Ikaria - Griekenland

Ikaria is a smal Mediterranean island that belongs to Greece. The many invasions throughout the history of the island have led to an isolated culture, rich in tradition, family values, health and because of this, a generaly long life. The inhabitants of the island know their neighbours and spend a lot of time maintaining their social contacts. They enjoy drinking wine and have a relaxed way of living. The clean air, the warm climate and the rugged terrain keep the people active outdoors.

The combination of geography, culture, diet and lifestyle make for the high amount of hundred-year-olds on the island.