Rent a car at Ikaria Airport
Ikaria Airport “Ikaros” (JIK) has been operating since 1995 and is located 12 km away from Agios Kirikos in Ikaria, which is also the capital of the island. The facilities of the small airport of Ikaria can accommodate light aircraft, as the runway does not allow for larger ones. It has 1 passenger station and the length of the runway is 1380 meters. It also has a canteen for passengers. You can rent a car at Ikaria Airport from Thessaloniki Car Rental. The car rental process is very simple. This will allow you to return to the island in a car without the hassle of commuting. You can also rent a car in Ikaria in Agios Kirikos.
Flights to Ikaria Airport
Mostly domestic flights operated by Olympic Air and Sky Express arrive at the airport. Thus, there is an air connection between Ikaria and Athens airport and Thessaloniki airport. During the summer months, there is a connection with Crete and Lemnos.
Ikaria with a rental car
Ikaria is a big island and in order to go to its picturesque villages, but also to its crystal clear beaches, you have to bring your own car from the port of Piraeus or the port of Kavala. The ferry journey from Piraeus takes 6.5 to 10.5 hours while from Kavala 16 to 21 hours. Alternatively, you can simply rent a cheap car in Ikaria Airport or at Agios Kirikos. On the island, you will be enchanted by the wild landscapes, the heavenly beaches and the picturesque villages located in the mountains.
What you should not miss is the experience of the famous Ikarian festivals. For example, in the village of Christos Rachon, there is one of the most popular festivals in Ikaria. On an island where the average life expectancy is one of the highest in the world, residents probably know how to live well. Certainly, entertainment, nutrition, and human communication are among the quality features of the place.
The unique beaches in Ikaria
In Ikaria, you will find beautiful beaches that will satisfy all tastes. Popular beaches are Nas and Seychelles. These are large sandy beaches with crystal clear waters. There you will enjoy the games at sea and waves for windsurfing friends. Also, the beaches do not end here. You can also go to the beaches in Livadi, Armenistis, Kyparissi, Faro, Kampos, Prioni and Firodi. Some of them are not easily accessible and you will need to walk a bit from the car. Make sure you have a pair of sneakers with you.
Gastronomic delights in Ikaria
In Ikaria you will enjoy food whether it is meat or seafood. The place is famous for its delicious goat and fresh fish. Accompanied by local Ikarian wine is the best. Also try the “kathoura”, a local cheese, but also the “kolokasi” which is the sweet potato of Ikaria. On the island, you will find home-made local honey and spoon sweets.
Access to Ikaria Airport
You can use a taxi or rental car to get to your destination from Ikaria Airport. Indicatively, the taxi for a trip to Agios Kyriakos costs 18 euros, while for Evdilos 52 euros. There is also a bus stop at the airport in the direction of Agios Kyrikos. From the capital, you have to take another bus if you want to go somewhere else. However, the best solution is to rent a car at Ikaria Airport so that you can move your luggage comfortably. Ikaria Airport is 12 km from Agios Kyriakos, Ikaria, about 15 minutes by car. If you want to contact Thessaloniki Car Rental for a reservation, you can also call +30 2310 460222.