IKARIA BEACHFRONT BUILDING LAND
Ikaria beachfront building land for sale on the Aegean island of Ikaria. The land is directly in front of a sandy beach near the village of Agia Irini.
The land comprising 409 s.m. lies within the village planning zone and 80% of the land area is buildable, which means that a two storey villa can be built with a total floor area of up to 327.25 s.m. The land has a frontage to the sea of 13.3m, has electricity and water connected and is accessed by a gravel surfaced road.
Agia Irini, which is only 500m away, has tavernas and shops including a chemist and a bakery and the main town and port of Evdilos is a 5-10 minute drive.
The land offers an ideal opportunity to build a holiday home which could also be an income producing investment from holiday lettings.
Ikaria is an idyllic island in the Eastern Aegean, some 19kms south west of Samos. It offers stunning mountain landscapes and unspoiled beaches but it is rugged and wild and noted for its strong red wine. it is perfect for total relaxation and one of the worlds five Blue Zones where a third of the population live into their nineties. On average Ikarians live 10 years longer than anywhere else in Europe.
Its cultural life has been described as lacklustre without a single international music or film festival and few museums and art galleries. It is Greece before tourism was invented, with many islanders preferring to work as shepherds tending their goats or working as fishermen from the coastal villages. Even young people are reluctant to leave and are prepared to stay and learn to look after their families land and care for their animals.
It is an island of rivers, waterfalls, gorges and stunning sunsets, and completely different to its posh and touristy neighbours.
There are regular ferry services from Piraeus, with a journey time of 11 hours. Alternatively there are flights from Athens to Samos from where there are ferries to Ikaria, the fastest of which takes 1 hour.