Discover Ikaria Multi Day Tours

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All Inclusive Personlized Private Tours.
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Explore the whole of Ikaria with the help of our team of local guides and leaders. Experience the island's diverse nature and beautiful landscapes while participating in your choice of fun activities and interesting day trips & tours. Be active, relax & enjoy yourself. Get to know the Ikarians and their way of life. The tour itinerary and accommodations can be divided between the north & south sides of the island, so you don't miss a thing!

Tour Length: 7 Day, 5 Day & Custom Itineraries available.

Domestic Transportation To/From Ikaria Included: Roundtrip airfare or ferry boat tickets to Ikaria from various points and islands in Greece.

Rental Car Included: Compact manual transmission rental car for all tour days. Pick Up/Drop Off from Ikaria Airport or Evdilos/Agios Kirikos ferry port. You can also upgrade car type/automatic.

Accommodations Included: Combination/Choice of Sea View Hotel, Private Villa, Family Guest House or Studio Beach Apartments. Nights can be divided between Faros & Armenistis according to tour activities.

Meals Included: Daily breakfast with accommodation, picnic/box/taverna lunch on activitity days, and 1 dinner treat (Panagiri, taverna or Ikarian Dinner Evening).

Your Choice of Activities and/or Tours Included.
See list on the right. Choose any 5 tours/activities on the 7 Day Tour and 3 tours/activities on the 5 Day Tour.
Same island side local transfers to/from starting point for most activities/day tours.

All Regions of Ikaria Can Be Visited: North & South sides of the island: Coastal, Forest, Valley, River & High Mountain areas.

7 Day All Inclusive Tour from € 1,090 Reserve Now

5 Day All Inclusive Tour from € 850    Reserve Now Read Recent Guest Review

Tour Details

Transportation

Included Roundtrip Transportation via Airplane or Ferryboat To & From Ikaria from various points within Greece and the islands.
You can mix & match to suit your travel plans.

When you give us your travel dates & preferences and reserve a tour, before you are charged, we will inform you of your options and arrange your transportation to/from Ikaria from inside of Greece by plane or ferryboat. Once you have agreed to the travel arrangements we will charge you a deposit amount for the tour and send you the tickets or have them ready for pickup at the ferry port or airport.

Via Airplane:

If you choose to fly to Ikaria you can depart from & return to either Athens (ATH) or Thessaloniki (SKG) depending on the current schedules.
Choose any combination that suits your travel plans and we will make the arrangements and send you the tickets or have them waiting for you at the aiport. You can also combine one way flights and one way ferryboat tickets if your are travelling elsewhere in Greece before or after Ikaria. Flight time between Athens & Ikaria is only 40 minutes and there are flights everyday.

Search/Book a flight to Ikaria from Europe and/or Athens on Aegean Airlines.

* Up to 50% Discount if you book at least 3 weeks in advance.

Via Ferryboat:

If you choose to take a ferryboat to Ikaria you can depart from & return to either Pireaus (Athens), Mykonos, Patmos, Paros, Naxos, Syros, Samos, Fourni or Chios depending on the time of year and day of the week. This allows you to easily combine your stay in Ikaria with visits to other Greek Islands before or after Ikaria. Travel time from Mykonos to Ikaria is only 2 hours, from Patmos 1.25 hours, from Samos 1.5 hours and from Athens 7 hours. During the summer season there is daily service. Taking the ferryboat to Ikaria allows you to experience the Aegean Sea and Greek Islands from a unique perspective and is a rewarding travel experience.

The ferry boat company Hellenic Seaways connects Ikaria with Athens (Pireaus Port), Mykonos, Syros, Patmos, Fourni, Samos, Chios, Mytilini, Limnos and Kavala. In summer time the ferryboats from Athens to Ikaria typically take appoximately 7 hours depending on the boat, the weather and intermediary ports.

If you are staying in or near Armenistis it is better to arrive at the harbor of Evdilos because the drive to Armenistis is only 20 minutes, as opposed to 1.5 hours from Agios Kirikos.

In the summer Dodekanisos Seaways also operates the F/B "Dodecanisos Pride", a regional high speed catamaran that connects Ikaria with other islands in the Dodecannese.
Connections to Ikaria from Turkey (Kusadasi-Ephesus) are also possible via the daily ferry from/to Samos-Kusadasi April 1 to October 31.
Check OpenSeas.gr for ferryboat schedules all over Greece.
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* Pick up your ticket(s) outside the ferryboat upon your departure or have it mailed to you.

