Icarus did not heed his father Daedalus' warning about flying too close to the sun and crashed into the sea when his wings melted, according to Greek legend. The sea is now known as the Icaran Sea, and the island off the coast of which he fell into the sea is called Icaria – a mountainous Greek island that is a popular holiday destination.
Visitors to Icaria marvel at the island's beauty, which lies in the varied landscapes. Along the coast, Greek villas and homes dot the coastline, as most towns on Icaria are found along the water. Inland, mountains rise up, their rocky outcroppings covered by grass and bushes, making the whole island appear green. Visitors flock to Icaria holiday homes and Icaria villas to enjoy the beauty of this island and all it has to offer.
The warm Mediterranean climate makes Icaria perfect for a number of watersports, including surfing, wakeboarding, jetskiing, cliff-diving, waterskiing, diving, and of course swimming. The mountains of Icaria provide for great hiking and cycling. If you're feeling really adventurous, try your hand at paragliding, but beware the sun!
Relax afterwards in one of Icaria's thermal springs, or head back to the confort of your Icaria holiday rental. Holiday accommodation on Icaria ranges from Icaria hotels to Icaria holiday homes, Icaria apartments, and even stately Icaria villas. You can find the perfect Icaria accommodation from our selection here.