Agios Kirikos, the capital of Ikaria
, lies on the south coast . It is also a port connecting the island with the Dodecanese group and some of the other North Aegean islands.
Agios Kirikos is located at the foot of the mountain and practically it is the only village on the whole south side of Ikaria. The rest few settlements are too small and away from each other. Agios Kirikos is an old village and so are most of the buildings. The center is around the port, with a small square with seaside cafes and bakeries. The narrow streets from the square gradually go up a hill, revealing home-style family taverns hidden between the houses. There is no beach in the village, so if you are looking for a beach holiday, this is not your place. The closest beaches are just outside the village, small, narrow and rocky strips along the road. Some of them however, are with mineral springs, and the sea water is warm and nice. 10 km east of Ikaria is the sleepy resort of Fanari
, with a long and empty beach strip and a few secluded coves nearby.