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Agios Kirykos
Άγιος Κήρυκος
View of the port
View of the port
Location
Agios Kirykos is located in Greece
Agios Kirykos
Coordinates 37°37′N 26°18′E / 37.617°N 26.3°E / 37.617; 26.3Coordinates: 37°37′N 26°18′E / 37.617°N 26.3°E / 37.617; 26.3
Government
Country: Greece
Periphery: North Aegean
Prefecture: Samos
Population statistics (as of 2001[1])
City
 - Population: 3,243
 - Area: 74.7 km2 (29 sq mi)
 - Density: 43 /km2 (112 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Auto: ΜΟ

Agios Kirykos (Greek: Άγιος Κήρυκος) is a municipality on the island of Icaria, Samos Prefecture, Greece. Its population was 3,243 at the 2001 census, and its land area is 74.745 km². It is the administrative capital of Ikaria and the Ikaria Prefecture (which includes the islands of Fourni).

The municipality shares the island of Icaria with the municipalities of Evdilos and Raches; of the three, it is the largest in population and smallest in land area.

It was named after Saint Kyrikos, the youngest martyr of the Eastern Orthodox Church, who suffered death at the age of three in Asia Minor. To him is devoted the cathedral church of the town. Aghios Kyrikos hosts the annual International Chess Tournament, "Ikaros", every July.

Points of interest include the old school, the archaeological museum, the traditional square, the brass band performing at feast days since 1928, the stadium in Patela, which hosted the 10th Pan-Aegean Games, the statue of Skepsi (thinking woman), the altar of the flame for the Aerathletic international IKARIADA Games and the Lefkada Annunciation medieval monastery.

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