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6 things to do in Ios

Cyclades ● Ios ● 03 March 2017

Ios in Cyclades is considered to be the perfect island for young tourists thanks to its vivid nightlife. In addition to that, Ios has also a picturesque town and amazing beaches, which are the best options for your vacations. Just buy now the Greek Island Pass and get ready for the best Greek Island Hopping in Ios and generally in the Cyclades!

1. Ios Chora

Ios Chora is the main village of Ios, and is located on the western side of the island, 20 minutes walk from the port. It is built amphitheatrically, and due to its traditional Cycladic architecture, it looks like a jewel on the cliff. Despite the great amount of tourists, Ios Chora has kept its character, and it has been proclaimed a preserved settlement. The narrow labyrinth-like pebbled streets can easily impress everyone, and the walk around them and the cute shops, cafes and restaurants is one of the best things to do in Ios.

2. The view from Panagia Gremiotissa

From the church of Panagia Gremiotissa, which is located on the highest point of the Chora, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea. Especially during the sunset, the scenery is wonderful, and its pictures are just unforgettable.

3. The Venetian Castle

The ruins of the Venetian Castle, which lie on the top of the hill above Chora, are an interesting place to visit. There, you will be informed about the history of the island and enjoy a cultural walk that is one of a kind.

4. The windmills

The finest samples of the Cycladic architecture in Ios Chora are the windmills at the entrance of the town. The windmills were used to produce energy and helped enormously the agricultural economy of the island. Today, they are used as houses surrounded by colourful gardens, and they stand as charming structures that offer the landscape beauty and harmony.

5. The nightlife

Ios is famous all over Greece for its nightlife. In Ios Chora, the bars and clubs are numerous, and you can have fun until the dawn. That is why the place is perfect for young travellers, who want to have unforgettable experiences, meet new people, dance, drink and laugh in their vacations.

6. The beautiful beaches

Ios has astonishing beaches with crystal waters. The most popular are Mylopotas Beach Ios, Agia Theodoti, Manganari and Gialos. All of them are sandy, long and organised, offering the traveller the opportunity to relax or have fun in one of the vivid beach bars. They have also many other facilities, like water sports amenities, taverns and umbrellas.

Manganari Ios



Where to Stay

Hotel in Ios, Greece Brother's Hotel
9.7 10
Brother's Hotel
Yialos, Chora, 84001 Ios, Greece

Brother's Hotel is located in Chora Ios, only an 8-minute walk from the sandy and well-organised beach of Yialos. Ios Port is 1.5 km away.