Ikaria is fast becoming one
of our favourite Greek Islands. Blessed with superb beaches
and breathtaking scenery, notably the pine-covered mountains
and untamed ravines, it also possesses quaint, unspoilt
villages and superior tourist accommodations.
between Samos in the east and Paros in the west, Ikaria is a
long and narrow island, 21 miles in length and between 3 &
5 miles wide. The coastline is tortuous, quite often dropping
dramatically straight into the sea with most of the small
villages clinging precariously to their footholds on the sheer
The quiet harbour town of Evdilos has character and
gloriously scenery, whilst the village of Armenistis with its
magnificent beaches and sleepy, relaxed atmosphere completes
The island's capital, Agios Kirikos, is decorated
with several old two-storey captains-houses.
springs at Therma have been used as a spa since antiquity. At
Karavostamo, on the north coast, the white washed houses peek
through the vegetation reaching almost to the water's edge.
The small, pretty harbour of Evdilos is next to some fine
beaches with charming tavernas on them. A dense pine forest is
host to several streams that flow onto a spectacular beach at
Armenistis. Many villages scattered amid the verdant
countryside. To the north, Fanari is of special archaeological
interest in a place of great natural beauty.