Rental Car

Each group of guests from 1 - 4 persons is provided with a rental car for the duration of their tour so that they may have the ability to explore the island outside of the tour activities. Public transportation and taxis on Ikaria are limited, so you will want to have your own transportation in addition to the transfers offered on the tour activities. If you do not drive or simply do not wish to have a rental car for any reason, we will issue your group a transportation credit or vouchers that can be used to hire taxis and other transportation on the island. You also have the option to pay extra for a private driver/car during your stay on Ikaria.

We arrange for you to pick up your rental car upon arrival and return it upon departure, and our representatives will always be present to greet you, assist you with your bags, escort you to your accommodations and bid you farewell. Your rental car will be either a Hyundai Getz, Hyundai Atos, Chevrolet Matiz, Daewoo Kalos or similar manual transmission compact 4 door car with air conditioning. Jeeps and automatic transmission cars are available upon request and at extra cost. A valid driver's license is required. Unlimited kilometers are included, insurance at extra charge or at your own arrangement.

Meals

Daily Ikarian Breakfast at your accommodation.

Ikarian Breakfast consists of fresh & locally sourced:Breads, Rusks, Pies & Pastries, Eggs, Honey & Marmalades, Cheeses,Olives, Seasonal Fruits, Yogurt, Cold Cuts, Herbal Mountain Teas, Greek Coffee and Juices. Filter American Coffee is also served.

Lunches are provided on all activities and depending on the location are either Picnic, Box or Taverna eat in.

Typical Picnik/Box Lunches can include: Fresh Local Bread, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Greek Meatballs, Grilled Chicken, Tzaziki, Greek Salad, Rice, Cheeses, Olives, Seasonal Fruit, Springwater, Icetea, Baklava. Vegan lunches can also be prepared upon request.

1 Dinner treat is included and will take place either on a visit to an Ikarian Panagiri (Saints Day Feasts) depending on the dates, a local taverana, or in a private home - . Ikarian Dinner Evening

Accommodations

Ikaria is a big island and driving times are long between the north and south sides (1.5 hours on mountain roads), so we recommend spliting your accommodations during multi day tours to match the daily activities and tours to the same side of the island you are staying on.

On a 7 Day All Inclusive Tour you can sleep 3 days in Faros and 4 Days in Armenistis.
On a 5 Day Tour you can sleep 2 days in Faros and 3 days in Armenistis.
This allows you to stay close to the different daily activities and tours you have selected and experience the different atmosphere and "vibe" of sleeping overnight on both sides of Ikaria.

Most of the activities and tours you will choouse from are on the north side of Ikaria near Armenistis.
The south side activities/tours we offer are: Kayaking, Sailing Day Trip and South Side Island Tour.
If you are not interested in at least 2 of these activities/tours then you should stay exclusively in Armenistis.

If you do not want to split your stay between the north and south sides, you may be responsible for your own transportation to the starting point of your activities and tours that are on the other side of the island depending on the number of people in your group.
That is why we also include a rental car so you have the freedom to choose.

Tour Days Based at Faros Beach (south side of Ikaria near the airport)

Guests stay in fully furnished, comfortable studio apartments with AC just steps from the beach.
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The studios are located just steps from Faros Beach, one of the Ikaria's best beaches.
Faros is a quiet and relaxed sea side village popular with families.

Family owned furnished studios accommodating up to 5 persons, each with 1 double bed, 1 single bed, 1 double sleep sofa, kitchenette, AC, TV, Balcony with sea/mountain views and maid cleaning service every other day.

Your hosts, the Pamfilis Family, provides personalized service & ensure a pleasant stay for each guest.
Enjoy your daily Ikarian Breakfast served overlooking the Aegean Sea & nearby islands.

Perfect location for families with children because there are no waves, no cars, no roads and no noise near the beach or the studios.
All You Need is Your Bathing Suit!

Guests are provided with a beach umbrella and beach chairs.
Faros beach features 3 tavernas, 2 cafe bars, mini-market and gift/art shop at walking distance on the beach.

Tour Days Based in Armenistis (north side of Ikaria) - Guests Can Choose Between:

Choice #1 in Armenistis - Sea Side 2 Star Hotel
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The hotel is built in a traditional style, on six tiers overlooking the picturesque Bay of Armenistis on the North coast of Ikaria in Armenistis. Only the sea dashed rocks below separate the hotel, its facilities and rooms and balconies from the Aegean Sea and the unique colors of the sky during sunrise and sunset.

