Where is Ikaria Greece located?
the Aegean Sea
Ikaria, an island of 99 square miles and home to almost 10,000 Greek nationals, lies about 30 miles off the western coast of Turkey. Its jagged ridge of scrub-covered mountains rises steeply out of the Aegean Sea.
How do I get to Ikaria Greece?
You can reach Ikaria by ferry from Athens, as ferries depart from Piraeus port about 3 times per week. However, the trip lasts about 11 hours. There is a ferry connection between Ikaria and some nearby islands, too, including Samos, Syros, Mykonos and Chios.
What is Ikaria Greece known for?
Ikaria is known for its gastronomy which plays a key role in its standing as a Blue Zone region of the world. The island is known for excellent goat dishes and produces fine honey. The island is also known for its seafood including freshly grilled fish.
What island group is Ikaria?
North Aegean islands
The island of Ikaria is part of the Eastern Aegean Islands. It lays in the Ikarian Sea, 10 nautical miles southwest from Samos. In fact, the history of Ikaria is strongly connected to the history of Samos. Ikaria is one of the largest islands of the group, with a total area of 255 sq km and a coastline of about 150 km.
Is Ikaria a real place?
Ikaria is still an isolated island, without tourists, which means that, especially in the villages in the north, where the highest longevity rates have been recorded, life is largely unaffected by the westernised way of living.”
Does Ikaria have an airport?
Ikaria Island National Airport (IATA: JIK, ICAO: LGIK) is an airport on Ikaria Island, Greece. The airport was opened on 14 June 1995 with two weekly flights from Olympic Airlines, on the DO 228 aircraft.
How long is the ferry from Athens to Ikaria?
6 to 7.5 hours
How long is the ferry ride from Athens (Piraeus) to Ikaria? The ferry trip from the port of Piraeus to Ikaria takes from 6 to 7.5 hours, depending on the port of arrival and vessel.
What is the cost of living in Ikaria?
Rent Prices Per Month in Icaria.
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre||428 EUR (367-500)||478 USD (410-559)|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre||856 EUR (633-1,100)||956 USD (708-1,300)|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre||656 EUR (500-867)||732 USD (559-968)|
Is English spoken in Ikaria Greece?
Language: Ikaria’s official language is Greek. Public and tourist services, accommodation and transportation providers and shops,/businesses in Ikaria generally also speak English.