Ikaria Geography

Ikaria Geography
Information about the geography of Ikaria, Greece

The island of Ikaria is part of the Eastern Aegean Islands. It lays in the Ikarian Sea, 10 nautical miles south west from Samos. In fact, the history of Ikaria is strongly connected to the history of Samos. Ikaria is one of the largest islands of the group, with a total area of 255 sq km and a coastline of about 150 km.

The island has about 8,000 inhabitants. Its capital is Agios Kirikos, which is also its main port, lying on the southern coast. The second port of Ikaria is Evdilos, located on the northern coast of the island. Ikaria has a very varied landscape, made of a sharp contrast of verdant slopes and barren steep rocks and fill of boulder deserts, plateau, rocky hills, streams and impressive cliffs. It is a very mountainous island and its highest mountain range is Aetheras, whose highest summit rises at an altitude of 1,048 m.

The geography of Ikaria is unique and best featured in its coasts and mountainous locations. Most of the villages of Ikaria lay on the plains near the coasts and only a few villages can be found in the mountains. The pristine coastline displays a wide rage of unique coves and beaches which have remained totally unspoiled. The great beauty of the island is its luxurious greenery and its abundance of spring water, which is forming streams, refreshing waterfalls, rivers and impressive gorges. Halari Gorge is the most famous trekking spot on Ikaria island.

Map of Ikaria

Map Ikaria map View the map of Ikaria with the main villages, beaches and sightseeing. Also, location of the port and airport.
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