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 (ē′kä-rē′ä) also I·car·i·a (ĭ-kâr′ē-ə, ī-kâr′-)
An island of southeast Greece in the Aegean Sea west of Samos. According to Greek legend, Icarus plummeted into the sea near the island.
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(Placename) a transliteration of the Modern Greek name for Icaria
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or I•kar•i•a

(ɪˈkɛər i ə, aɪˈkɛər-, ˌi kɑˈri ə)

a Greek island in the Aegean Sea: part of the Southern Sporades group. 7702; 99 sq. mi. (256 sq. km).
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In her address at a memorial event held at the Home for Cooperation for 35-year-old Natalie Christopher, who died earlier in the month on the Greek island of Ikaria, Spehar praised Christopher's efforts for the reunification of the island's divided communities and for the re-establishment of trust across the green line.
Kyriakos Ashikalis, 38, said: "It is so hard to talk about what happened", after Natalie, 34, fell down a 65ft ravine while out running in Ikaria.
A BRITISH scientist found dead on the Greek island of Ikaria two days after she was reported missing died instantly after falling from a height, a coroner has said.
THE boyfriend of tragic British scientist Natalie Christopher last night thanked rescuers who found her body in a ravine on Greek island Ikaria.
| GREEK search crews have found the body of a British scientist who went missing while on holiday on the Aegean island of Ikaria in a ravine near where she had been staying.
ATHENS, Greece -- Greek search crews have found the body of British scientist Natalie Christopher, 34, who went missing while on holiday on the Aegean island of Ikaria, in a ravine near where she had been staying, authorities said Wednesday.
The Greek police have mobilized and pressed into service fire vehicles and even a helicopter to search for  35-year-old Natalie Christopher who went missing on Ikaria.
Cue book two - the product of a Greek adventure, which saw Perry, his four children and his then-wife Ros on the Greek island of Ikaria.
(3-5) Buettner identified Okinawa, Sardinia (Italy), Loma Linda (California), Nicoya (Costa Rica), and Ikaria (Greece) as blue zones.
Dubbed as "Blue Zones," they include Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece, and Loma Linda, California.
It provides references to the five Blue Zonesin the world places where residents live longer than average: Sardinia, Italy Okinawa, Japan Loma Linda, California Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula and Ikaria, an isolated Greek island.