Ikaria through our eyes

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Spend 3, or 6 days with us, at Ikarian Centre’s guesthouse, and see Ikaria through our eyes. Learn how we see the history of our island and what we consider as challenges of the present. Learn how to dance local dances and cook local dishes. If you don’t speak Greek, learn how to read the Greek alphabet and to express yourself in very simple situations, in Greek! Walk with us on the mountains, enjoy the breathtaking landscape and help us to stimulate interest in environment of our area. Moreover, bring your own opinions and ideas and try to create an osmosis with us.

Each “our Ikaria” session, lasts for 3 or 6 days and starts, according to the season, every Monday and Thursday (from May – September) or Sunday and Wednesday (in April & October). Three or six overnights at Ikarian Centre’s guesthouse is a part of this experience.

Languages we speak: English, Greek

Schedule

July, August & September 2019

– 3 days from: Thu, 4 Jul | Mon, 8 Jul | Thu, 25 Jul | Mon, 29 Jul | Mon, 26 Aug | Thu, 29 Aug | Mon, 2 Sep | Thu, 5 Sep
 –  6 days from: Thu*, 4 Jul | Thu*, 25 Jul | Mon, 26 Aug | Thu,* 29 Aug | Mon, 2 Sep

*7 days for those who arrive on Thursday (check-in: Thursday – check-out: next Thursday)

The activities during May, July, August & September include

  • Monday:
    (arrivals in the morning)
    (17:30 – 19:00) Walk in the paths of the area.
    (18:00 – 22:00) cooking & traditional dance lesson
    Overnight at Ikarian Centre’s guest house
  • Tuesday:
    (9:30 – 10:30) Lecture – discussion & slide show about Ikaria.
    (11:00 – 19:00) All day excursion in Ikaria, (including a visit to a local artisans, traditional dance lessons by a local dance teacher, swim and lunch).
    20:00 Dinner in a tavera of the village.
    Overnight at Ikarian Centre’s guesthouse.
  • Wednesday:
    (8:00 -11:00) Walk on the foot paths of the area.
    (12:00 – 13:00) Conversation, & Greek language lesson
    (13:00 – 17:00) Swim and lunch in Karavostamo,
    (16:00-20:00) Greek language and traditional dance lesson.
  • Thursday:
    (departures in the morning- arrivals in early afternoon)
    (17:30 – 19:00) walk in the paths of the region.
    (18:00 – 22:00) cooking & traditional dance lesson
    Overnight at Ikarian Centre’s guest house
  • Friday:
    (9:30 – 10:30) Lecture – discussion & Slide show about Ikaria.
    (11:00 – 19:00) All day excursion in Ikaria, (including a visit to local artisans, traditional dance lessons by a local dance teacher, swim and lunch).
    (20:00) Dinner in a taverna of the village.
    Overnight at Ikarian Centre’s guesthouse.
  • Saturday:
    (8:00 -11:00) Walk on the foot paths of the area.
    (12:00 – 13:00) Conversation, & Greek language lesson
    (13:00 – 17:00) swim and lunch in Karavostamo,
    (16:00-20:00) Survival Greek and traditional dance lessons

October 2019

– 3 days from: Sun, 6 Oct | Wed, 9 Oct | Sun, 13 Oct | Wed, 16 Oct
– 6 days from: Sun, 6 Oct | Wed, 9 Oct* | Sun, 13 Oct

*7 days for those who come on Wednesday, 9 Oct (check-in Oct. 9th, check-out Oct 16th)

The activities during April and October includes:

  • Sunday:
    (arrivals in the morning)
    (16:00 – 17:30) Walk in the paths of the area.
    (18:00 – 21:00) Cooking lesson
    Overnight at Ikarian Centre’s guesthouse.
  • Monday:
    (9:30 – 17:30) All day excursion in Ikaria, (visit to the monastery of Theoktisti, visit to local artisans, lunch in Evdilos, traditional dance lessons by a local dance teacher, visit to the castle of Koskinas)
    (18:30 – 20:00) Lecture – discussion & slide show about Ikaria.
    (20:00) Dinner in a tavera of the village
    Overnight at Ikarian Centre’s guesthouse.
  • Tuesday:
    (9:30 -11:30) Walk on the foot paths of the area.
    (12:00 – 13:00) Conversation, & Greek language lesson
    (13:00-14:30) Visit to the port of Evdilos for lunch and coffee.
    (16:00-20:00) Greek language and traditional dance lesson.
    (20:00) Dinner in a taverna of the area
    Overnight at Ikarian Centre’s guesthouse.
  • Wednesday:
    (departures in the morning- arrivals in early afternoon)
    (16:00 – 17:30) Walk on the footpaths of the area
    (18:00 – 21:00) cooking lesson.
    Overnight at Ikarian Centre’s guesthouse.
  • Thursday:
    (9:30 – 17:00) All day excursion in Ikaria, (combined with visits to local artisans, traditional dance lessons by a local dance teacher).
    (18:30 – 20:00) Lecture – discussion & slide show about Ikaria.
    (20:00) Dinner in a taverna of the village
    Overnight at Ikarian Centre’s guesthouse.
  • Friday:
    (9:30-11:30) Walk on the foot paths of the area.
    (12:00 – 13:00) Conversation, & Greek language lesson
    (13:30-15:30) Visit to the port of Evdilos for lunch.
    (16:00-20:00) Greek language & dance lessons.
    (20:00) Dinner in a taverna οf the village.
    Overnight at Ikarian Centre’s guesthouse.

The schedule above can slightly be changed, according to the season or the weather of the day. More activities can occur spontaneously, according to the interests of the people and the events that happen on the island.

Note that beyond the money, we do care about any positive footprint our guests can put on us and on our community. For this, we are very happy to  socialize with our guests and try also to learn from them!

Cost

  • 3 days, 1 or 2 persons, double occupancy: 270 Euros
  • 6 (or 7) days, 1 or 2 persons, double occupancy: 540 Euros

The cost includes accommodation, transport, port pick-up (from the port of Evdilos). It doesn’t include airport pickup (60 Euros by taxi), or any kind of food. Lunch and dinner is not included into the fee. Breakfast is not served at the guesthouse. However, guests can prepare their own breakfast and simple meals in the kitchenettes of their rooms or the communal kitchen.

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