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Seaside settlement with a small port in which there are few boats.

Ikaria

NOW 15 °C

Next 5 days

  • FRI 16 °C
  • SAT 15 °C
  • SUN 15 °C
  • MON 15 °C
  • TUES 13 °C
  • WED 14 °C

Source: National Observatory of Athens /meteo.gr

Besides the island’s sandy beaches, running waters, mountains and green hillsides its name, Ikaria, is intertwined with Greek mythology and Ikarus. The thermal springs on the island are renowned for their chemical composition. The unparalleled local lifestyle, along with the one of a kind work-rest schedule, the famous festivals and traditional dances, the local customs, are just some of the reasons why you should explore this impressive destination. Enjoy its beautiful gorges. Swim in the crystal clear waters. Savour fresh fish and sip fragrant wine, while you let yourselves become an Ikarian, as they are connoisseurs of the secrets for longevity!
Beach with white stones and turquoise waters. People in swimsuits on the beach. Rocks around like a cave.
“According to the myth, Ikarus lost his life when he flew over the island’s sea, because he came too close to the sun and his wings made out of wax melted.”

Exploring the Island

The island of Ikaria is home to picture-perfect mountainous and seaside villages.

Agios Kirykos is the capital and main port of the island. Its picturesque traditional town is built on a green hillside. Visit its charming old neighbourhoods, narrow alleys and captain houses. Historically the island holds a strong bond with the sea, which is apparent in the Archaeological Museum that showcases items found on the seabed.

Don’t miss out on visiting Evdilos village, the island’s second port, with its beautiful houses and cobble-stone alleys. It’s a traditional village, which was once the capital of the island.

Make a point of visiting Gialiskari, a seaside renowned village, with its nearby sandy beach Messakti as well as the fisherman's village Avlaki.

Karkinagri is a lovely fishing village located in an area with impressive large granite stones.See also the lighthouse at Cape Papas.

Christos Rachon is the main village of the mountainous area of Raches, located on a lush green hillside. The locals traditionally keep their shops open at night time (from sunset to sunrise).
BY SEA
Ikaria is connected to Piraeus. The conventional ships make the route ""Piraeus - Ikaria"" in about 10 hours while the high-speed ones in about 7 hours. Ikaria is also connected with the ports of Thessaloniki and Rafina's.
BY PLANE
Ikaria is connected to Athens International Airport, the flight lasts 55 minutes but also to Macedonia International Airport (Thessaloniki), it is also connected to other airports in Greece.

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