The architecture of Ikaria is obvious in its capital, Agios Kirikos, which is one of the most picturesque settlements among the eastern Aegean islands, a typical example of neoclassicism. Its two and three-storied houses have triangular pediments on the facade, reminders of neoclassicism, while the roofs of the houses are made of slate, that is abundant in the subsoil of the island. However, not only the cities but also the lifestyle of the island has its own colour and is a continuation of the past. The Ikarians are people that hold on to tradition and customs of the past. At the big festivals of the island, the feasts, the weddings and the engagements, there is a lot of fun and everyone is full of excitement. Dancing, singing and litters of local wine accompany every kind of entertainment for the locals, which also sweeps away the lucky visitors.