Visit the Greek islands of the North Aegean! Enjoy the flavors of the traditional cuisine of Chios and Lesvos! Discover the beauty of the islands by car for 10 days.
The journey begins with a stay in Chios, known as the «island of masticha«. Explore the famous Mastichochoria, a series of fortified villages built in the 14th century during the Genovese government. Among them, Mesta is a medieval treasure with preserved towers castles, ancient churches and magnificent stone houses closely linked together by arches. Here you can enjoy delicious dishes cooked with masticha, or take a sorbet of soumada, a traditional drink made of almonds. Rich history, numerous museums and religious festivals reveal the long tradition of this island in history and culture. There are always long sandy beaches, solitary or not, as well as deserted coves waiting to be discovered.
After the days in Chios the journey continues in the island of Lesvos, also known as «Mytilini» the island where the poet Sappho was born. Traditional settlements are scattered throughout the island (Agiassos, Assomatos, Vatoussa, Eressos, Mantamados, Mithymna, Petra, Plomari, Polihnitos, Sigri, Sykamia). Traditional villages like Plomari, famous for having the best ouzo. Kaloni known for its healthy and delicious sardines that combine perfectly with a glass of ouzo. Skala Eressou where you can find the meditation center OSHO AFROZ and other spiritual and cultural forums.
Kaloni is the bird-watching capital of Europe, also rich in wildflowers. Healing thermal spas of Thermi, Efthalou and Giera are well known. Unspoiled beaches of golden sand, day trips to the Turkish coast are some of the things that the traveler visiting Lesvos can enjoy.