Icaria

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Icaria, also spelled Ikaria (Greek: Ικαρία), is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, 10 nautical miles (19 km) southwest of Samos. The island is named after Icarus, the son of Daedalus in Greek mythology.[1] The historic capitals of the island include Oenoe and Evdilos.


The island is also known for it’s life expectancy.[2]

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  1. Kallikratis law Archived 2018-06-12 at the Wayback Machine Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  2. "The island of long life". the Guardian. 2013-05-31. Retrieved 2021-06-19.