Welcome to Karras’ Star Hotel in the green village Avlaki, on Ikaria Island, ideally located close to golden beaches and stunning villages. Newly renovated and elegant, Karras’ Star Hotel has firmly established itself as one of the best in Ikaria with great views being offered from our stunning pool.
You can use our hotel as your wedding venue or as your base to explore the island and engage in fascinating activities ranging from hiking, surfing and bouldering to yoga, meditation, wine tasting as well as cooking and dance lessons.
It all started with a single call … “Get a plot on the beach“, our grandmother said to our dad. For many years, we listened to our father, himself growing up in the mountain village of Frantato, dreaming of building a hotel on the shores of Ikaria. So he took the step and bought the land where our hotel presently stands.
After years of designs and blueprints, he finally decided, after much thought, to start building. Our mother was by his side, extremely supportive, a real companion. In August 1998 we opened our doors in a hurry to accommodate the guests of a wedding and the buildings came to life!
We, Effie and Niki our names, still children back then, were running and since then we never stopped! We grew up in Karras’ Star and we learned a lot and are still learning and evolving and the money we save we reinvest to our hotel, thus supporting the local economy.
Our most important concern … our guests to find their second home, to feel like staying at some “distant” relatives waiting to welcome them. Because at Karras’ Star hospitality counts!
-Effie and Niki Κarra