Rent a car in Ikaria
Ikaria is located at the eastern Aegean with Agios Kirikas as its capital. The second-largest port of the island is Evdilos and is located north. The island was named after Icarus, son of Daedalus. According to the legend, Icarus wanted to fly very high with his wings made of wax. However, he did not listen to the advice of his father Daedalus’, and his wings melted from the sun. So he fell into the sea and washed up on the shores of Ikaria, so the island got his name. Ikaria is a big island and you will definitely need a cheap car rental in Ikaria to get around. The population of the island is 8312 inhabitants and in summer many tourists come for holidays. Specifically, the island is preferred for its natural beauty, its beaches, and of course its famous Ikarian festivals.
In Ikaria, you will have a carefree vacation and you will find several activities. You will definitely enjoy its beautiful beaches with turquoise water and you will find various water sports to do. However, if you are a mountain lover you can go hiking and climbing. You will enjoy the incredible natural beauty of the island and you will relax admiring the wonderful landscapes. It is no coincidence that Ikaria is famous for the longevity of its inhabitants. Specifically, Ikaria is one of the top 5 places in the world, where its inhabitants live for many years.
Beaches in Ikaria with a rental car
Perhaps the most famous beach on the island is the exotic Seychelles beach. It is located near the village of Magganiti and there you will enjoy your swim in the blue-green crystal clear water. The beach is surrounded by imposing granite rocks. You can also go to Mesaktis beach, which is long in length and is located between Armenistis and Gialiskari in northern Ikaria. Finally, we recommend the beaches of Na and Faros. All beautiful and worth visiting. If you still want to experience the ultimate relaxation, you can go to some of the thermal springs located in Therma, Lefkada, Agia Kyriaki, Xylosyrti, and Agios Kirikos.
How to get to Ikaria
You can go to Ikaria by boat or plane. The trip to Ikaria by boat takes 7-9.5 hours from the port of Piraeus. Of course, there are also fast ships that make the journey in 5.50 to 6 hours. There are itineraries from Piraeus that are daily during the whole year while in the summer months they are more frequent. Usually, these routes take a long time because the ship passes through other islands. Specifically, Ikaria is also connected to Aegean islands such as Chios, Fourni, Lesvos, Limnos, Samos, and Syros. Routes to Ikaria are operated by Hellenic Seaways. Apart from Piraeus, there are also itineraries that depart from Kavala and Thessaloniki.
Travel to Ikaria by airplane
Ikaria has an airport (JIK) and it is possible to go to the island by air. Ikaria Airport (JIK) is located just 12 km from the island’s capital, Agios Kirikos. Almost every day there are flights from Athens airport. In addition, there are flights from Heraklion Airport in Crete, Thessaloniki Airport, and Limnos Airport. The flight from Athens is only 30 minutes and it is definitely the fastest if you do not want to spend several hours on a boat. The airlines flying to Ikaria Airport are Aegean Air, Olympic Air, Skyexpress, and Astra Airlines.
At the airport, you can take the bus or a taxi and go to your destination. However, it is more convenient to rent a car in Ikaria and at Ikaria Airport. Take advantage of the affordable prices offered by Thessaloniki Car Rental and enjoy a carefree vacation. Avoid delays and unforeseen expenses and trust the reliability of Thessaloniki Car Rental, without any hidden charges.