The main attraction of my trip to Greece was a week of cooking classes on the island of Ikaria. I'm going to tell you all about my cooking and food related experiences there soon, but first, a little background on the island. Ikaria is one of the original blue zones, a group of places where people live longer, there's little illness, and life is good.
Aesthetically speaking, Ikaria isn't your typical Greek island. Instead of white washed villages and calm seas, it's known for its rolling hills, bucolic landscapes and choppy waters. It's not a major tourist destination, especially for the non-Greek set, and you're more likely to find surfers and sandy feet than cocktails and clubs.