Ikaria Island Things to Do

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    Visit the red mineral spring near Agios Kirikos

    by Susi_Blackforest Updated Jul 27, 2008

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    We followed a tip of our landlady and drove to Agios Kirikos and then approx. 2 miles west where we found the warm red mineral spring (Lefkada/Therma Lefkados). There was only a small sign to show where it is on the left hand side opposite some houses and we had do walk down a slope downhill to get there. Bring good shoes with you, flip-flops won't be suitable, especially on the way up again as they might get to slippery.
    Unfortunately I forgot my camera in the car, so couldn't take a picture. The spring is natural and it's free to visit. You can see where the red water exits and makes its way into the sea. There is a large rock circle that you can swim in and experience the heat of the spring. The water temperature fluctuates in this area and there is a gap where you can have a little swim outside the circle where the water is much colder. I would love to go there again!
    Make sure to put on sun cream with a high sun factor, it feels hot with the rocks around.
    We were told that it's even nice to swim there in the winter.
    Maybe you would like to stop on the way back home in Ag. Kirikos to have a cold drink under the trees by the harbour.

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    Seychelles Beach

    by Susi_Blackforest Written Jul 27, 2008

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    The drive from Gialiskari to Seychelles beach through the approx. 1000m high mountains was not for the faint hearted. The road has in parts no barriers and the sheer grandness of the mountains and cliffs are breathtaking. Wide gorges and rock formations everywhere and new roads are being built. It took us approx. 1 1/2 hours to get there.
    Seychelles beach has the coldest and clearest water I have ever seen. There are nearly no trees at the beach, no protection from the sun and it can get very hot. Make sure to bring an umbrella. There was no breeze and that makes it hotter.

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    swimming on Ikaria beaches

    by andreslo2000 Updated Nov 6, 2006

    There are some virgin beaches on this island. Although some of them are hard to reach (just by sea - swimming or boat), you will never regret visiting them as the sea is so clean and the sun is not to much hot due the mild wind which is common in Greece islands.

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    see the island

    by andreslo2000 Written Jul 25, 2006

    As I have told you before there is no big heat in Greece islands so you might want to have a "little" walk around the island. But be prepared to all those up and downhils. (it is still an easyer way to know the island better - take my advice and instead of walking (look at this mad guy in the picture) just rent a bike :-)

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    Nas

    by Susi_Blackforest Written Jul 27, 2008

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    We drove to Nas, but to be honest, it was very hot there and we didn't walk down the many steps that lead down to the beach.

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    Gialiskari beach - best beach on Ikaria

    by Susi_Blackforest Written Jul 27, 2008

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    Make sure to spend some time at Gialiskari beach, as it's a great place!
    There is a nice little place to have drinks and snacks at the beach and plenty of sunbeds.

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    Kampos beach

    by Susi_Blackforest Written Jul 27, 2008

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    On the way from Gialiskari to Evdilos, you can find Kampos beach that is not very busy, but has clear water and fine sand to offer. There is also a little place at the beach to get drinks and snacks.

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    Evdilos

    by Susi_Blackforest Written Jul 27, 2008

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    Get from Gialiskari to Evdilos harbour in 20 minutes and have your dinner there.
    Choose between several nice tavernas at the harbour.

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    Armenistis

    by Susi_Blackforest Written Jul 27, 2008

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    We visited Armenistis every other day, as it's only a 5 minute drive away from Gialiskari and has nice restaurants to visit in the evenings.

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