Dear friend of Ikaria

Today I'll introduce you a cultural monument of our island: the lighthouse of Kavo Papas in Karkinagri.

The lighthouse

Kavo Papas is the oldest lighthouse in the Balkans and the largest one in Greece. Built between 1886 and 1890 by the French Com...

Dear friend of Ikaria

One of the most entertaining activities for the Ikarians during autumn is mushroom hunting.

Every year in autumn from October to December the locals are praying for rain, followed by a couple of days of sunshine. The reason is simple: that kind of w...

Dear friend of Ikaria


today we'll talk about the basic myth of Ikaros and how Ikaria got its name.

Once upon a time in ancient Greece there was Dedalos, a great sculpturer of his era and much more …

Because of that, his sister asked him to teach her son, named Talos, his...

Dear friend of Ikaria

Are you an olive lover? I am! And in this story I will tell you all about olives, olive harvesting and our divine olive oil.

Olive harvesting is one of the important seasonal jobs of a typical Ikarian (or even a Greek) household. Every year from...

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One of the interesting things you will experience in Ikaria is the sense of belonging.

Ikarians from all over the world, from the very past years until today have a unique sense of belonging to their island. It doesn't matter if they are thousan...

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