Find out everything about your holidays in Ios on our travel guide! Ios is a Cycladic island sitting in the heart of the Aegean Sea. It may be popular among the youth as one of the top party Greek islands, thanks to the crazy Ios nightlife, but the truth is that Ios is much more than that!

Boasting the typical seductive Cycladic landscape, Ios Greece has tiny whitewashed houses, narrow cobblestone alleys, picturesque clifftop villages and, of course, mesmerizing Ios beaches.

During the day, Ios island is the absolute Cycladic paradise. People escape the summer heat at the golden beaches, where they take a dip in the crystal clear Aegean waters. When the sun goes down, the bars and restaurants of Ios Chora come alive! The crowds start peeling themselves away from the scenic beaches, to get lost in the wild Ios party scene...Until next morning!

Honestly, Ios has two faces. And they are both exciting! Find out how to get there and some amazing photos!!


Its ideal location in the heart of the Aegean sea may be enough to convince you for its beauty, but Ios Greece is a summertime favorite for reasons exceeding its breathtaking landscape!

Ios is one of the most popular destinations in Greece, attracting thousands of tourists from all over the world. Mainly famous for the vivid Ios nightlife, the island is known as one of the best party islands in Greece! Indeed, the Ios party scene isn’t just about the epic Ios clubs and bars. It is a way of life, even just for the days, you’ll spend on Ios island.

If you think that endless partying is the only thing to do in Ios, you couldn’t be farther from the truth! Surprisingly enough, Ios Greece is also a great destination to kick back and relax. Stroll around the cobblestone alleys of Chora Ios... Discover its cliff-top villages...Climb up to Odysseus Elytis theater to marvel at a breathtaking view to the island and the endless Aegean sea... Watch the sun sink towards the horizon from Panagia Gremiotissa church… Visit Homer’s grave, one of the most significant historical monuments of Ios… Ios Greece is a multidimensional destination!

As for Ios beaches, they are, hands down, some of the best beaches in the Cyclades! Head to Mylopotas beach, Gialos beach and Manganari beach to have a taste of Ios beach party scene. Are you into more quiet beaches? Agia Theodoti beach, Koumpara beach, and Psathi beach will reward you with serenity and virgin natural landscapes!

You’ll soon feel yourself falling in love with Ios Greece!

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The island is only accessible by ferry. There are ferries to Ios from Piraeus port in Athens but also from other islands of the Aegean sea. The closest airport to Ios is on Santorini island.


Discover the best things to do in Ios! From Ios sightseeing to activities and from Ios tours, to restaurants, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate Ios holidays experience!

  • Chora, the main village
    Chora, the capital of Ios, is the centre of activities on the island. It has amazing Cycladic architecture and many venues for a vivid night out, which is why it gets very busy in the evening.
  • Mylopotas beach
    Mylopotas is the most popular beach of Ios. Organized with many tourist facilities, this is the beach of the youth as it has beach bars and watersports.
  • Manganari beach
    Located on the southern side of the island, Manganari is a relaxing beach to enjoy a day under the sun. Due to its large size, it has many secluded spots but few tourist facilities.
  • Partying
    Ios is mostly famous as the island of youth. It has many bars and clubs to spend a joyful night out. Most bars are located in Chora and organize all night parties.
  • Gremiotissa church
    The church of Panagia Gremiotissa is the most famous chapel on the island. It is located on a hill above the town and distinguishes for the palm tree on the yard.
  • Windmills
    Walking to the entrance of Chora, the capital of Ios, you will see some very well preserved windmills now used as homes surrounded by beautiful, colorful gardens.


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