Ikaria is a rather remote island and not so easy to reach. Direct flights to Ikaria from abroad destinations are non-existent. Connecting flights are quite easy to find, but if you want to travel by boat, connections are not always possible in the same day as your flight. So take into account that you might have to stay in Athens for one night. To make things a little easier for you, I wrote down some useful travel information for you.
Info over het eiland zelf, vind je op de pagina Ikaria.
TRAVEL BY BOAT
Ikaria has two ports: Agios Kirikos and Evdilos. Find connections between Athens and Ikaria on the website of Hellenic Seaways.
From May onwards you can travel to Ikaria with a superfast speedboat that takes you from one island to the other. Route: Samos-Fourni-Ikaria- Patmos-Lipsi-Leros-Kalymnos-Kos.
You could for example book a flight to Kos or to Samos, and then hop on the speedboat to Ikaria. For more information about the speedboat: have a look at the website of Dodekanisos Seaways.
TRAVEL BY PLANE
Astra Airlines offers connections to other islands and some destinations on the mainland of Greece.
In 2013 Olympic Airlines joined forces with Aegean Airlines. Go to the website of Aegean Air for direct bookings between your country and Ikaria.
STAYING IN ATHENS
A clean and super friendly place to stay for the night is Peris Hotel. Peris Hotel offers transfer from and to the airport. It's just a 10 minute drive. Ideal if you want to avoid the busy city centre.
tourist guide for Ikaria > Visit Ikaria
online booking boat and ferry tickets > Viva.gr
hotels in Athens > Booking.com
travel info Ikaria > Island-Ikaria
ferry boats > Hellenic Seaways
flights from Brussels or Amsterdam > Aegeanair
cheap flights from Brussels > Jetairfly
ikaria in numbers
LOCATION: North Aegean Sea
TIME ZONE: GMT + 2
CAPITAL: Agios Kirykos
AREA: 254,4 km²
OUTLINES: 660 km
POPULATION: 9860 (in 2011)
HIGHEST MOUNTAIN TOP: 1041 m
Ikaria is not easy to reach. A good advice: book well in advance and take your time to travel.
'Siga siga' or 'slow slow' as Ikarians say.