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Agios Kirykos is a town located on the Greek island of Ikaria which lies in the North Aegean Sea. Located in the village of Kambos is the Archaeological Museum, which is situated on a hill which was once the ancient fortress of Oinoe. The museum has many artefacts for visitors to see including Neolithic tools, pottery, clay statuettes, coins, carved headstones and columns. Next to the museum is Agia Irini, the island's oldest church.
The island, which derives its name from Icarus, the son of Daedalus in Greek mythology, is connected by ferry to the Greek ports of Piraeus and Rafina. ferry connections are also available to the Cycladic islands of Syros, Tinos, Mykonos and Andros and also to the islands of Rhodes and Ikaria. Journey times vary between around 5 and 10 hours depending on ferry type and route.
The Greek island of Syros is one of the Cyclades group of islands and is unusual in that the island's architecture is more medieval rather than the more typical Cycladic. The island's capital is Ermoupolis and has some fine examples of Venetian mansions to see. In the Vaporia quarter of the capital visitors will find some lovely large churches and impressive neoclassical buildings, such as the Town Hall and Apollo Theatre in the central square. Also popular with visitors are the island's beaches which are well equipped for tourists and have a good range of facilities.
The island can trace its history back to the 3rd millennium BC where signs of inhabitation have been found in the Halandriani and Kastri parts of the island. Artefacts found indicate that there was some kind of metal workshop on the island which possibly had a trading relationship with Asia Minor. The Samians occupied the island in the 6th century BC and is when many of the island's inhabitants moved to the island. At that time, the important physician and philosopher Pherecydis was born in Syros and some years later he went to Samos and became the teacher of Pythagoras.