Ikaria, renowned since antiquity, is often referred at the epics of Homer. The island has traces from the Neolithic years and later on from the Byzantine years and the Romans. The island played a major role throughout the period of Greek history.
In the heart of Agios Kyrikos, the capital of Ikaria, you will find an Archaeological Museum with a rich collection of vessels, coins, amphorae and other items from the Classical period. An equally interesting collection can be viewed in the village of Kambos with findings from the excavations in the island. From there you can drive yourself to the village of Perdiki and see the Folklore Museum that depicts the agricultural life of Ikaria through hundreds of exhibits from the 17th century.
Kambos Archaeological Museum
The Archaeological Museum of Kambos is located in a two-storey Neoclassical house. It exhibits various findings from excavations on Ikaria, such as sculptures, grave carvings from the Classical and the Hellenistic period, Neolithic tools, pottery vessels, coins, columns, and other objects.
This museum stands in the village of Perdiki, 13 kilometers north of Agios Kirikos. It exhibits about 400 items from the Ikarian life, dating back from the 17th century.
The Archaeological Collection of Agios Kirikos is housed in a room of the High School. It displays various findings from the Neolithic and Classical periods such as tools, clay vessels, coins, amphorae, weapons, personal items and more. Another collection consisting of articles and lithography depicts the history and social aspect of the island.