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
When visiting Ikaria, bring your old copies of Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad and re-read the passages below. Homer used natural elements of the islands and seas as metaphors to drive forward plot points and portray the minds of men. Ikaria shows up in mythical scenes filled with follies, desires and cunning delights.Read More