A video about the most known beach of Ikaria, Seychelles, by Atlas VisualRead More
For those wanting to navigate their way around Ikaria's tricky road network, we recommend this Ikaria Map at 1:40.000, which shows your GPS location on the roads and on the footpath networks. (For downloading instructions read full blog post.)Read More
This sign in Kampos, Ikaria marks the 100th year anniversary of Ikaria's independence from the Ottoman Empire (1912-2012) and also shows the Free State of Ikaria flag.
The year 2012 marked the 100th year anniversary of Ikaria’s independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1912. In July of 1912, the Free State of Ikaria (Ελευθέρα Πολιτεία Ικαρίας) was declared. Five months afterward, Ikaria was annexed into Greece.Read More
Ikaria's ancient history is wonderfully showcased in the new Archaeological Museum in Agios Kyrikos and the Archaeological Collection in Kampos. Visit at least one, and try to get to both, to better understand Ikaria's veneration of Dionysus and the grape vine, its early trade routes that extended to Asian Minor and beyond, and rituals, settlements and styles that cultivated Ikaria's special flair.
THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM IN AGIOS KYRIKOS
Hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 08:30 – 15:00
Languages: Greek and English
Winding up the center of Ag. Kyrikos, climbing a set of stone stairs and venturing through back roads, you can find the long awaited new Archaeological Museum. (Also accessible by car.) The museum is situated in a neoclassical building, which served as the first secondary school for the island.Read More
Buy local! ....
On Ikaria this means being able to experience ingredients and tastes of Ikaria's longevity. Also, you can indulge your skin, body and senses with oils, creams and other products blended from Ikaria's unique special nature.
This summer on Ikaria I'm amazed by the variety of Ikarian local products being sold and the many well designed shops on the island. Try not to miss the ones below:
- A wonderful shop, "Throubi Ikaria," sells Ikarian honey, sweets, spices, wines, nuts, mountain herbs, mushroom, wines and more. (What more could anyone want in life?) I tried some sweets and they tasted like super light marshmellows, with a fanciful play of sweetness. Location: Agios Kyrikos.Read More