Ikaria is a beautiful mountainous island in the eastern Aegean, between Mykonos, Fournoi and Samos. It has two main ports, the port of Agios Kirykos to the east and the Evdilos port to the north, as well as the airport, the Ikaros State Airport Ikaros. It is worth exploring all of Ikaria with a rental car from Imperial Car Rental. The history of Icaria begins millions of years ago. It is not known when it was first inhabited, but there are findings before 7000 BC, the Neolithic period, the early copper age, the Mycenaean years and all the later antiquity. It is considered the place of birth of the god Dionysus and specifically the area near Dracano.
Its current name is due to the son of Daidalos, Icarus who, escaping from the Minoos Palace in Crete to Ionia, fell and drowned in the sea area between the village of Chrysostomos and Xylosyrtis, giving his name to the Ikarios sea and island. In the 8th century BC was rebuilt by Milesis, with the most prominent and most flourishing settlements, Oenoi (today Kampos), Therma, Dracanos and Tauropolion (present-day Na). The island suffered during the Roman occupation, flourished over Byzantium, was plundered by Genoese, Venetians, Sicilians, Turks, reunited with Greece in 1912, was tormented during the two world wars but experienced rapid growth from 1945 until today.
With Imperial Car Rental Ikaria, discover the beautiful beaches, picturesque settlements, stunning natural beauties, biotopes and caves, hydrotherapy facilities, archaeological monuments, monasteries, museums, but above all, get to know the hospitable, good-hearted , wealthy residents with a relaxed lifestyle that hold the secret of well-being and longevity. Do not miss one of the many Icarian festivals to find out what it means to celebrate and rejuvenate the soul. With the ease of transportation of the Imperial Car Rental, visit the warm radioactive sources on the east coast of Ikaria, famous for its thermal power since antiquity, with Therma's most important spa town. The whole island is a great habitat, with splendid natural landscapes, such as the Chalari River Gorge and the Rantus Forest, one of the rarest Mediterranean prehistoric forests.
The beaches of Ikaria are special and worth visiting all of them and enjoying their cool waters. You will be enchanted in Neales with the huge Daemonpetra, an ancient place of worship, with the cave where the god Dionysus was raised, the Kerame with the plane trees, Nifi, Drakano, Faro, Na gulf, Livadi, sandy Mesakis famous exotic Seychelles beach in Manganitis, with its white-white enormous rocks and crystal clear waters. With the Imperial Car Rental Ikaria you can find the beautiful, mountainous or seaside villages of Ikaria, such as Evdilos, Gialiskari, Armenistis, Karkinagri, Manganitis, the wonderful Akamatra, Pezi, Christos Rachon, a village that lives the evening.
Visit the Oinoi or Dionysiada, the ancient capital of the island in the Kampos area, the ruins of the ancient city of Dracano and the ancient castle in Fanari, the Tower of Drakanos in Faros, a circular building of the 4th century BC. It is one of the best preserved Aegean towers and a great work of art, the Byzantine fortress of the 10th century, Koskina Castle in Kosoikia, the sacred ancient city of Naiades with the temple of the 6th century BC. century archaeological site of Tavropoulos Artemis and the waterfront of the important ancient harbor of Na and you can see extraordinary archaeological finds at the museums of Kampos and the capital of Agios Kirykos. The Imperial Car Rental car rental service with its convenient transportation offers will help keep your Ikaria magic holiday unforgettable!