Reserve a place in the program “creative holidays in Ikaria”, that combines, accommodation in Ikaria with hiking Ikaria, cultural and entertaining activities (traditional dance lessons, cooking evenings, visits to local artisans, lectures & slide shows, etc). Our goal is to help our guests immerse themselves in local life and thus turn their trip into a “learning holidays in Greece” experience. Each program lasts for one week (Sunday to Saturday) according the reservation calendar you can find below and includes accommodation in our guest house, build in a beautiful and peaceful spot of the mountain. By participating in the program, you’ll meet new people, make new friends, and develop your knowledge on various topics, from the Greek language and the island’s history, to gardening, winery and beekeeping , typical agricultural activities in which almost all the inhabitants of Ikaria participate. At the same time you’ll enjoy walks on the mountains, you’ll come closer to the wildlife and landscape of the island.
Our guests stay in private rooms of the guest house, each one with its own private entrance, bathroom & kitchenette. Excursions are organized every day, some of which are combined with visits to artisans, others with hiking on trails of the mountain. Also, depending on the season you can:
- participate in the agricultural activities of the time, with locals
- participate in thematic seminars, lectures and experiential workshops on various topics
- learn how to read the Greek alphabet and some basic “survival Greek”.
The group of each creative holidays in Ikaria program will be multinational. The languages we use in the activities are English and Greek
Creative holidays in ikaria – Activities:
- August 22-28, cost 630 €, for one or two people in a double room
- Sept. 26 – Oct. 2 cost 490€, for one or two people, in double room
- October 31- Nov. 6 (combined with the olive harvest), cost 490€, for one or two people in a double room
-For group reservations (2 or more rooms): -5%
-Reserve a place until May 30th: -5%
The cost covers participation in all activities. It doesn’t include breakfast or any kind of food. Note that we don’t serve breakfast, nor meals. However, our guests can use the kitchennet of their rooms or the common kitchen in order to prepare their own breakfast and meals.Deposits and cancellations: See the terms on the reservation form.
Ikaria is a small island in the middle of Aegean, still outside the radars of tourist industry, with a unique wildlife and a magnificent mountainous terrain. For some people Ikaria is the place where you forget to die, as certain studies end up to the conclusion that Ikaria belongs to the longevity zones, the blue zones: A place where people live longer than usual expected.
Covid & travels
“Creative accommodation” is an attempt to break the fear, the prohibitions and the “social distancing” that have invaded our lives in the last year. We believe that human contact and communication can not be based on applications like zoom or skype. Physical, direct contact is irreplaceable. Travelling and meeting other people stands against “social distancing”, and it’s a way to restore our freedoms and human relationships It is also a way for us to survive financially in these new and difficult times that are opening up before us. For these reasons we invite you to travel and participate in our “creative accommodation” program, regardless of the situation with covid. Follow the link for more information about covid and trips to Greece.