The Icarus Festival for Dialogue between Cultures is held every summer, since 2006, in the Greek island Ikaria located in the north east of the Aegean Sea. Icarus was a legendary image, the son of Daedalus, architect and inventor in the Greek mythology. The festival attracts lot of artists and visitors ,from all over the world, who reached the festival in order to play music typical to their home land, it is recommended to make a room reservation in advance. The festival is a stage to artists who play and sing ”world music” there for it is an unforgettable culture experience to music lovers regardless their origin.
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Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.
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Southern Europe, bordering the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea, between Albania and Turkey.
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Temperate; mild, wet winters; hot, dry summers.
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Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and Communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. A military dictatorship, which in 1967 suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country, lasted seven years. The 1974 democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981 Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the euro zone in 2001. [Courtesy of The World Factbook]
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