organizes and sponsors a variety of fun and interesting cruises and
excursions within and outside of Ikaria. There are boat trips to the
nearby islands of Patmos and Fourni, Jeep Safaris around Ikaria's
rugged mountain interior and guided coach tours of Ikaria's sights
and attractions just to name a few possibilities.
Patmos can be reached by
boat in 55 minutes by Hydrofoil or via our own ship " Taxiarxis". We operate return day trips to Patmos 1-2 times per week in the summer. Departure is in the morning from Agios Kirkos, Ikaria and return to Ikaria is in the late afternoon. The trip allows enough time for visiting the monastery, lunch, and shopping/swimming.
The island owes its fame mainly to the Monastery
of St. John the Theologian
whose library houses priceless
manuscripts and icons. In the cave nearby, St.
John saw the visions that inspired the Book of Revelations.
The cave and the impressive monastery are
open to visitors. The day trip to the island also leaves
ample time for lunch in the scenic port of Scalla,
sightseeing, our just relaxing on the
beach before boarding the
ship for return to Ikaria.
from the hotel at about 09:30 where your tour through the
scenic and beautiful island of Ikaria
will commence via air conditioned coach. We will first visit
the village of Kampos and its archeological museum which contains
a collection of neolithic
tools and vessels from antiquity. This
side of the island is known for its fertile vegetation, charming
bays and sandy beaches. We will stop for swimming on the beautiful
beach of Messakti, in Yialiskari, followed
by lunch in a seaside taverna. The eastern part of the island
features rustic surroundings and a panoramic view of
the Aegean sea and the nearby islands.
We continue with a visit to Therma, a seaside village
renowned for its medicinal radioenergic mineral springs
unique in the world for
their effectiveness in the treatment of rheumatism, artthritics
and other ailments. Lastly
we visit the capital of Ikaria, Agios Kyrikos.
of islets between Ikaria and Samos featuring
an intricately shaped coast line. The islets are
so close to one another that they give the impression
of forming a whole island. The islets offer
beautiful coves with clear waters, picturesque fishing
villages, serenity and hospitable inhabitants. The
narrow crossings between the islets are ideal for boat
trips. The sites include beautiful
caves and sandy beaches. They
are situated on the main island of Chrisomilias which has
a protected bay with a small village
and a few rented rooms. There
is a small fishing village
on the adjoining island of
Thymaina. A third
islet called Agios Minas is only
inhabited by a few shepherds.
Ikariada Travel operates daily trips to Fourni during the summer abour our ship "Taxiarxis".