The Island that combines what you need
Water and Sand
Ios’ 32 beaches cover 75 km out of the island’s total surface; beaches with golden sand and blue-green waters. Some of the most famous ones are Mylopotas and Maganari, where you can practice your favorite sea sports, while others like Yalos, Kubara, Valma, Tzamaria, Kolitsani, Ayia Theodoti, Psathy, Kalamos, Plakes, Pikri and Papa Nero wait for you to explore and relish them.
The Past is Alive
The Archaelogical Museum of Ios named “Skarko” is worth visiting to see the actual first Cycladic settlement (2.800-2.700 B.C.). You can also visit the Roman Cistern at Ayia Theodoti, the Byzantine Castle at Psathy, as well as Plakotos village which claims to host the grave of the great ancient poet Homer.
Find your God in You
The island has 365 churches, as many as the days of the year.
Many of them are historical monuments, mostly of the post-Byzantine times.
Feel the nature
Wandering in the stone pathways of Ios and hiking in the alleys all over, you will experience unforgettable moments and you will also become familiar with the local community, through the agricultural activities of the inhabitants.
Food for the Soul
The island’s visitors can attend the cultural events “Homeria”, which include theatrical plays, concerts and art exhibitions taking place at the mesmerizing stone theatre with an incredible view to the Aegean, in the honor of the poet Odysseas Elytis. Religious celebrations, mostly knows as “panigiria” – traditional festivals, attract the interest of our visitors as they are a unique experience itself; after the litany, food is served and people celebrate while dancing and singing the traditional, unique way.