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Neighbouring Islands to Santorini : Ios Island

Ios Island
Mythology relates that the island of Ios was first settled by Phoenicians. It is also claimed to be the last resting place of Homer.
‘Alternative’ tourism, entertainment, cultural events, antiquities, traditional products, natural beauty, vivid landscape, tranquility, clean seas and stunning beaches
Traditional architecture, small white washed houses and blue bell towers
Chora : built on the hill above Ios port. The port is a natural bay that has been developed for tourism.
Bars, clubs, cafes, restaurants, tavernas, beach bars, nightlife for young crowd
Endless blue seas, sunsets from the Koumpara district in Chora, near the church of Agia Irini
All kinds
Local pie with cream cheese
Pasteli sweets, almond marzipan and ‘kaltsounia’ (cream cheese tarts with honey & sugar).

Ios Island Map

Ios Island

Ios Island

Ios Island

Many historical reports confirm that the tomb of Homer is in Ios, also home of Homer’s mother, Klymeni. According to Herodotus, Homer was buried in Plakotos in the northern part of the island.
Ios island was also used as a retreat by the poet Odysseas Elytis in the Tsoukalaria region. A theatre in his name stands there today.
Maganari beach – scenes from the film ‘Big Blue’ were filmed here. Mylopotas is also very beautiful. Other beaches are Psathi, Agia Theodoti, Tzamaria, Kalamos, Three Churches, Plakotos and Valmas.
108 nautical miles from Piraeus
Ios lies between Santorini and Naxos
108 square kilometers in size
86 kilometers of coastline, 32 km are beaches
Permanent residents : 1,871 (2001 census)
Boats going from Piraeus. You can also connect to Ios from Santorini as well as from other neighbouring islands.
Municipality of Ios : +30 22860 91505
Police : +30 22860 91222
Port Authority : +30 22860 91264
Health Center : +30 22860 91227
Post Office : +30 22860 91235


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