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“This is the place” 5 of 5 stars
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Nas Rahon, 83301, Greece   |  
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Ranked #1 of 18 Ikaria B&B and Inns
Boca Raton, Florida
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“This is the place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This is an excellent place to stay. The five en-suite rooms are simple but very pleasent with really comfy beds. Each has their own terrace, frig, and water-heating carafe. The views are simply scrumptious; of the sea, the sunset, and a dark sky full of all the stars one never sees in the city.
And the food is outstanding. Tourist and locals alike come here for both lunch and dinner. Thea, her husband and staff are so welcoming, I feel I may never want to leave. For walkers there are excellent opportunities to indulge. There is also a beach, although somewhat stony it is a delight. Just a short walk (about 2 klms away) is the nearest larger village with two full sandy beaches and a great sweet/coffee shop. This is not a glitzy resort. If you're into high fashion designer clothes and stilettos this is not the place for you.

Room Tip: Ikaria is a one of the five Blue Zone areas in the world. Theas is a place were a traveler can lear...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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Paris, France
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73 hotel reviews
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Go for the food (excellent breakfasts and dinners served all day), the location at the end of the road in Nas (marvellous sunsets on the Agean from your balcony), the ocean at your feet, the air, the white sand beach and the Temple of Artemis down the path, the drying plants in Thea's kitchen, that are the promise of even more tasteful meals. Go for Thea's friendship and laugh. Go for the Blue Zone. Come taste the yogurt and honey and the vegetable omelets washed down with mountain tea or sage tea !
Of course the rooms are small and bathrooms show their old age but who cares when you are in such an environment.

Room Tip: There are 5 rooms only. Ask for the room with the larger balcony.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Ikaria is a special place and Thea's Inn will make any visit even more special. Attached to the Inn is the most amazing restaurant where they serve organic vegetables that Ilais grows in his organic garden. The rooms are modestly appointed but have more than you'll need with free wifi, private shower, screened porch, tv, fridge and electric kettle. We brought our toddler son and he enjoyed running around the property and hearing/seeing the local animals. The view from the restaurant and the rooms of the Aegean is just amazing and on a clear day you can see Turkey. The sunsets were fantastic each and every night. Be sure to try the local wine and take a dip in the sea at the beach just a 3 minute walk down the hill. This is truly a quiet end of the road location where you feel like family after just a few short days.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

If you are looking for peace and quiet, breath taking views, and fantastic food the this is the place to go! When we came into Athens from Chicago I was taken aback by the crazy traffic and busy streets whe we arrived at Thea's we were blown away by the views, warm staff, and family atmosphere. I can't say enough about their kindness and generosity, and just outside the inn is the most private romantic beach I have ever seen, plus her nephew is very good looking so girls hope he is in town :) . Best vacation ever!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

This family-run Inn was the headquarters for the National Geographic team who discovered and researched the Ikarian Blue Zone. I've been back now twice and have gotten the same wonderful service. When you stay here, it's like becoming part of a family--Thea seems to know what your needs are before you do.

Attached to the hotels (which stunningly overlooks the Aegean) is the most amazing organic restaurant you've never heard of. Most of what she serves was grown in her family's gardens within a mile radius of her hotel. The food is delicious and made the traditional Ikarian way. This kind of food and family atmosphere has helped Ikaria become one of the longest-lived places. Maybe a stay here might even make you live to 100! -- Dan Buettner

Room Tip: All rooms are modest but have excellent sea view.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

Been to Theas more times than I wish to count.. in fact been to Ikaria 30 times plus over the last 12 years.. and still going.. Good honest Ikarian food superbly cooked by Thea / Athena /Poppy / Geta and all the staff..All the food is as with the majority of Ikarian produce is home grown..The wine is excellent if very potent..Great evening spent eating drinking and socialising with other villagers / diners..Go get a seat ..a half / Kilo of wine..some nibbles .. and watch the sun go down..fantastic..Thea & Illia are great hosts..(tip) the best waiter is Yiannis so happy and polite ..a joy..

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

Thea's is a marvellous place. Not only for the great meals and the great atmosphere you can feel, also for the rooms she offers upstairs of the restaurant. All equiped with fridge, free wifi internet, private bath, TV and a balcony with views on the sea that permits you to enjoy the best sunset ever!
In Thea's place you can feel better than home, even if you go for a meal, to drink something or if you stay for some days. The quality of the home made cooking, that Ilias, his husband contributes with all fresh products of his farm (all kind of vegetables, porks, goats, sheep, etc.) all growth with love and no kind of additives. All these and more makes Thea's place one of the most authentic and wonderful place to go and enjoy!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Nas Rahon, 83301, Greece
Location: Greece > Northeast Aegean Islands > Ikaria
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Ranked #1 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Ikaria
Number of rooms: 5

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