Whether you are a complete beginner or experienced diver, there are plenty of options available on the island.There are several excellent diving schools and interesting diving spots, suitable for individuals with all skill levels. The waters around the island are perfect for diving, as they are very clear, giving you plenty of opportunities to see some of the fascinating wildlife that takes up residency there.
As Ikaria is seemingly mapped out by a variety of footpaths, there are plenty of great places to explore by foot.The larger hills offer amazing vistas of the entire island. Whether you want to take it at a leisured pace or want to cover a lot of the terrain quickly, you can.
If you really want to benefit from some rest and recuperation, Therma is the place to do it on Ikaria.As it is a spa town, there are plenty of options for different alternative therapies, including hydrotherapy. Say goodbye to all that stress and anxiety and really unwind in a nice jacuzzi or a sauna.
Greek dances - Local festivals
Greece is a country steeped in long-held traditions and part of our culture is celebrations and on Ikaria, there are a variety of options if you are looking to experience it.As well as many local festivals ('panigyria') throughout the year, you should definetely visit one during your stay. 'Raskos' (boiled goat meat), Ikarian wine, live music, fun, folks dancing the traditional Ikariotikos (a dance originating in Ikaria), passionately singing along. It doesn’t matter if you have two left feet or have hip troubles, you will not be pushed past your abilities and will just be encouraged to have a good time.
Thanks to the temperate climate in Greece and particularly on Ikaria, it is the perfect place to grow grapes and make interesting and delicious wines.Like many of the other countries on the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas, winemaking, and wine drinking are huge parts of Greek culture. If you want to learn more about Greek wine, there are some local wineries on the island you can visit and other places where you can enjoy wine tasting sessions of locally produced varieties. This is also a great way to find a nice gift for anyone you are looking to treat back home.