Nestled in the Cyclades Islands in the jewel-toned seas of Greece is the Island of Ios. Known for its impressive beaches and intense nightlife that drives youthful crowds, Ios, like most Greek Islands, is beautiful, romantic, and boasts a rich history. There are lots of things to do in Ios Island, depending on what you desire.
Chora, the picturesque village of Ios Island is where the young crowds are drawn. The beach parties in Mylopotas start while the sun is hot and go through the night into the wee hours. Chora’s narrow paved streets bring out the charm of the village and fill the air with romance. From its peak, you’ll witness a magnificent view of the sea that will take your breath away.
The emerald waters of Ios also draw those that want to relax and recharge their batteries, far away from overly crowded areas.
Don’t avoid Ios if you do want to lay back and soak up the sun. While it is a reknowned destination for the youth and singles, you can experience an unforgettable stay on this island, with or without children.
Things to Seed and Do in Ios
The Cyclades Islands are a must-see and must-visit cluster of islands in the Aegean Sea. Ios Island’s capital is Hora or Chora. Just like other Cyclades Islands, its homes are whitewashed and kissed by the sun almost every day. Chora boasts many restaurants and bars, many of which are right on the beach, so tourists get to enjoy seaside dining and drinking.
Chora, Ios Island
The most popular Ios Island beaches are:
— all of which are organized, busy tourist beaches.
The rest of the island’s beaches are quiet, with their natural beauty unspoiled, which are most noteworthy for relaxing, sunbathing, and swimming.
Sightseeing in Ios
While there are few sites to take in on Ios Island, there are some definitely worth visiting. Above Chora is Odysseus Elytis Theater with a breathtaking view deserving of a visit. Authentic Cycladic architure is witnessed in the church of Panagia Gremiotissa, as well as throughout the pretty island.
Chora Town, Ios Island
Dining in Ios
This tourist destination is a busy one, and boasts great seaside taverns with mouthwatering dishes and beach bars along Agia Theodoti and Manganari. Most of these are in the nightlife spots, primarily in Chora, so be sure to cruise through the town to get the most out of your visit.
Santorini and Folegandros are a ferry boat ride away from Ios Island. Be sure to squeeze a little bit of culture with Ios into your Greek Island holidays when visiting the Cyclades.