Ikaria Island is located in the Greek Aegean Sea. It has a distinct local cultural and diverse 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 itself. Now, we call it a '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. It is a ‘Blue Zone’ - praised for its incredible longevity and healthy lifestyle habits.
Ikaria has about 9,000 local inhabitants. It is an easy hr flight from Athens' airport, and a 6-8 hr ferry ride from the port of Piraeus.
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