Ikaria is located west of Samos. Its first name was Dolichi but the Greek mythology combined it with the first human who was able to fly, Ikaros. An island of natural beauty, impressive landscape switching, unique beaches, remarkable archeological findings , beautiful coastal but also mountainous villages and most of all, the residents with their one of a kind hospitality and their way of life that gives them the scientific documented longevity. Main towns are Agios Kirikos which is the capital, Evdilos, Armenistis, Gialiskari, the mountainous Raches where the shops operate at night and Therma with the hot springs. Among the many beaches famous are Mesakti, Nas Seicheles, the beach of Faros and many more.