All villages of Ikaria are traditional and untouched by tourism. With stone houses and paved streets, they either spread around a small bay or perch from the slopes of mountainsides. Agios Kirikos is the main village, while most popular resorts include Evdilos and Armenistis.
Some hotels and accommodation are located around these villages.
After you have seen the best Ikaria villages, you can also find information about the best beaches in Ikaria.
Guide to 9 villages
Discover our guide to 9 Ikaria villages. They are all presented with a detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Ikaria. For the most popular ones, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.
Location: 50 km north west of Agios Kirikos
Description: This lovely fishing village has become the major tourist centre of Ikaria, but is still very authentic and has managed to keep its relaxed and traditional atmosphere.
Location: 47 km north west of Agios Kirikos
Description: This is a lovely fishing village that has numerous gift shops, hotels, seaside cafeterias and fish taverns. Gialiskari is gradually developing as a nice tourist village.
Location: On the eastern side of the island
Description: Agios Kirikos is the capital of Ikaria and the second largest port, after Evdilos. This is a lovely village full of two and three-storied Neoclassical houses with flowered balconies.
Location: 38 km north west of Agios Kirikos
Description: Evdilos has a very interesting architecture with Neoclassical buildings, old traditional stone houses and mansions, modern houses and narrow streets. Evdilos hosts a main port of the island.
Location: 5 km east of Agios Kirikos
Description: The whitewashed houses with flowered balconies create a picturesque atmosphere. Traditional coffee shops, taverns and bakeries welcome visitors.
Location: 40 km north west of Agios Kirikos
Description: This picturesque village was built on a plain with a quantity of water and greenery. The village owes its name to a church of Agia Irini (Saint Irene) built on a hilltop.
Location: 50 km west of Agios Kirikos
Description: Dafni is a rustic village that stretches in a lush green area in the centre of the island.
Location: 15 km west of Agios Kirikos
Description: The houses of this small village are scattered along the slopes of a hill. Plagia is surrounded by lush greenery and it is found on the way to Seychelles.
Location: 37 km north west of Agios Kirikos
Description: Marathos is a small village in the countryside of Ikaria, surrounded by lush greenery.