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 activities are 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.
The Archaeological Museum of Ios is located in the center of Chora and it is housed in Amiradakio Megaron, of Neoclassical style. It exposes various archaeological findings excavated on Ios, so visitors will see interesting prehistoric tools, Cycladic objects, and figurines.
According to the myth, at the end of his life, Homer returned to the homeland of his mother and died there. Scientists believe that his tomb is located on the northern side of the island but the site is almost abandoned today.
Today there is nothing but few remains of the Venetian Castle of Ios in the region of Paleokastro, between Agia Theodoti and Psathi. The castle had visual contact with Apalyros Castle in Naxos and helped to control the inner area.
The lighthouse of Ios is located in the area of Koumbara, in a close distance from Ormos village. It is easily accessible on foot.
Located in the centre of Chora, the Cathedral of Ios is an imposing whitewashed church with blue domes in accordance to the standards of the traditional Cycladic architecture. Its interior is beautiful and includes several holy icons.
This church is located in Chora and has been built on the remains of the ancient temple of Pythian Apollo, as archaeologists believe. Agia Ekaterini is a whitewashed church with an austere and elegant interior.
This open theatre close to Chora was named after the Nobel-winner Greek poet, Odysseas Elytis. Many cultural events on Ios, such as music concerts, theatre festivals and performances in summer take place there. This was the favorite spot of Elytis on Ios because of the breathtaking view it offers.