Holidays in Ikaria

Ikaria Holidays 

Being aware of the needs of the Greek traveler and especially of the modern foreigner one, who sometimes is in awe of the abundance of information on the internet, the well experienced team of Greecehotelholiday.com has a suggestion for everyone’ s taste. With over 35 years of expertise in tourism in Greece, we have compiled a comprehensive guide to questions usually asked when one plans holidays in Ikaria: how do I get there, where do I stay, what can I see and do in Ikaria? What about transportation on the island?

Holidays in Greece 

Considering Greece to be a magical place for your vacation, we urge you to visit the sections Greek Islands, Thematic Holidays, and why not the Mainland of Greece. We believe that every little part of Greece has a thrilling travelling experience to offer.

Ikaria travel, tourism info

Ikaria is located in North East Aegean, between Samos and Mykonos. It is an elongated island with Atheras mountain crossing it over. Its southern side has very steep slopes to the south and valleys to the north. Mythology connects the island with Ikarus, who lost his life falling into the Ikario Sea while escaping with his father from the Minotaur's labyrinth of Knossos. The island has always been well known for its hot springs and its wine, the eminent "pramneio" wine. The capital and main harbour of Ikaria is Agios Kirykos built amphitheatrically at the foothills of Athera Mountain. Armenistis is a developed tourist centre, famous for its marvellous sandy beaches that reach up to Mesakti and Gialiskari. Evdilos is the second harbour of Ikaria located on the northern coast of the island. It is amphitheatrically built on a height above the harbour and has exceptional traditional colour. Finally, in the south western end of Ikaria, under the steep granite endings of Athera, two picturesque villages are found those of Maganitis and Karkinagri which fascinate the visitor with their colour, their imposing natural landscape and the superb seashore.

Ikaria useful info

Agios Kyrikos Council +30 22750 23035
Hospital +30 2275022330
Police Station +30 22750 22222
Port Authority +30 22750 51207
 


Holiday packages, Offers for Ikaria

Holiday packages for Ikaria

Greecehotelholiday.com, is the site that enables you to create online, easily and quickly, your own holiday package to Ikaria. We can assure you that you can make any booking with us, whether it is airplane or ferry tickets, hotels.

You can combine your holidays with short visits to nearby islands like Samos,or Mykonos to create your own unique holiday.

Ikaria Ferry Tickets, Ship Itineraries, Special Offers

Booking ferry tickets for Ikaria

Book your ferry tickets for Ikaria online with us, then collect your ticket at the port before your departure, from the special ticket kiosks. - Please note that some ship companies do not offer this service. If the case is so, we post your tickets well in advance.-

Ship itinerary information for Ikaria

Ikaria can be reached by ferry boat, mainly from the port of Piraeus. If you must reach the island from the northern Greece, there is an itinerary from Kavala. Also, there is access from the nearby islands, like Samos, Syros, Limnos, Mytilini, Chios, Fourni by ferry boat or sea-taxi.

Special offers for ferry tickets to Ikaria

It is important to note that most ship companies offer discounts for return tickets. Keep in mind that if you want to visit a nearby island, you are strongly advised to buy in advance a return ticket for your destination.

Air tickets to Ikaria, Flights, Special Offers

Booking Air tickets for Ikaria

Book your flights easily and quickly through our online booking system. Telephone booking is also available for those who do not want to use a credit card. The airport in Ikaria is the "Icarus" (Ikaria - National Airport "Icarus"). The airport is located on the southeastern tip of the island, at cape Drakano,it is 12 km from the town of Agios Kyrikos. Ikaria is served by light aircrafts which means small capacity. It is therefore very important to keep in mind the need for early booking, especially in summer season or during peak periods eg Easter, to ensure your air ticket

Flights to Ikaria

Domestic flights

Flights from Athens Eleftherios Venizelos airport to Ikaria are daily and, depending on the period of year, become more frequent. Flights last 45 minutes approximately and the types of aircrafts vary.

The airplane carrier is only Olympic Air.

Special offers and cheap tickets to Ikaria

To get the best deals early booking is required. Visit Greecehotelholiday.com and find cheap tickets for Ikaria. Take profit from low cost airline and last-minute bookings, as well. Don't forget to use your airmile bonus card.

Hotels in Ikaria, Hotel Guide, Special Offers

Hotel Guide

Greecehotelholiday.com provides you with a complete and up-to-date guide for hotel accommodation. You can find your favourite accommodation searching either by location, or by hotel name. 

Luxury Hotels in Ikaria

If you would like to search for Luxury Hotels in Ikaria (Luxury hotels, boutique hotels, 4 or 5 star hotels) search under the section Luxury Hotels.

Cheap Hotels in Ikaria

If you are searching for Cheap Hotels in Ikaria (rooms, apartments 3, 2, and 1 star hotels) search under the section Cheap Hotels.

Special Hotel Offers in Ikaria

If you are looking for special offers visit our section Hotel Offers in Greece.

Booking Hotels in Ikaria

When browsing the hotel list for Ikaria, and clicking on the link "online booking", you 'll be first shown the hotels that offer online booking. By pressing on the button 'Book & Prices' you reach the online booking machine for the selected hotel.

Excursions and places of interest in Ikaria

The Castle of Koskina: The Castle of Koskina is an 11th century A.D. Byzantine fortress located on a mountain peak overlooking the village of Kosikia in the center of Ikaria, 30km from Evdilos. Inside the castle is the church of St. George Dorganas. Access to Koskina Castle is via an unpaved road near Kosikia which branches off from the central mountain pass connecting Evdilos to Agios Kirikos.


DRAKANO FORTRESS: One of the best preserved examples of Athenian military watchtowers from the Hellenistic period, Drakano Fortress and its fortifications were built during the time of Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC. This 44 foot high limestone tower served as an observation point for Aegean Sea traffic sailing the channel between Ikaria and Samos.

ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF AGIOS KIRIKOS: Located in the capital of Ikaria, the Agios Kirikos Archeological Museum contains over 200 items dating as far back as the Classical Period. Items include column fragments, well preserved amphorae, clay vessels, tools, weapons, personal items and the impressive fifth century BC funerary stele.

Thematic tours in Ikaria

Ikaria is considered to be a remarkable destination in the world for :

Family Tourism

Youth Tourism.

Restaurants and nightlife in Ikaria

There are many picturesque restaurants and tavernas, where you can enjoy the Greek cuisine and local wine. However, Ikaria is famous throughout the Greek islands for its "Panigiria", traditional feast days that celebrate the Saints' name days and other religious holidays. If you're planning a trip to Ikaria during the summer season be sure not to miss them.

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