Activities & Accommodation in Ikaria

Are you looking for accommodation in Ikaria? You can reserve a room at the Ikarian Centre guesthouse, in a quiet wooded area away from the crowded beaches of the summer. 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 20 sq.m studio apartments, each one with a private bathroom, kitchenette and spectacular views of both the sea and the mountain. Each studio is equipped with 2 single beds (possible to connect and create one double bed) and sleeps 2 people. The region is peaceful, ideal for relaxing, studying, reading, writing as well for hiking and bird-watching. We also offer activities alongside accommodation (a&a).

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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 alphabet and to express yourself in very simple situations in our language. 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 to 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 overnight stays at the Ikarian Centre's guesthouse is included in 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
Stay at the Ikarian Centre guesthouse for 6 or 13 days this November and participate in the island's olive harvest. The harvest starts by the end of October and continues until the end of November, depending on the weather conditions and the start of the rain. Our guests work for a few hours per day in the nearby fields, optionally and for fun; we don't expect our guests to harvest all the trees in the region! By participating, our guests will have the opportunity to find out how the olive oil is produced, and to meet and speak with locals. We will also visit an oil press and watch how olive oil is made from the harvest. 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 join in one of the small scale panigiria of the season and enjoy the good food and music without the summer crowds. Languages we speak: English & Greek Schedule You can register for either 6 or 13 days in November 2019 on the following dates: For ...
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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 minutes away on foot) you can find a grocery store and two tavernas where you can grab a meal. In the coastal Karavostamo (less than 10 minutes by car) you can swim and find more grocery stores, bakeries and tavernas.

Although we do facilitate our guests with some basic transport to Karavostamo and Evdilos, for shopping, food and swimming, if you want to visit the famous beaches and sites of the island you need your own vehicle. Please note that the 1.5 km road to the guesthouse is not paved.

The facilities include:

  • common kitchen & dining room
  • reading room / library
  • several terraces with spectacular views
  • fast Internet, ethernet & wi-fi
  • heating
  • linen
  • laundry (free )

We don’t serve breakfast or other meals. You can prepare your breakfast and simple meals in the kitchenette of your room or in the large common kitchen.