George and Eleni have created a beautiful guest experience at their home, a 500-year-old stone complex of buildings in which they live and operate their organic winery and farm. They have maintained the rustic charm, while fitting the rooms with electricity, modern plumbing, and Wi-Fi. For our visit, they welcomed us warmly and helped us live the Ikarian lifestyle. Their evening meal begins sometime after sundown (about 9:30 PM since it was early June), since that is when farmers stop working. Dinners during our stay often lasted until after midnight, with extended conversations, and singularly delicious Ikarian food and wine from their farm. Breakfast for us began between 9 and 10 AM. This included Eleni’s whole wheat sourdough bread baked daily in her wood oven, sour cherry preserves, feta cheese, a dynamite dark chocolate spread, and more. George and Eleni are both natural scientists and artists of their farm and winery, and Eleni a culinary wizard. We highly recommend a cooking class with Eleni. There are many opportunities for hiking and swimming, and there are other villages to see. Ikaria itself is notable for its rural, mountainous beauty, where fruits, herbs, and a hundred edible greens grow wild and are there for the picking. While this is all outstanding, the highlight of the trip was the experience of being at a working farm and winery with such generous, engaging, and kind hosts. They embody the lifestyle of Ikaria, now widely known as one of the five Blue Zones, where people live significantly longer than average, and with less age-related disability. The lifestyle involves a largely-plant-based diet, following the rhythms of nature and the body, moderate and regular physical activity as part of their daily life, deep social connections, and taking time for enjoyment of life itself. To have approximated this life for a week has been an inspiring gift.