Spring time in Ikaria is full of life, colors, sounds, running water and natural beauty. Its a great time to visit. All of the island's different types of landscapes have come alive and wildflowers are to be seen everywhere. Up in the mountains streams, rivers and waterfalls are flowing and the island's flora and fauna have emerged from winter's sleep.
Ikarian's are once again spending their days with outdoor pursuits and work such as planting their gardens, sowing fields, fishing, herding and preparing for Easter and the summer season ahead.
The sea is calm and just warm enough to swim in and the beaches are still solitary for those lucky enough to be visiting the island. This is the best time of year for hiking, walking, touring and other outdoor activities, as the weather is mild and not windy, there are no crowds and your days can be spent experiencing and relaxing.
Spring time also means Easter and Holy Week which are especially important, honored and celebrated in Ikaria. The Easter period is full of local flavor, traditions, ceremonies and events all around the island culminating in the traditional Ikarian Easter Sunday celebration feast. In Ikaria there are always spare seats at the table for guests, especially at Easter time and Easter is an experience not to be missed! Also not to be missed is one of the best "panagiria" of the season which takes place high up in the mountain at Agios Isidoros Church on May 14th.
Spring time, with its pleasant weather and vibrant nature, is the ideal season for participating in island tours and outdoor activities such as sailing, kayaking, cycling, hiking/walking, stargazing and everything else Ikaria offers to visitors. During the spring time availability of rooms and transportation is ample and prices are also lower throughout the island.