This is an island with two faces. On the one hand there is the traditional architecture, the minimalism of the Cyclades and the golden beaches and on the other hand the lively nightlife.
The island is an ideal destination for holidays with friends.
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We recommend you take a walk around the Chora in the afternoon when it’s not as crowded. Enjoy the Cycladic alleys and the unique view over the Aegean. As the night draws near all the nightlife options are definitely here! People start by bar hopping until they find the place that suits them best!

The beaches on the island will not disappoint you:

  • Milopotas: A large organized beach with deep blue waters and ideal for water sports enthusiasts. It certainly is the most famous one!
  • Maganari: The remotest and calmest beach for those who want to get away from he crowds and enjoy the green blue waters of the Aegean.
  • Port (Gialos): It may be very close to the port, but do not hesitate to visit it. Here you will find a sandy beach that is basically hidden away from the wind of the island since it is surrounded by rocks.
  • Koumbara: An organized beach with clear waters and small pebbles.
  • Tris Ekklisies Beach: A secluded beach that requires you to walk a little, but has amazing waters!

What else is there for you to see on the island, that the people who choose it for its wild nightlife would never recommend?

  • The “Odyseas Elytis” Theater that has an amazing view.
  • Homer’s tomb.
  • There is an urban legend that there is a total of 365 churches on the island, one for every day of the year, so you can never leave without visiting some of them!

Useful Telephone Numbers for Ios Island:

Ios Port Authority: +30 2286091264
Ios Health Center: +30 2286091227 / +30 2286360000
Ios Bus: +30 2286092015
Ios Pharmacy: +30 2286091562
Municipality of Ios: +30 2286360400
Ios Police: +30 2286091222