Activities & Accommodation in Ikaria

Are looking for accommodation in Ikaria? You can reserve a room in Ikaria, at Ikarian Centre’s guesthouse, in a wooded area, away from the crowded beaches of the summer. We also offer a&a (activities & accommodation). The guest house is located 1,5 Km away the settlement of Arethousa and 3 Km away the coastal settlement of Karavostamo. The rooms are 20m2 studio apartments, each one with a private bathroom, kitchenette and spectacular view to both the sea and the mountain. Each studio is equipped with 2 single beds (you can also connect them and create one double bed) and sleeps 2 people. The region is peaceful, ideal for relaxing, studding, reading writing, also for hiking and bird-watching.

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Accommodation & Activities!
Reserve accommodation with participation in the following activities:

Ikaria through our eyes
Ikaria through our eyes
Spend 3 or 6 days with us, at the Ikarian Centre's guesthouse, and see Ikaria through our eyes. Learn how we view the history of our island and what we consider as challenges of the present day. 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 in the mountains, enjoy the breathtaking landscape and develop an appreciation for the environment of this unique island. Moreover, bring your own opinions and ideas, and share 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 | ...
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Alternative holidays in Ikaria – the olive harvest
Alternative holidays in Ikaria - the olive harvest
Spend 6 or 13 days at Ikarian Centre's guesthouse in November, and participate in the olive harvest. Olive harvest starts by the end of October and continues until the end of November, depending on the weather conditions and when the rain starts. Our guests work for a few hours per day in the nearby fields, optionally and for fun; we are not expecting our guests to harvest all the trees of the region! In this way, our guest will have the opportunity to find out how the olive oil is produced, also to meet some locals and speak with them. We will also visit an oil press and watch how olive oil is made from the olives. Additional activities include lectures and slide shows about the history of Ikaria and the history of olive oil, visits to local families, cooking lessons, hiking, and traditional dance lessons with local dance teachers. If possible, we also participate in one of the small scale panigiria of the season, with good food and music, but without the summer crowds. Languages we speak: English & Greek Schedule You can register for 6 or 13 days in November 2019, as follows: For 6 days: Nov 4 ...
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Walking holidays, the island of Ikaria
Walking holidays, the island of Ikaria
28 June-4 July & Oct. 6 - Oct 12 2019 If you are a fun of hiking or a fun of Ikaria, you might like the idea of spending 6 days with us on the mountainous village of Arethousa, hike on the mountains of central Ikaria, enjoy the breathtaking landscape, learn to dance local traditional dances, cook with us local dishes and socialize with local people ...
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Region & facilities

In Arethousa (15 min on foot) you can find a grocery store, also two tavernas to eat. In the coastal Karavostamo (less than 10′ by car) you can swim and find more grocery stores and tavernas.

Although we do facilitate our guest with some basic transport to Karavostamo and Evdilos, for shopping, food and swimming, if you want to visit famous beaches and sites of the island you need your own vehicle.  In Arethousa you can find a grocery store, also two tavernas to eat. In the coastal Karavostamo (less than 10′ by car) you can swim and find more grocery stores, bakeries and tavernas. Please note that the last 1,5 Km to the guesthouse is on a dirt road.

The facilities include:

  • common kitchen & dining room
  • Reading room / library
  • Several terraces with spectacular view
  • fast Internet, ethernet & wi-fi
  • heating
  • linen
  • laundry (free )
  • We don’t server breakfast nor meals. You can prepare your breakfast and simple meals in the kitchenette of your room or in the common kitchen.