TRAILS OF IKARIA
AN UNFORGETTABLE HIKING OR WALKING EXPERIENCE IS WAITING FOR YOU…
YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY TRY EVEN FOR A SMALL WALK IN A TRAIL OF IKARIA!
What will really surprise visitors, who wish to find something more than beautiful beaches, is that natural beauty mingles in harmony with the tradition and history of Ikaria.
The best way to discover this is to walk through the wide path and trail network that Ikarians used in the past to walk from one village to another.
The trails reveal canyons, old stone bridges, cliffs, watermills and windmills, anti-pirate or camouflaged houses, old walls, Byzantine castles, ancient temples, towers, monasteries and chapels.
The hiker will be surprised by the variety of Ikarian flora and fauna, and the contrast of the landscapes. He can see thick forested hills on the one side and unexpected valleys on the other, he can find secret waterfalls, well hidden pools, cool springs, mysterious caves, monoliths and breathtaking views.
The varying scenery and the mountains of Ikaria change every few meters and alternate in a magical way that hides a lot of secrets, and unveils them to the ones who really wish to bring them to light.
IKAROS STAR HOTEL is situated on one of the most important trail junctions of the Byzantine era that used to connect Mounde monastery with the coast, so that gives to the hiker several choices of routes.
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