Ios is more than just a famous party island, it also offers best sandy beaches in Europe and tranquil traditional Cycladic villages.

Visit the capital of Ios – Hora (that’s how many Greek islands capitals are called). Hora transforms from crazy parting at night to a peaceful flowery village at daytime with whitewashed houses and narrow cobblestone alleys.

Watch the sun sink towards the horizon from Panagia Gremiotissa church. It stands on the highest spot of Hora, which the church chose itself!

Feel the spirit of one of the greatest poets of Ancient Greece, Homer, at the Homeric festival and at his tomb.

Climb up to Odysseus Elytis theater to marvel at a breathtaking view of the island, sea, and 12 windmills – the landmark of Ios.

Feel the ancient way of life at Skarkos – the biggest settlement of the Bronze era!

Dip yourself into crystal waters. For popular sandy beaches head to Mylopotas, Gialos and Manganari. For secluded beaches take our tender. 

Curb Ios winds, perfect for kitesurfing and windsurfing, for which we can provide all the gear.

Taste local specialities: dolmadakia (stuffed vine leaves), goat soup, sun dried pikarel and tsimetia (stuffed vegetable marrow flowers).


According to mythology, Cyclades islands, including Ios, are nymphs transformed by the god of sea Poseidon, when they angered him.

As written above Ios was possibly the home for Homer, the author of Odyssey and Iliad. According to the legend, Homer died of distress of not being able to solve the riddle set by fishermen coming back from the sea. You can find out what the riddle was on Ios.