Ikaria is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea the size of Langeland. The island is approximately 255 km2 and has about 8,500 inhabitants.
Ikaria is named after Ikaros. Ikaros sat trapped with his father Daidalos in Knossos in Crete. Daidalos made wings for himself and Ikaros, for the escape from Knossos. Ikaros flew too close to the sun, crashed into the sea and died. He landed on Ikaria.