We are not just a Greek language school and learning centre. We care about the environment. We also worry about the rise of intolerance and fanaticism. For this reason we have established “Dialogos”, a non-profit organization that promotes small-scale projects and actions based on volunteering. Dialogos is a local organization. Its headquarters are on the island of Ikaria and activities are coordinated through the Ikarian Centre’s campus in Arethousa. Dialogos’ initiatives aim to motivate people, especially the local people of Ikaria, to protect their environment. “Dialogos” also aims to motivate Greek and Turks living in both sides of the border to go beyond prejudices, intolerance  and fanaticism and start a common dialogue. Therefore, with Dialogos we are running projects based on volunteer work, like the “project Ikaria pathways“, an effort to clean and mark footpaths in Arethousa, Ikaria; and common educational and cultural actions with Turkish citizens, such as the parallel Greek – Turkish language course

Δωρεάν μάθημα λογοτεχνίας για Ικαριώτες

Δωρεάν μάθημα λογοτεχνίας για Ικαριώτες

“Οι γράφουσες” Η αόρατη γυναικεία γραφή στην παλαιότερη ελληνική πεζογραφία Με την Μαριέττα Ιωαννίδου, πρώην επίκουρη καθηγήτρια της έδρας νεοελληνικών σπουδών του παν/μίου Άμστερνταμ. Πού; Αίθουσα Εργάνης, Εύδηλος Πότε; Το σεμινάριο θα ολοκληρωθεί σε 4 διαλέξεις: Σάββατο 30 Νοεμβρίου, Τρίτη 3, Πέμπτη 5 & Σάββατο 7 Δεκεμβρίου. Ώρα 6:00 – ... Read More
BUILDING WITH COB SEMINAR

BUILDING WITH COB SEMINAR

 Call for volunteers For three weeks starting on Saturday May 18th, we will be building the walls of a small home near Kampos with cob, a mixture of sand, clay and straw. It will be the first cob building on the island of Ikaria. Cob is a natural and versatile ... Read More
Ikaria Pathways. <br> Arethousa - Pera Arethousa

Ikaria Pathways.
Arethousa – Pera Arethousa

Distance: 30 min. The route goes down to a valley and crosses a little creek. A secondary route leads us to a small chapel. At the end of the route you can find “taverna i Plaka” with home-made wine and food ... Read More
Pathways: Hiking Ikaria's mountains with our map.

Pathways: Hiking Ikaria’s mountains with our map.

Click to open the map in your smart phone and start hiking! In the project Ikaria pathways, we try to clean, mark and map the old foot paths of the island of Ikaria, especially the ones of the region of Arethousa. In this way,  visitors as well as locals can ... Read More
Volunteering for Greeks and Turks: Project pathways 2017

Volunteering for Greeks and Turks: Project pathways 2017

29 June – 9 July 2017 Cleaning, marking and mapping a 3 Km foot path leading to the peak of the mountain, and transforming the old school of the village to a tourist information center Working with locals in small-scale restoration works in the village, before the local “Panigiri” on July 17th ... Read More
Turkish Greek paralel courses and initiatives

Turkish – Greek language courses & initiatives

Island of Ikaria, where Dialogos headquarters are located is very close to the borders with Turkey. Izmir is only 125 Km away… Usually borders reinforce fear prejudice and fanaticism. In order to struggle against them, we are trying to organize common Greek – Turkish small scale projects. Our project’s topics ... Read More
Volunteering Ikaria

Volunteering Ikaria

DIALOGOS’ initiative are based on volunteers from all over the world. Do you want to become a volunteer on the island of Ikaria? You can participate in one of the volunteering Ikaria projects of DIALOGOS ... Read More
Turkish Greek paralel courses and initiatives

Free Greek language courses in Istanbul, by “Dialogos”

Introductory course: Tuesday 11, Friday 14 and Tuesday 18 of October 2016 Actual course: December 12 – February 28, every Tuesday and Friday The course & the method Dialogos is offering a free Greek language course, lasting from December 2016 to February 2017 (10 weeks, 40 hours of 60′) in ... Read More
karavostamo

Volunteers from Karavostamo

Also Ilias Ianniris, Nikos Kouvaris and Ghiorgos Tsakalos, of the village of Karavostamo, have worked on the project of the Ikarian Centre ... Read More
Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

Source: Amikaria Rachel Footpath, valley and the sea Cleaning the path Source: Amikaria Stunning sea view Source: Amikaria Source: Amikaria ... Read More

Ivo & Paola – Amikaria Association

The Association “Amikaria – Αμικαρία, friends of Ikaria”, funded in Genoa in March 2016 aims to support Greece through friendship and solidarity projects addressed to a specific territory. The choice of Ikaria was made because of the bounds which some funders have with the island and for the historical links ... Read More
Ikaria Pathways, Beach to Beach: Karavostamo > Aris Potamos

Ikaria Pathways, Beach to Beach: Karavostamo > Aris Potamos

Duration 20′ Distance: 0.5 miles Minimum Elevation: -1 feet Maximum Elevation: 77 feet Total climb: 36 feet Total descent: 114 feet Be sure not to be afraid of heights, since the pathway is quite narrow. In some parts you will have the steep cliff on your left side with the ... Read More

Susanne

Susanne is a translator from Berlin/Germany who a few years ago set out to discover the Aegean Sea and its islands, culture, traditions and language. As a traveller and lover of nature, she was excited to join the pathways team that eventually took her to experience the island and its ... Read More
Last  impressions

Last impressions

Adam and I are the last ones to leave the Ikarian centre. The heat is at its peak as it’s almost 1 p.m. and crickets sing aloud. The sky is as blue as the very first day we woke up here. It is always surprising to realize how time flies ... Read More

Adam

Adam works in agriculture, spending his days toiling under the hot Mediterranean sun on French vineyards. In his free time he traverses the continent to toil under the hot Mediterranean sun on Greek footpaths. Adam has also enjoyed learning some Greek while he has been part of Project Pathways ... Read More