October 24, 2012 by pavlospapathanasiou
Have you ever thought of a place whose residents often become centenarians? And what if we told you that the same place is of exceptional natural beauty and very popular among young people for their vacation? Then you should read the interesting New York Times research on the beautiful Greek island of Ikaria, “the enchanted island of centenarians” according to the article editor, Dean Robinson on the following link : http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/28/magazine/the-island-where-people-forget-to-die.html?pagewanted=1
It seems high possible that Ikaria except for a case study for demographers will soon be such for political analysts. The island is a traditional stronghold of the Left and actually one of its strongest in Europe; in the latest election Communist Party won the first place with 34% of the votes, followed by radical left party SYRIZA-EKM with 31,3 % while the ruling right party of New Democracy got only 12,9%. However until demographers and political analysts come to a conclusion in their researches, you can enjoy the beautiful pictures and sounds by trying the following links:
http://www.island-ikaria.com/ The complete online guide
http://www.ikariamag.gr/ A very useful news portal about Ikaria, with interesting articles and an online store, from where you can taste the famous products of Ikaria if you are seriously considering to reach the age of …100!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er5rdFepIIg A nice video with pictures from Ikaria, with a song by the famous Greek singer Eleftheria Arvanitaki (of Ikarian origin)