the city, including the temple of Artemis. After the Cimmerians had been driven away, the city was ruled by a series of tyrants. Following a revolt by the people, Ephesus was ruled by a council. The city prospered again under a new rule, producing a number of important historical figures such as the elegiac poet Callinus[23] and the iambic poet Hipponax, the philosopher Heraclitus, the great painter Parrhasius and later the grammarian Zenodotos and physicians Soranus and Rufus. Duration approx 10hrs 

$60.05 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Boat Trip and BBQ from Samos

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Samos, Kokkari, Samos, Northeast Aegean IslandsWith a local ”caique” you visit the small island of Samiopoula and the beach of Kakoremawhere you enjoy your swimming while a steak or fish, barbeque, Greek salad and fruit are prepared by the captain.It’s a unique opportunity to enjoy a different and special day.

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