Situated on the far right of Greece, part of the North Aegean region, there is a cluster of islands consisting of 1 larger and 8 smaller islands with Oinousses being the largest island of the complex.
The complex has been inducted to the “Natura 2000” environmental protection network, as an area of exquisite beauty.
The islands are noted as the origin of several successful ship-owning families: the Lemos, Pateras, Hadjipateras, Lignos, Samonas, Kollakis and Lyras families.
The first Greek commercial steamships were from Oinousses and were the ones that wrote the first chapter in modern Greek shipping.
Oinoussians abroad are famous for their successful entrepreneurial skills in the industrial transportation industry and the island is often referred to as “the island of seafarers”.