Even if you are Greek or do not learn Greek, you can reserve accommodation in Ikaria, in a private room at the Center’s guesthouse for your vacation.
Alternatively, you can combine your stay with hiking on the area’s trails. Hiking with a guide is combined with 4, 8 or 12 nights in the guesthouse. The minimum cost of hiking with a guide is 220 Euros and covers the cost of 4 overnights for 1 person, pick-up from the airport, Evdilos or Armenistis, hiking and other activities such as traditional dance lessons. Breakfast and meals are not served, however you can prepare them in the kitchenette of your room.
Reservations made through this page do not include Greek language lessons
Our rooms are located in a quiet wooded area of Ikaria, away from the crowded beaches of the summer, 1.5 km away the settlement of Arethousa and 3 km away the coastal settlement of Karavostamo. Each room is 20 sq.m studio apartment, with a private bathroom, kitchenette and spectacular views of both the sea and the mountain. Each studio is equipped with 2 single beds (possible to connect and create one double bed) and sleeps 2 people. The region is peaceful, ideal for relaxing, studying, reading, writing as well for hiking and bird-watching.
In Arethousa (15 minutes away on foot) you can find a grocery store and two tavernas where you can grab a meal. In the coastal Karavostamo (less than 10 minutes by car) you can swim and find more grocery stores, bakeries and tavernas. Although you can use a taxi for some basic transport to Karavostamo and Evdilos, for shopping, food and swimming, we strongly suggest you to come with your own vehicle. Please note that the 1.5 km road to the guesthouse is not paved.
The facilities include:
- common kitchen & dining room
- reading room / library
- several terraces with spectacular views
- fast Internet, ethernet & wi-fi
- Washing machine