For the islands of the North Aegean Region, short-distance shipping is very important. In total, there are 17 ports that are considered to be the main ones.
The port of Mytilini is of international impact, while in other Regional Units, the ports of Samos (Vathy) and Chios are designated as Ports of National Importance.
473 total moorings. The marinas are located in Lesvos, Samos and Chios, while in Chios there is one more marina under construction, as well as in Ikaria.