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Messakti Village Hotel is located at the fishing village of Gialiskari,on the north side of the island Ikaria.


GIALISKARI THE FISHING VILLAGE OF IKARIA 
Gialiskari is a pretty fishing village in the northern part of the island, which belongs to the community of Christos Rachon and has about 165 permanent inhabitants. Gialiskari has the best beaches of the island, Messakti & Livadi which one  has the finest white sand, surrounded with pine trees spread right down to the sea.            
In Gialiskari environs you will find some of the oldest pine wood forests on Ikaria and on abundance of water features such as rivers and streams. It is a starting point for local walking/hiking excursions.
Gialiskari is a small tourist centre with shops, pensions, cafes, taverns, etc.


MESSAKTI VILLAGE HOTEL

 Distance from the Messakti beach .00. metr.
 Distance from fishing village Gialiskari         300 met.
 Distance from the Livadi beach                     500 m..
 Distance from the airport Ag.kirikos               50klm
 Distance from the tourist village Armenistis  1,5km..
 Distance from the nearest supermarket           250metr.
 Distance from the port of Evdilos   9 klm. with daily boats to and from Piraeus, Samos, mykonos, Syros, e.t.c.
 Well qualified  medicine center in evdilos port 10.klm.
 Distance of the famous village of Crhistos Rachon 6 klm.
 Distance from family taverns 500 m  to 1500 m




ABOUT IKARIA

Ikaria or Nikaria, as Ikarian people and its lovers call it, is an island of about 270,000 km2 in area. The island of the wonder working waters and unequalled beauties has about 7,500 inhabitants. 
The current name of the island according to mythology was connected to the mythical aviator of antiquity "Ikaros" who fell close to its coast and in general with man's first attempts to fly.


In ancient times the island was named "Makris" and "Dolichi" because of its oblong shape and "Ictheoessa" because of its abundance of fish. 
Ikaria is considered one of the world's five "Blue Zones" - places where the population regularly lives to an advanced age (one in three make it to their 90s). To discover those factors that make life on Ikaria so special is a fascinating challenge for every visitor.   
The wonderful climate, the landscapes of exquisite beauty, the deep shaded gorges with the crystal clear running waters, the attractive beaches, and the cool clean sea compose all the elements that make it an excellent place to stay. Beyond this, every visitor must be ready to accept ungrudgingly the warm Ikarian hospitality and the simple Ikarian kindness so that he or she can get to know the traditions, customs and rich cultural heritage of this land.
The land of "Nikaria" gives perfect olive oil, marvellous grapes and excellent wine produced from the ancient times, raisins, nuts, almonds and delicious apricots. Ikaria is also renowned for its scented honey, its abundant fishing grounds, . This island, with its virgin and wild nature has many pleasant surprises in store for its visitors.
Ikaria had times of great prosperity. Its four ancient cities: Thermae, today's Therma, Drakano, today's Fanari, Oinoe, today's Kampos, and Tavropolio where the goddess Artemis was worhipped in today's Nas Bay, had times of great glory. Similar to other islands of the Aegean, it had many conquerors: Genoese, Franks, Turks, and pirates. Ikaria, also known as the island of radium, is renowned throughout the world for its hot mineral springs that contain therapeutic radium. The excellent healing virtues of Ikaria's hot springs were known from antiquity and Current research shows that many of these springs are unique in the world.

          

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