Built amphitheatrically, Evdilos is situated in the northern part of the island, 40 km northwest of Agios Kirikos. It is a new seaside settlement built after 1830 when piracy was completely stamped out in Ikaria. Evdilos was a temporary capital before Agios Kirikos during the second Turkish Occupation 1834-1912. Its name means visible and freely rendered open horizon. Today it is the second port and capital of the island, and the center of northern, central, and western Ikaria. Together with the settlements of Arethousa, Dafni, Karavostamo, Manganitis, and Frandato, they form the community of Evdilos and number about 2,400 permanent inhabitants.
The picturesque small port and the pier with the old mansions and narrow roads, the paved steps, and the traditional and modern houses ornamented with many flowers forms an architecturally interesting village which reveals the artistic feeling of the inhabitants and the love for their land. Evdilos may be the most traditional settlement of Ikaria architecturally. It is built upon a small hill and its various types of houses: old, neoclassical, and modern traditional are taken care of with delicate taste and elegance.
The vicinity around the cobble roads of the town where the narrow paved lanes lead to neighborhoods where the houses are harmoniously tied to each other, leave the visitor sometimes wondering where one house ends and the other begins, and creates the feeling of a cozy neighborhood. Evdilos is also an ideal base for wonderful excursions into the Ikarian countryside. The Atheras Hotel & Kerame Apartments provide very pleasant accomodations for holiday makers and travellers, and Aventura Car Rental & Mav Car Rental can take care of transportation needs. There is also a fine beach located just outside of Evdilos.