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Agios Kirikos and Therma in Ikaria

Agios Kirikos (sometimes spelled Agios Kyrikos or Agios Kirykos) is the capital of Ikaria and it lies on the coast on the south-eastern side of the island. The village - which is Ikaria's administrative centre and the largest port - has about 2,200 permanent inhabitants. From Agios Kirikos it is about 10 milometers to Ikarias airport and to Faros beach.


Agios Kirikos is the administrative center of Ikaria and the island's largest port.

Agios Kirikos is the administrative center of Ikaria and the island's largest port.


Agios Kirikos is a typical Greek port village full of life. Much revolves around the port and along the seafront where there, as usual, are tavernas and cafes. Right in among the back alleys are more tavernas, small shops, travel agencies, banks, ATM, cafenions, pensions and everything else that comes with a real Greek port village.


Restaurants and tavernas along the port promenade in Agios Kirikos on Ikaria.

The port promenade in Agios Kirikos.


Fishing boats in the small boat port of Agios Kyrikos on Ikaria.

The small boat port in Agios Kirikos.

I think that Agios Kirikos is a pleasant acquaintance, perhaps a little harsh on the surface, but oh so charming Greek when you get to know it. However, I would not choose to stay here overnight, I am eternally faithful to Armenistis, but I like to go here and eat lunch at the seafront promenade.


There are many good tavernas in the port of Agios Kirikos where you can have lunch or dinner while waiting for a ferry.

We like to go to Agios Kirikos and have lunch on the port promenade.


Maybe I take the opportunity to take a look at the statue of Icarus standing on the pier. One wonders how they thought when they ordered the statue? It looks like it is made of leftover pieces of Meccano and it is not particularly beautiful.


The statue of Icarus on the port pier of Agios Kirikos on Ikaria in Greece.

The Icarus statue on the harbour pier in Agios Kirikos.


Read more about Ocarus at Ikaria here »


The port of Agios Kirikos on Ikaria.

The port of Agios Kirikos. Ferry timetable for Ikaria.

Excursion boats depart from the port of Agios Kirikos to Ikaria's neighboring island of Fourni.

With excursion boat from the port of Agios Kirikos you can go over to Fourni during the day.


Therma, a few kilometres northeast of Agios Kirikos, is celebrated since ancient times for its hot radioactive springs. Primarily the village appeal to Greeks who come to bathe in one of the spas. The water in the hot springs are rich in minerals and is said to cure chronic rheumatism, allergies, arthritis, neurological diseases, gynaecological diseases including sterility, and many more.


Hot springs and spas in Therma near Agios Kirikos on Ikaria.

One of several spa facilities in Therma.


Therma revive during August when most Greeks go for their holiday, here is almost empty of people in other times of the year and the village gives an almost deserted impression. There are plenty of pensions and a lot of tavernas to choose from if you want to eat some food. You can also go for a swim, the beach is not one of the best on the island, but it is good enough if you just want to cool off.


Above the port of Agios Kirikos are many hotels, shops, travel agencies and car rental companies.

Above the harbour are many hotels, shops, travel agencies and car rental companies.



One might think that there is plenty of hotels and pensions in Agios Kirikos, after all it is the island's capital and main port. But that is not the case. Most tourists who stays in these areas are Greeks, and they usually choose to stay in the neighbouring village of Therma, where there is a beach. Agios Kirikos suits those who want to be close to the Greek everyday life, or to be close to the ferry if you're travelling in the middle of the night or early in the morning. I don't recommend coming unbooked to Agios Kirikos, it's best to book in advance, as it is pretty much everywhere in Greece these days. Below are tips on good hotels in Agios Kirikos.


Book Kastro Hotel here »

Book Pyrgos Traditional Village here »

Book Hotel Filioppi here »


Book other hotels in Agios Kirikos and Therma here »



Don't miss Faros beach near the airport when you travel to Agios Kirikos on Ikaria.

Do not miss Faros beach, which you can read about here »


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