The island of Ios lies between Naxos and Santorini. The ground is
mountainous and the only greenery is found in vineyards and olive groves. A
picturesque island, with beautiful sandy beaches, clean seas and hundreds
chapels. The pretty Hora is the capital of the island while Ormos is the
island's port. Ios is known for its very active nightlife and thus attracts
mostly young persons. Local tradition maintains that one of the graves found in
the archaeological site in the vicinity of Plakotos was none other than
Hora, the capital of the island, a typical Cycladic town, with the
characteristic cycladic architecture, white washed houses and blue domed
churches is nice to be explored. Walk around the alleys between the typical
white cubed houses and the churches. At the top of Hora is the chapel of Agios
Nikolaos and under the castle the church of Panagia Gremiotissa. Also close to
Agia Ekaterini church there are remains of the walls of the ancient city as well
as ruins of the Temple of Apollo, same of the places worth of visit. The
Archaeological museum in located in Hora. Apart of that, in Hora are situated
most of the restaurants, bars and discos with either Greek or foreign music.
Ormos is calmer than the Hora. Like Hora, it has sandy beaches, a great variety of
restaurants and numerous bars of different style for the night. Behind the port
there is the old stairway to Hora, but you can also take a bus or your own vehicle.
Is one of the most beautiful sandy bays with crystal clear
water, the most beautiful in the Mediterranean. There are water sports
a golden sandy beach with crystal clear shallow water, placed at the southern area of the island.
Fine sand beach at the eastern part of the island
"The original Greek Taverna". It serves unique dishes from
Asia Minor and the Mediterranean, served along with a variety of local and
Santorinian wines, in a colourful atmosphere.
"Sunset bar and
Restaurant". Enjoy the Greek and international cuisine at our terrace.
Wide range of Greek Specialities & International Cuisine,
homemade pizzas, B-B-Q's & house wine.
How to get there
- By ferry: from the port of Piraeus and from the port of Rafina