The locals call her Nios. The island’s long history begins in the prehistoric period. According to Herodotus, Ios was Homer’s, the poet of poets, burial place.
Visit the archaeological and Folklore museum at Chora but also the Museum of Contemporary art at Kolitsanous. Other important sights are the Hellenistic period tower and the ancient aqueduct ruins at Aghia Theodoti.
Those who adore swimming will be thrilled by the island’s beaches such as Milopotas close to Chora, Aghia Theodoti, Psathi, Kalamos, Plakes, Magganari.
The authentic Cycladic island beauty combined with the exponential tourist rise, attract each time more and more visitors.
The capital is amphitheatrically built at the location of the ancient city. Chora is a typical Cycladic village of white houses, alleys, churches. There hulks the church of Panagia Gremniotissa. All these stand above the picturesque port of Ormos with the fishing boats and yachts.
Ios has many natural beauties, sandy beaches, authentic Cycladic elements, while the people are friendly and hospitable. Ios is a favourite destination for young people from all over the world.
Swim in the tropic beaches at Magganari, Mylopotas, at the small ports at Ekklisies, but also at Louka and Kalamos.
The beach at Mylopotas’ settlement is one of the most famous in Greece, a tourist organized beach with socialite movement and teal waters.
Magganari is located at the south side of the island on a hill with amazing view and below the organized beaches with beautiful bays, tropical sandy shores and blue waters