Ios Geography

Ios Geography
Information about the geography of Ios, Greece

Ios is part of the southern Cyclades group, located in the Aegean Sea. Chora is the main village of the island. Only three settlements are inhabited in Ios Greece, which are Chora, the main port Ormos and the touristy settlement of Milopotas but during winter only Chora still has residents. Ios island has an area of 108 square kilometres, it is 17 km long, 7,5 km wide and has a population of 1,500 inhabitants.

The geography of Ios is similar to the other Cyclades islands. The highest peak of the island is Pirgos, rising at an altitude of 713 metres and situated in the centre of the island. Tourism is the main source of income for the inhabitants of Ios, an island that combines history and natural beauty.

Agriculture is practiced on a small scale as is fishing because the waters surrounding the island are not very rich in fishes. Ios has impressive coasts forming beautiful sandy beaches and bays all around the island. Water in the beaches is clean because bays are open and some currents occasionally happen, which clean the bays of Ios. Most famous beaches are Mylopotas, Manganari and Koumbara.

Map of Ios

Map Ios map View the map of Ios with the main villages, beaches and sightseeing. Also, location of the port.
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