Discover the Best Sights of Ios!
The main reasons people visit Ios are its enticing beaches and the never-ending fun. However, there are some places of interest to visit on the island. Most of them are located in Chora and its vicinity, yet numerous churches and other structures are situated across the island.
You can see the best Sights of Ios below: Ancient sites, Museums, Churches, Castles, and more points of interest. You can filter all attractions by category and location.
After seeing all the sights, don't miss to check out All Things to Do in Ios (best beaches, villages, restaurants, and more)
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.
There is nothing but a few remains of the Venetian Castle of Ios nowadays. Those are located 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.
This open theatre close to Chora was named after the Nobel-winner Greek poet, Odysseas Elytis. Many cultural events on Ios in summer take place there. This was Elytis' favorite spot in Ios because of the breathtaking view it offers.
Located in the center of Chora, the Cathedral of Ios is an imposing whitewashed church with blue domes in accordance with the standards of traditional Cycladic architecture. Its interior is beautiful and hosts several holy icons.