Ios Island




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Heavenly beaches

Ios, the island of dreams and the legendary poet Homer, has dozens of beautiful beaches, some organized and cosmopolitan and others isolated and deserted, managing to satisfy even the most
discerning traveller. Many can be reached by car, but some beaches can only be reached by boat. The island’s most famous beaches are located on the western coast, while the most popular are by far Mylopotas, Magganari and Gialos. In particular, Mylopotas, on the edge of whose sandy beach Gorgona is located, is the closest beach in Chora and has been touristically developed for decades (it has water sports centres, beach bars, sunloungers with umbrellas, a volleyball court, etc.)

The Cyclades' best sunset

There are many excellent reasons to visit Ios’ Chora. Such as the Archaeological Museum, many of whose exhibits come from the Archaeological Site of Skarkos, the Folklore museum housed in a two-story restored building, the traditional Mills, the picturesque cobbled alleys and the “Odysseas Elytis” Theater that hosts important cultural events. The best of all remains the breathtaking view from Panagia Gremiotissa, one of the important churches of the Cyclades. According to tradition, it was built in 1797 to house the miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary that pious Cretans, wanting to save it from the Turks, put on a raft and entrusted it to the waves of the Aegean. For this reason, when the weather is good, you can gaze from this point as far out as Crete.

Ios Hotels
Ios Hotels

Exploring the paths

Ios has an extensive network of trails, many of which are signposted, waiting for you to discover. This a unique opportunity to get to know another aspect of the island either alone (using the relevant maps available) or as part of organized tours organized by the various groups that operate.