The guesthouse is a part of Ikarian Centre’s facilities in Ikaria. It is located at an altitude of 300m in a wooded area on a hillside between the coastal village of Karavostamo (3 km) and Arethousa (1.5 km). The roads from the villages of Arethousa or Karavostamo to the guesthouse are not paved and there is no traffic. A breathtaking landscape surrounding the campus combines views of the sea and the rugged slopes of island’s mountain. In the sky, birds of prey fly during the day, while the Milky Way and thousands of stars appear on the stunningly clear summer nights. Hiking paths are immediately available, and several beaches fairly close by. The guesthouse consists of a group of four separate buildings, each designed and constructed with a careful eye to the traditional local architecture. They were designed intentionally to host our Greek language lessons and accommodate our students.
Rooms & facilities
Facilities & services: twin rooms, kitchenette and bathroom in each room, heating, sheets and towels, wi-fi, washing machine, common kitchen, common reading – study room, a lot of yards and spots for enjoying the sun and the landscape alone, or with the others.
There is no public bus service. Guest can use taxis, however taxi is quite expensive and not always available. For our Greek language students and other group reservations we organize excursions and local transport, using our own minivans and drivers. If you choose our facilities for a short stay and you travel alone you strongly suggest you either to come with your own vehicle or to rent a vehicle (car or scooter) from car rentals in Evdilos.
There is no canteen, restaurant or grocery store in the guesthouse. Breakfast or meals are NOT served, however guests may use the kitchenette in their room or the common kitchen in order to prepare their breakfast and meals. In the nearby villages of Arethousa (15 min by foot) and Karavostamo (less than 10 min by car) there are small grocery stores, cafes, and tavernas. The cost of living in Ikaria is still quite inexpensive: A meal at one of the local tavernas costs about €10-14 (including wine).