With its skyline of hilly mountains and steep rocky cliffs stretching down to the sea, Ios is a geological wonder. The beautiful island with its sprawling beaches and unspoiled landscape offers travelers the perfect setting for both adventure and relaxation. On arrival, explore the picturesque port before heading up to the whitewashed Cycladic village of Chlora to stroll along its narrow paths inaccessible to vehicles.
Said to be the homeland of Homer's mother and the final resting place of the great epic poet, Ios, also a favorite movie location, has plenty to offer everyone. From its sun-drenched sandy beaches of Theodoti, kalamos and Manganari where there is an array of water sports to participate in, to the island's vibrant nightlife and fine dining, Ios is a top destination for a perfect island vacation.
Discover the ruins of an early to late Bronze Age settlement situated on Skarkos hill, the islands quaint windmills and the ancient fortress on the northeast side of the island. There are also 365 churches on Ios, the most important being Panayia Gremiótissa, built literally on the edge of a cliff.