Welcome to Ikaria

Supposedly named after mythical Icarus, said to have crashed here after flying with wax wings too close to the sun, Ikaria is also honoured as the birthplace of Dionysos, god of wine. Ikarian villages famously throw wild parties with loads of food, wine and traditional dance. The island gets packed with Athenians and foreign visitors at the height of August's panigyria, but at all times you can enjoy Ikaria's serenity and the locals' sybaritic attitude to life, which results in extraordinary longevity.

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