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IKARIA

This beautiful Greek island in the Aegean sea is named after Icarus, the mythological figure who fell into the surrounding sea when his wax wings melted in the sun. With a population of just under 8500, it is a nature lover’s paradise, surrounded by crystal-blue waters with lush hiking trails leading to villages nestled on the mountainous coast.

The Ikarian cuisine, like the landscape, has been preserved. It reflects the typical food patters of Greece and Italy during the early 1960s but, like many of the island’s traditions and ways of life, it has not changed with contemporary times. Ikaria is a textbook example of the Mediterranean diet in its holistic sense: pure and honest food enjoyed

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