Ikaria Island is located in the Greek Aegean Sea. It has a distinct local cultural and natural environment. For hundreds of years the population developed deep inside the island's folds, hiding from pirates and building terraces for farming. Separated from many outside influences, Ikaria remained an island true to its terrain, wildlife and culture. Now, we call it a splendid 'Garden of Eden' that generously shares its wonders with visitors. Ikaria's mountains, forests, flowers, rivers, beaches, birds, wildlife and herbs are attracting nature lovers from around the world.
Ikaria has about 9,000 local inhabitants. It is an easy hour plane ride from Athens' airport, and a 6-8 hr ferry ride from the port of Piraeus.
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