Attractions, Beaches & Things to Do on Ios
Port of Gialos, Ios
Located in a natural bay, it connects the island, that does not have any airport, with the Greek mainland and numerous other Aegean islands.
Agia Irini Church, Ios Port
Chapel of the 17th century dedicated to St Irene. It is built at the north point of Ios port and stands for its white color and 2 belfries.
Gialos (Ormos) Beach, Chora Ios
Beautiful sandy beach that is organized and has many beach bars. It is located in the windless bay which hosts the main port of the island.
Archaeological Museum of Ios
Small museum founded in 1998 and housed in the neoclassical mansion Amoiradakeio Megaron, hosts findings of the island's historical past.
Church of Panagia Gremiotisa
The highest point of the Chora hosts the chapel dating from 1797, dedicated to the Patron Saint of the island the "Virgin Mary of the Cliff".
Nightlife in Ios Island
One of the leading party destinations among the Greek islands which is famous for the great variety of bars, cocktail bars, and nightclubs.
Chora of Ios Island
Central village that follows the traditional Cycladic architecture and is built on the hill 2 kilometers over Ormos the port of the island.
Kolitsani Beach, Chora Ios
Peaceful sandy beach that can be reached after a 10-minute walk from the parking spot and is ideal for nudists apart from the high season.
Windmills of Ios
At the north hill of Chora, there are 12 preserved and 2 renovated windmills that compose one of the most photographed spots on the island.
Pre-Historic Settlement Skarkos (Archeological Site)
Early Cycladic settlement (2700-2300 BC) with two-story buildings and urban organization.
Koumpará Beach, Ios
Golden sand & organized beach with shallow waters and nice tavernas nearby. It is located in a cove protected by the north and east winds.
Mylopotas Beach, Chora Ios
Probably the most popular beach on the island that is fully organized and hosts numerous beach bars and many restaurants in close distance.
Agia Theodoti Beach, Ios
Beautiful and not crowded at all, it is a sandy beach that promises absolute relaxation, while its small canteen offers the basic amenities.
Tomb of Homer, Ios
According to many sources and ancient historians, the burial place of the greatest poet of antiquity is on northern Ios close to Plakoto Bay.
Psathi Beach, Ios
Quiet and almost remote beach that is not organized but offers natural shadow from the local tamarisk trees, thick sand & relaxing scenery.
Kalamos Beach, Ios
The definition of natural scenery and tranquility composed of a sand and small-pebble not organized beach that can be reached by a 4km dirt road.
Magganari Beach, Ios
Peaceful, fine-sand beach that is far away from the crowded center and its turquoise waters make it one of the most beautiful of the island.
The definition of relaxed holidays on an island with an approximate population of 150 inhabitants and no any petrol station or bank service.
The cental of the "Lesser Cyclades" complex, stands for a genuine friendly notion and is an ideal destination for relaxation and tranquility.
One of the most famous tourist destinations on a worldwide level, with an intense atmosphere created by its active volcano and a unique sunset.
Questions & Answers about Ios
Why Visit Ios?
- Its name derives either from "Ia" meaning flowers or by "Ios" meaning pile of stones.
- The homeplace of Homer's mother and the island that hosts the tomb of the poet.
- Among sailors, its nickname is "Little Malta" due to its windless port.
What is Ios, Greece?
Ios is a small Greek island of the Cyclades island complex. It is situated among Naxos, Sikinos, Santorini, and Amorgos. Today, Ios is a synonym for endless partying and is a top destination for young people from around the world. In the last years, there is a continuous effort to upgrade the tourism infrastructure and promote the natural beauties of the island, hoping to become a destination that appeals to all tastes and ages. Ios can be reached by ferry from Piraeus and other Cycladic islands.