Ios is one of the most famous islands of the Cyclades, for its lively atmosphere and party scene. Already from the 60s, Ios was a destination for the hippies, when the island was completely unspoiled and rather peaceful. The island is also known as the island of Homer, as his mother originated from Ios and it is also the place where the epic poet left his last breath and many visitors honor his tomb. The historical interest and natural beauty of the island attract many visitors.
Ios is crowded throughout the whole summer period with young crowds who want to have fun relaxing at the endless beaches and enjoy some walks in the picturesque alleys of the island. Its lovely capital and the rest of the traditional settlements are perfect examples of the typical Cycladic island with fine architecture, idyllic coves, and peaceful spots.
This section proposes a map of Ios with all the major locations of the island.