The pony of Skyros is one of the smallest horses on earth. People used it, and some still do, for agricultural work. Locals and others say that these ponies are considered descendants of horses carrying Achilles in Troy! And, if you take a closer look, you will see them in the frieze of the Parthenon.
The ibex or Kri-Kri or Cretan goat is only found in Crete and the nearby islands. These are wild goats with long, thick ridged horns and a beard that live in the mountains.
Ikaria Island has beautiful coves, rocky cliffs, and olive groves. It is still an isolated place, without groups of tourists. Especially in the Northern villages, where the highest longevity rates have been recorded, life is largely unaffected by the modern way of living.
“Ikariotes”, the locals, live much longer than anybody else in Greece and in most places of the world.
30% live into their 90s. Most have never known a single day of illness!