Blue and white Greek church of Agios Kirykos, situated on the rocky coast of Ikaria Island.

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Northeastern Aegean Islands

Clinging to the Turkish coast and influenced by Asia Minor in many ways, this is a bunch of radically idiosyncratic islands with landscapes and local cultures so distinct, even the smallest ones feel like proto-nations. In fact, many of them enjoyed quasi-independence at various points in time and remember it fondly.

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Smashed Avocado on homemade bread with crumbled feta cheese and topped with poached egg and sweet chilli sauce. Food served on a plate by the sea at Skala Eresou, Lesvos, Greece.

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