|Today is Wednesday, 25th May 2022 - it's Nobody's Name Day|
|The aim of Ikaria - Past and Present is to share with you the wonders of Ikaria - our beautifully green island in the North Aegean Sea. We will tell you stories from the past and show the island, and its people, as it is today.|
|Apologies for not updating the website for such a long time. That was mainly due to inertia with nothing going on on the island because of COVID. Then unbeknown to us, the webcam stopped working. That was due to our provider upgraded our hosting, which messed up the way that the camera posted images to the website. All fixed now.
Coronavirus Crisis In the early stage of the pandemic Greece did very well with very low numbers of infections and very few deaths. Greece then allowed visitors during the tourist season and we had a second, much larger, wave of infections and deaths. The numbers are now subsiding but not as fast as we would like. Over the year there have been one or two infections on the island but with no spread. Unfortunately, during the last week an infected non-mask wearer (or so they say) came to the island at Easter and spread the infection. We now have 20-odd infectious people at the moment. Because of that there has been a huge test and trace operation in progress with some hundreds of tests performed. This link will keep you up to date with COVID in Greece.
Ikaria is well under way with COVID vaccinations and most elderly people have now had both Pfizer doses. The Greek Goverment has declared a wish to make sure that everyone living on the island shall be vaccinated. Ikaria, as does Greece itself, many non-Greeks living on the island permanently. They are all being offered a temporary AMKA (social security number) so that they can also be vaccinated as well.
For the Brits living on the island, Brexit has meant that their Paramoni (residence certificate) is no longer valid and we have all being collecting documents together and chasing over to Samos to get new ones.
What is happening in Greece? A good way to keep in touch with what is happening in Greece is to follow one or more of the following English language Greek Facebook entities:
Upload your Favourite Photo of Ikaria! We are working on an upload facility to allow anyone to upload photos to the Upload Gallery. We do not have a mobile phone app but it will be possible to upload via your mobile browser. Let us see your favourite impressions of Ikaria. The upload page is at ikaria-pnp.com/upload or via the Hot Links item.
|Ikaria Webcam We have installed a webcam at the rear of our home. This takes a photo every ten minutes during daylight hours visible on the website. Wherever you are, you can check up on the Ikarian weather.There is also a carousel display of the images of the day to give a time-lapse impresssion of the day.|
|If we are to keep the website up to date, we need people to let us know what is going on on the island. There are two ways you can help. If you know of an Event due to take place you can tell us about it using the Post Event page. If you know of anything you feel ought to be in the Directory you can use the Add to Directory page.|
© Please note that ALL content, photographs and text, on this site are subject to copyright. All copyright holders assert their property rights. If you wish to use any material elsewhere please seek permission via Contact Us.
Site last modified Saturday 29-08-20
|Content and Design copyright © 2019 Gordon Gilmore|