Ios Sightseeing

Ios sightseeing
Sightseeing: 12 things to see in Ios island

The island of Ios Cyclades is considered as the queen of young tourists, due to its vivid nightlife. Day and night, the capital village becomes the center of entertainment where young people from all over the world enjoy the famous Ios nights. In fact, swimming at nice beaches and enjoying the vivid nightlife are the main things to do in Ios, an island where sightseeing is restricted to strolling around the picturesque main town. Mylopotas, Gialos, Agia Theodoti and Manganari are the most popular beaches in Ios, while jeep safari to secluded beaches is also an enjoyable activity.

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In this section, you can see the best Ios Sightseeing. You can also view all things to see in Ios by category: villages, beaches, museums and churches or view our suggested excursions.

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Best Sightseeing

Location: Chora
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The church of Virgin Mary Gremiotissa is the trademark of the island. It stands on a high hill above Chora and distinguishes for the palm tree on its side.

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The windmills on a hill above Chora are not in use today. However, they have been restored today and stand today as samples of traditional Cycladic architecture.

Best villages

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Location: On the western side of the island
Description: Chora, or else Ios Town, is actually the only village on the island. Built amphitheatrically on the slopes of a hill, Chora provides gorgeous view to the sea. Chora and the beaches around it are the centres of activities on Ios.

Best beaches

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Location: 2 km south east of Chora
Description: Long and sandy, this beach offers many tourism facilities and has a lot of beach bars along the coast. This is the most popular beach on Ios.

Type: Sandy, Organised, Party, Windsurfing, Water sports

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Location: 19 km south east of Chora
Description: Manganari is a charming bay on the southern side of the island with clean water and a relaxing ambience. This beach is far more quiet than the beaches close to Chora.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Partly Organized, Nudism Friendly

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Location: 9 km north east of Chora
Description: The beach took its name from the small chapel of Agia Theodoti that stands on a hill above the coast. This is a large and sandy spot, ideal for some relaxing moments in Ios.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Partly Organized, Water sports, Nudism Friendly

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