Surrounded by lush greenery, Hotel Maria-Elena is located in the most elegant & peaceful neighborhood of the capital village Agios Kirykos, called Fleves.
Restaurants, cafes and bars and other services like banks, ATM, taxis, bases etc. can be found within 300 metres in our picturesque small town market centre. Agios Kirikos harbour is at a distance of 150 metres. The hotel is located 2 km from the famous hot springs of “Lefkada” where you may relax for free in a natural thermal pool shaped by the rocks in to the sea, 400m from the therapeutic bath house of Asklipios hot spring, 100m from the nearest beach by the port and 1km from the local’s favourite beach “Tsoukala”.
Furthermore in about 200m away you may reach the folklore museum and the newly opened archaeological museum which are definitely worth to visit.
Is strategically situated in the south side of the island and it gives you easy access (30min max drive), to all the points of interest of south Ikaria. At the east end of Ikaria you may visit the village of Faros featuring long sandy beach nice restaurants, cafes, mini market setting an ideal place for relax but also for the lovers of wind surfing.
Further east you may reach the Hellenistic castle of Dracano and one of the best beaches of the island saint George (ai Giorgis) which requires a ten min walk from where you park your vehicle.
Also in a five min drive from Faros village you may reach the iero beach which is actually situated on the north coast of Ikaria and it’s definitely worth to visit when there is a south wind blowing on the island. With that weather the tiny gulf of iero is transformed in a fantastic blue lagoon.
On the way from Agios kyrikos to Faros there are more picturesome purple beaches like nealia, kerame, mikro kerame, anefanti, glifadi where may have a more private and tranquil swim.
Next to Agios kirykos you may visit the once very famous thermal bath village of Therma where you may have a swim, relax in one of the traditional cafes, pasty shops and restaurants by the small dock or try the natural Cave hammam and thermal water Jacuzzi.
On the way from Agios Kirykos to the west side of the island you may visit Tsukala beach, sirtiko beach, xilosyrti village where you find a nice beach and food places, levadi beach and at the end of the east coast road you find the famous (mostly for the youngsters), exotic Seychelles beach and the village of Magganitis where you may find nice places to eat drink and even party under the full moon.
A great advantage of staying in the south side of Ikaria is the micro climate of the Island where due to the long, high and solid Atheras mountain, no matter how strong the north “meltemy” wind blows the sea is always calm and accessible for a refreshing swim.