Situated 100m from Armenistis center, 150m from the bus station, 100m from the local sandy beach of Armenistis, 500m from the popular and organized sandy beaches of Livadi and Messakti, 14km from Evdilos Port and 45km from the airport.
You can easily walk to restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and beaches.

The hotel's accommodations are spacious and comfortable and consist of studios apartments for two, three & four persons and hotel rooms for two and three persons, all with modern comforts and large verandas or terraces overlooking the Aegean Sea with 180° views from the east to the west.

All rooms & studios include: Satellite TV, Air Condition, Ceiling Fan, Direct phone, Music, Refrigerator, Electric Kettle for tea and coffee, In-suite modern bathrooms with hairdryer, shower, basin and WC, Kitchenette in the studios with sink, fridge and burner rings.
Choice #2 in Armenistis - Island Style Traditional Guesthouse overlooking the town and beaches.   View on a Map »

Family run holiday lodge located in Armenistis overlooking the sea and village and set against the mountains and pine forest.
Your hosts, the Karoutsos Family, take pride in offering to their guests a warm, friendly and authentic Ikarian environment, including a small bird collection.

Great care has been taken to create an architecturally pleasing and traditional holiday residence by using local materials in an Ikarian style.
Conveniently situated within easy walking distance from the local beaches, restaurants, nightlife, transportation, and town center.

Accommodations consist of Spacious Double Rooms With Seperate Bathroom, Balcony with Panoramic Sea View, TV, Telephone, and Daily Room Service. There are also one bedroom apartments accommodating up to 4 persons. Ikarian Breakfast and snacks served in traditional stone-lined guest parlor.
Choice #3 in Armenistis:   (Only available if your group consists of 4 or more people staying at least 5 nights in Armenistis, excluding August)
Private Sea View House - Villa Nafkrati    View on a Map »



Newly Built 3 Bedroom/3 Bath Sea View Ikarian Maisonette Beautiful Sea View Villa - Sleeps up to 9 - 3 Bedrooms / 2 Bath (125m2)
Located just outside of Armenistis. Fully Furnished and Equipped. Quiet & Convenient Location
Walking distance to beaches & Armenistis center. Located less than 1 km outside of Armenistis on the quiet, breezy & beautiful coastal road to Nas. Trip Advisor Highest Rating.

Walk to Armenistis town center and Livadi Beach in less than 10 minutes or cycle there in 3 minutes, also private swimming area located below the house. 3 separate levels with sea view terrace, separate living room, dining room, eat in kitchen and 2 large WCs with shower cabin & separate bathtub. Tastefully decorated with period furniture, wall art & island antiques.

Wifi, Flat Screen LCD TV, DVD, Stereo w/MP3, 2 Mountain Bikes & Beach Tent/Umbrella included.
Fully equipped kitchen with place settings for up to 10, granite countertop, toaster,coffee maker,hot water kettle,dishwasher,stove & range, grill, exhaust hood, full set of pots/pans/utensils/table linens, washing machine, iron & board. Private Parking.
*If you would like to stay an another location or at a different or larger accommodation, or need a higher level of comfort and amenities in accommodations, other options are available upon request and at extra charge.

Booking Info - Tour Terms & Conditions


Travel/Medical Insurance:

We take the safety and care of our guests very seriously and in order to protect yourself against any unlikely travel disruption to your holiday or accident, we require each guest to show proof of adequate travel & medical insurance prior to your arrival in Ikaria. In the event that you cannot show proof of coverage you will not be able to participate in any activity/tour until such proof is offered. The cost of travel/accident insurance is very affordable and well worth the peace of mind it brings to you and your family. You can easily purchase a policy online. The average cost of a 7 day policy is around €25 per person, or € 60 for a family (2 adults with up to 3 children under the age of 18).
We recommend purchasing travel/accident insurance from World Nomads World Nomads Travel & Medical Insurance.
They are specialists in adventure travel & recommended by the world's leading travel guide companies including: National Geographic Rough Guides Lonely Planet

Individual Day Tours & Activities - Payments & Deposits for Bookings:


In order to confirm an individual daily activity or daily tour booking we require a 50% deposit payment per guest.
Payments are in Euros (€) and can be made via Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, PayPal or IBAN/BIC-SWIFT transfer. Credit card payments will incur an additional transaction fee of 3.5%.
The remaining 50% is payable anytime up to 14 days before commencement of the activity/tour.

If you book a day activity or day tour within 14 days of its start you must pay the full price at the time of booking.
We use a secure encrypted server (SSL,HTTPS) for credit card payments.

