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(both: īkâr`ēə), mountainous island, c.100 sq mi (260 sq km), SE Greece, one of the Southern SporadesSporades
, islands, E and SE Greece, in the Aegean Sea. They have been grouped variously at different times. The Northern Sporades are generally understood to include Skiáthos, Skópelos, Alónnisos, Skíros, and some smaller islands off the coast of
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, near Turkey. It has iron-ore deposits and sulfur springs. According to Greek mythology Icarus fell into the sea near the island.
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(Icaria), an island in the Aegean Sea, in the southern Sporades. Ikaria is Greek. Area, 257 sq km. The surface is mountainous, with a maximum elevation of 1,033 m. There are thermal springs. Grape growing and horticulture are practiced on Ikaria. [10–349 -6]

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Christopher's body was found at the bottom of a ravine in Ikaria on August 7 after a massive three-day search operation .
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This study was funded in part by Children's National Health System and by a philanthropic gift from the Ikaria Healthcare Fund.
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Ikaria is known for having a large portion of the world's centenarians (people who are 100 years old or older), which says a lot about the quality of life on this wild and unspoiled Greek isle.
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Buettner identified five regions that posted this type of population: Ikaria, Greece; Okinawa, Japan; the Ogliastra Region, Sardinia; Loma Linda, California; and the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rice.
In his new bookThe Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People, a follow-up to his bestselling book The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest, Buettner describes the eating habits and lifestyle choices that allow people from these five areas--including locations such as Okinawa, Japan, Sardinia, Italy, the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, Ikaria, Greece, and Loma Linda, California--to live well into their 80s, 90s, and 100s--all the while enjoying vibrant good health and a full and happy life.
Explorer, researcher and popular TED speaker Dan Buettner led a group of scientists to the areas with a significant number of supercentenarians: Okinawa in Japan, Sardinia in Italy, Loma Linda in California, and Ikaria in Greece.
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FOOD The Greeks might be suffering financial meltdown but on the pictureque island of Ikaria, residents at least enjoy great longevity.