Ikaria attractions

Winery in Hristos Rahes

Afianes Winery

Call for directions to this excellent small family-run winery in the hills above Hristos Rahes. It has won several recent awards in Europe. In addition to the offered tastings and small personal tours of the operati…
Beach in Armenistis

Nas Beach

Westward 3.5km from Armenistis lies the pebbled beach of Nas, lying below the road and the few tavernas. A nudist-friendly beach, it has an impressive location at the mouth of a forested river, behind the trace ruin…
Beach in Armenistis

Livadi Beach

Just 500m east of Armenistis is Livadi Beach, where currents are strong enough to warrant a lifeguard service and waves are sometimes big enough for surfing. Beyond Livadi are two other popular beaches, Mesahti and …
Fortress in Ikaria

Fortress of Drakanos

This 4th-century-BC fortress sponsored religious rites dedicated to Eilythia, a fertility deity. A 13m-high lookout tower anchors the site, which features informative signboards. A path from a small chapel here lead…
Church in Kambos

Agia Irini Church

Built on the site of a 4th-century basilica, this 12th-century church contains some columns from the original. Alas, many of Agia Irini’s frescoes remain covered with protective whitewash because funds for its remov…
Museum in Kambos

Archaeological Museum

Kambos’ small museum displays Neolithic tools, geometric vases, classical sculpture fragments, figurines and ivory trinkets. If it’s closed, ask Vasilis Kambouris at Rooms Dionysos to open it.