Ios embodies that classic Greek island ambiance hillside clusters of blue-roofed white buildings, an amphitheatre, golden beaches that spill into the sapphire sea. The spindly windmills of Ios are like something from a storybook, and a visit to the Tomb of Homer is an exercise in awed contemplation. When the sun goes down, party it up at one of Ios’ many electrifying nightspots.


Things to do and places to visit :


Ios Chora:

The Port of Ios is at the head of the Ormos harbor in the northwest. From there the bus or a 15-minute walk up the steep donkey path takes you to the village, known as Chora. Chora is a white and very picturesque cycladic village, full of stairs and narrow paths that make it inaccessible for cars of any kind. Today, the main path through this village is completely taken over by tourism in terms of restaurants, boutiques, bars and discothèques. Apart from the port and the village of Chora, Ios has only a few small settlements, just a group of spread out houses in the background of major beaches (Theodoti, Kalamos, Manganari).


Explore :

Mylopotas, Magganari, Psathi, yialos, kalamos and ayia theodotibeaches are known worldwide –among others– to be top choices for dives in the island’s emerald waters. In order to explore the inland, follow the paths that shepherds prefer to take (Ayia Theodoti-Hora, Ayia Eirini-Valmas Beach, Hora-Pyrgos-Psathi, Hora -Ayios Spyridonas-Perivolia-Ayios Prokopas-Pelekania) and discover the pristine natural beauty of Íos through magic scents and colours.


Ios the Queen of the nightlife:The island of Ios Cyclades is considered as the queen of young tourists, due to its vivid nightlife. Day and night, the capital village becomes the center of entertainment where young people from all over the world enjoy the famous Ios nights. In fact, swimming at nice beaches and enjoying the vivid nightlife are the main things to do in Ios, an island where sightseeing is restricted to strolling around the picturesque main town. Mylopotas, Gialos, Agia Theodoti and Manganari are the most popular beaches in Ios, while jeep safari to secluded beaches is also an enjoyable activity.