Nelia lies in the northern part of the island and belongs to the community of Perdiki and has about 30 inhabitants. This small settlement has generous vegetation and ample water. Among the pine and cypress trees appear the pretty long and narrow houses with their traditional roofs covered with Ikarian slate and their well trimmed flowery yards. Nearby is the small village church of Agios Giorgios and in the background behind it the promontory of Kioni. The lovely village beach with the boat refuges is a real treat for any holiday maker. The Kioni area is of great archaeological and folklore interest because of the ancient graves of the Anamotafia area and the ancient foundry in the area of "Livada."