The village Christos is the center of the community of Raches, where the heart of north Ikaria beats. It is built in the mountains in the heart of a pine forest, 15 km to the South West of the port of Evdilos. The center of the village is a place of authentic atmosphere with pedestrian roads, shops and houses, some of which have stood there for over a hundred years. There are coffee shops, taverns, and the imposing church of Christos, composing a unique, hospitable place, which attracts the visitor and makes him feel that he belongs there.
It is a place alive 24 hours a day, it is very common to see all the shops staying open all night, not only the bars, but also the taverns, general stores, pharmacy etc. This is a part of old tradition that the inhabitants keep alive.
Raches is an excellent choice for an excursion, as it is surrounded by the most interesting sightseeing of North Ikaria, such as the monastery of Mounte, Pezi, Langada, Nas etc.