Meet the villages and settlements of Ikaria. Discover old mansions, walking through picturesque narrow streets, coastal fishing villages, mountain villages lost in time, exceptional architecture and of course ... mingle with the locals! You will learn stories, from them, about their village and many more secrets. Ikaria retains its authenticity and waits for you to explore it ...


Agios Kirykos

Agios Kirykos, or else Agios as the locals call it, is the capital of the island, where are located most public services, schools, the hospital and one of the two main ports of the island.


Arethousa is a mountain village in the centre of the island, nestling in a lush green landscape. The picturesque village square is made ​​of slate and a forest of arbutus lies.


Armenistis is one of the most popular destinations on the north coast. It’s a wonderful combination of rural and sea scapes, with endless blue, best known for the two long and sandy beaches, Livadi and Messakti, loved by tourists of all ages.


A seaside, green and sparsely populated village, known for its fishfair. Avlaki houses retain their traditional architecture. Several old buildings used to shelter from pirates have survived.

Christos Raches

The village that never sleeps! The largest village in the north, essentially a second centre of the island, containing its third high school. It has more than 300 permanent residents, is sparsely populated through a dense forest and manages to keep its traditional architecture.


"Evdilos" means visible, eye catching. It is, today, the second port of Ikaria. For a short period (1834-1912 AD) was the capital of the island, before Agios Kirykos.



One of the most popular touristic villages in the south, Faros (or Fanari) is located at the eastern end of the island, some 13 km from Agios Kyrikos and connected to the main road.


Gialiskari is a seaside village with intensive fishing activity. Two of its most outstanding features are the small chapel of Analipsis and the small harbour for the fishing boats.


A seaside village, built amphitheatrically, with scattered houses and the typical soccer court 5 x 5 just above the sea. The name suggests that it is a fertile plain (='kampos'), with lots of water.


Karkinagri is a small picturesque fishing village,with an area from the mountain above the sea. Access to this is done by sea transportation, by boat running a service Karkinagri - Magganitis -Agios Kirykos.


Magganitis in the southwest is one of the most picturesque coastal villages. It enchants the visitor immediately when approached by impressive granite rocks and rich vegetation.


A few kilometers away from Armenistis, lies the village of Nas, with about 50 residents. Many evidents allow scholars to believe, that Nas was a key settlement of the island.


Pezi village is of great interest, not only for the incredibly rich natural beauty that hides the immense forests, but also for the two dams that have been built there.


South-west of Agios Kirykos lies the village Plagia (='slope'), after Chrysostomos village, built on a mountain's slope.


The village Therma is located East of Agios Kirykos (older name Thermes), known throughout Greece and abroad, for its thermal baths. The name is due to the hot springs that existed from antiquity, which treat many dideases, thanks to the radioactive water they have.