When entering the village of Evangelistria the Church of Evangelismos is what you come upon first whether you get there either up from Lagoudi or the main road or down from Zia. The village is spread towards the south and east of the Church and has definitely kept a very traditional feel to it while many old houses have been restored to their former glory making the village quite quaint. If you take the road to the East you will get to the Pera Geitonia “suburb” after crossing the bridge and then further up you will reach Assomatos. There are a number of abandoned Oil Mills in the village which you can visit. A stone paved road used to link the village to Zipari but very little of it is left nowadays.
The village of Evangelistria also used to be called Karyiotes, a name deriving from the production of walnuts (karydi in Greek) or the settlement of Carians from Asia Minor. Others claim that the name derived from the settlement of wood-cutters from Ikaria, or from the courage (kardia) of its inhabitants.