Volunteer Hiking Holidays
We are promoting the very special character of the island
Organised on an annual basis since 2017, this activity intends to bring to the island visitors outside the peak season. Participants discover the hiking trail network helping clear and signpost it in cooperation with local associations: Mountain Hiking Circle of Ikaria (OPSIkarias), local associations in Faros, Therma and Arethousa, and Cultural Society Ioannis Melas in Agios Kirykos.
This facilitates real exchanges with islanders that go much deeper than the usual customer/provider relationships that take place during summer holidays. Participants came from Ikaria and other regions in Greece but also from further afield: Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, France, Austria, Switzerland, for instance.