Ikaria is an island in the East Aegean sea, a long and narrow strip of land with many natural beauties. According to the myth, it is the homonymous sea around Ikaria where the son of Daedalus fell when the sun burnt his wax wings.
Its climate is mild while its topography presents wonderful contrasts of verdurous slopes bold and steep rocks. Many terrains of the island are covered by big bushes, especially ravines, which give the place a view of rich vegetation.
Ikaria is distinguished by its wild beauty, thick vegetation, tall mountains, lakes, gulches and especially the wonderful beaches. Endless sandy beaches capture visitors’ attention.
Ikaria and its people are famous for feasts and the extremely relaxed rhythms of life. In Ikaria people start working late in the afternoon and in some places you may not find a moving soul during the day.
Special Afianes Wines has been established in 1997 in Raches, Ikaria. It is built in a vineyard at an altitude of 650m.
This beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of Ikaria. Located in a picturesque and intimate cove, at 25 kilometers south-west of Agios Kirikos, this beach has bright pebbles and rocks, emerald waters and is surrounded by impressive rock formations, creating a wonderful setting.
The beach of Armenistis is surrounded by picturesque Ikarian white houses built on a wooded hill overlooking the peaceful greenish blue sea. As winds are not strong, waves are not either, and the warm golden sand along with the crystal blue waters invites to relax and leave behind the stress of everyday business life.
Miliopo beach is a secluded beach, which is not even listed on the maps, and for which there is very little available information. The fact of not being so popular obviously guarantees its privacy and quietness.
The beach of Kerame is found at 10 km from Agios Kirikos, at the north-eastern tip of Ikaria, and is a beautiful sandy beach that obviously has the characteristic crystalline waters that define most of Greek beaches. Kerame beach has some rocky formations that end up in the sea, providing some sheltered spaces.
Fles beach is located 35 km from Agios Kirikos, on the northern coast of the island. This is a beautiful rocky beach surrounded by steep cliffs covered with dense vegetation.
The village of Karavostamo is located east of Evdilos, the second port of Ikaria, and counts on a nice and well reputed long beach with sand and pebbles, and crystal clear water like most Greek islands. Karavostamo beach can be reached either by the 2 km gravel road, or by the 1 km old foot path.