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 | 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:
    (morning arrival)
    (17:30 – 19:00) Walk 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 tavern 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 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:
    (morning arrival)
    (16:00 – 17:30) Walk 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 village tavern.
    Overnight at Ikarian Centre’s guesthouse.
  • Tuesday:
    (9:30 -11:30) Walk 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 local tavern.
    Overnight at Ikarian Centre’s guesthouse.
  • Wednesday:
    (departures in the morning- arrivals in early afternoon)
    (16:00 – 17:30) Walk 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 visits to local artisans and traditional dance lessons with a local dance teacher).
    (18:30 – 20:00) Lecture – discussion & slide show about Ikaria.
    (20:00) Dinner in a village tavern.
    Overnight at Ikarian Centre’s guesthouse.
  • Friday:
    (9:30-11:30) Walk 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 village tavern.
    Overnight at Ikarian Centre’s guesthouse.

The schedule above can be adjusted according to the season or the weather. Other activities are also possible depending on people’s interests and various concurrent events on the island.

We care about the ideas and thoughts that our guests offer us and our community. Because of this, we are very happy to socialize with our guests and to try 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, transportation, port pick-up (from the port of Evdilos). It doesn’t include airport pickup (60 Euros by taxi), or meals. Lunch and dinner is not included in the fee. Breakfast is not served at the Centre, but guests can prepare breakfast and simple meals with the kitchenettes in their rooms or in the communal kitchen.

How to get to the Ikarian Centre

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