I just returned back from a 3 day weekend on the Greek Island of Ikaria. This island is located off the beaten path in the southeastern Aegean Sea about a 7-hour ferry boat ride leaving from the Port of Piraeus in Athens, Greece. Although it is a bit far to get to via ferry you can also book a flight from Athens to Ikaria that will get you there in about an hour or so. Regardless of your preferred mode of transport Ikaria is worth the travel time either way. It is an island unlike any other Greek island that I have traveled to thus far and for many specific reasons. Aptly referred to by the New York Times as "The Island Where People Forget to Die" Ikaria has an energy that is apparent but subtly so. The island is a step back in history where time seems to stand still and people live by the sunrise, sunset, and the tides of the magical Aegean..not by the timestamp on your smartphone. Read on for what to do, and where to go when visiting the Greek island of Ikaria.
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