Multi Day Holiday Tours - Payments & Deposits for Bookings:

In order to confirm a Multi Day Holiday Tour booking we require a 35% deposit payment per guest.

You will be charged the deposit only after having confirmed to us your travel dates and preferences (flight or ferry to/from Ikaria) and only after having agreed to the travel itinerary we create for you.

This also allows you to verify your international travel options to/from Greece from your home country and plan your travel before and after your tour with us.
If you book a multi day holiday tour within 14 days of its start you must pay the full price at the time of booking.

Payments are in Euros (€) and can be made via Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, PayPal or IBAN/BIC-SWIFT transfer. Credit card payments will incur an additional transaction fee of 3.5%.
The remaining 65% is payable anytime up to commencement of the tour or upon arrival to Ikaria. We use a secure encrypted server (SSL,HTTPS) for credit card payments.

Date Changes, Cancellations & Refunds:


Individual Day Tours & Day Activities
Guests can request and make changes to their day activity/tour date(s) free of charge at any time subject to schedule, accommodation and transportation availabilty for the new date(s) and subject to any price differences from our suppliers for the new dates.
If you cancel your day tour/activity at any time before its start date, you lose your initial deposit/balance payment, but you have the option to reschedule and apply any payments to a new date(s), subject to availability. We want you to have fun and experience Ikaria and will work with you to schedule another date/time.

Multi Day Holiday Tours
Guests can request and make changes to their Multi Day Holiday Tour free of charge at any time prior to the tour start date subject to schedule, accommodation and transportation availabilty for the new date(s) and subject to any price differences from our suppliers for the new date(s).
If you request to cancel your multi day tour at least 30 days prior to its start date, you will receive a refund of 50% of any amounts paid, minus refund transaction fees, but you have the option to reschedule and apply any non-refunded amount(minus transaction fees) to a new date(s), subject to availability and any price differences from our suppliers.
Cancellations made within 30 days are not eligible for any refund of amounts paid, but you have the option to reschedule and apply any non-refunded amount(minus transaction fees) to a new date(s), subject to availability and any price differences from our suppliers. We want you to have fun and experience Ikaria and will work with you to schedule other dates.

Activity Delays, Cancellations and Substitutions:


Upon occasion it may be neccessary or unavoidable to cancel or reschedule activities due to weather, safety concerns for our guests, or other unforeseen events. We will make every effort to fulfill your scheduled activity or tour, including our right to reschedule the time that day. If for any reason we are unable to reschedule a cancelled activity during your stay in Ikaria, you will be issued a refund or future credit for that particular activity, except in weather related instances where you will only be issued a future credit..

Statement of Physical Health & Liability Release Waiver:


Prior to participating in any activity or tour each adult guest (and legal guardians/parents on behalf of children under 18 years of age) will be required to agree to and sign a statement declaring their good physical health standing and releasing Island Ikaria Outdoor Activities, its owners, employees and partners from any and all liabilty.
The activities, tours and sports offered are regular/normal sporting activities done under supervision with a guide or leader and for your enjoyment or thrill, as such they require physical exertion, elements of skill, and involve a potential risk of injury.

2016 Aegean Air Flight Schedules

Athens To Ikaria:
  Day  Morning Flight  Afternoon Flight
 Mondays Depart 13:05 - Arrive 13:55
 Tuesdays Depart 07:55 - Arrive 08:45 Depart 13:05 - Arrive 13:55
 Wednesdays Depart 13:05 - Arrive 13:55
 Thursdays Depart 07:55 - Arrive 08:45 Depart 13:05 - Arrive 13:55
 Fridays Depart 13:05 - Arrive 13:55
 Saturdays Depart 07:55 - Arrive 08:45 Depart 13:05 - Arrive 13:55
 (July 16 - Sept.3)
 Sundays Depart 13:05 - Arrive 13:55
  Ikaria to Athens:
 Day  Morning Flight  Afternoon Flight
 Mondays Depart 14:20 - Arrive 15:10
 Tuesdays Depart 09:10 - Arrive 10:00 Depart 14:20 - Arrive 15:10
 Wednesday Depart 14:20 - Arrive 15:10
 Thursday Depart 09:10 - Arrive 10:00 Depart 14:20 - Arrive 15:10
 Friday Depart 14:20 - Arrive 15:10
 Saturdays Depart 09:10 - Arrive 10:00 Depart 14:20 - Arrive 15:10
 (July 16 - Sept.3)
 Sundays Depart 14:20 - Arrive 15:10

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