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Blue Zone Ikaria

Live long, happy and healthy in Ikaria.
Nine keys to longevity and health.

About nature, communities and the purpose in life.

Blue Zone is a concept used to identify a demographic and/or geographic area of the world where people live measurably longer lives.


Described in Dan Buettner’s book, “The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from people who lived the longest.”
Buettner identifies longevity hotspots in Ikaria, Greece; Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; and among the Seventh Day Adventists in Loma Linda, California, and offers an explanation, based on empirical data and first hand observations, as to why these populations live healthier and longer lives.

The obvious question follows: What unique factors give rise to Ikaria’s fountain of youth? Is there something special in the wine, or a particular quality of its famous thermal springs? Or is the answer something more complex, having to do with social and lifestyle factors? Whatever the underlying reasons, they have resulted in the island’s recent status as one of the world’s Blue Zones.

According to bestselling author Dan Buettner in his book Blue Zones, Ikaria is a location where people live long and healthy lives because they engage in natural movement, have the right outlook on life, eat properly, and have a solid sense of community and belonging.

It’s certainly true that Ikarians are proud of the balance in their lives: nature, freedom, time and development are all put into perspective. Despite the allure of profits associated with mass tourism, the people of Ikaria have long resisted development. Fiercely maintaining local traditions, their way of life is fulfilling and apparently rewards them with outstanding health benefits.

Buettner says that there are nine keys to longevity and health:

  • Natural movement
  • Having a purpose in life
  • Not working too hard, slowing down
  • Not eating too much
  • Eating lots of vegetables, but not too much meat
  • Having the occasional glass of good red wine
  • Belonging to a community or having a good social network
  • Sharing personal beliefs or spirituality
  • Making family a priority
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