Activities in Ios

You’ll never get bored with activities and things to do in Ios Greece.

Sightseeing in Ios Greece

  • Explore Chora – the main village of Ios Greece – during the day and wander the narrow streets of this lovely traditional Cycladic village
  • Visit the windmills of Ios
  • Climb to the top of the hill in Chora for spectacular 365 degree views of the Island and the Church of Holy Mary Panagia Gremniotissa
  • Visit the Odysseas Elytis Theatre – an open amphitheatre which hosts many concerts and festivals during the summer months.  Enjoy the beautiful view of Mylopotas beach or the other Islands from here
  • Visit Homer’s Tomb – Homer is said to have been buried in Ios.  His tomb is said to be in Plakatos, which can easily be accessed by car or bike
  • Visit Paleokastro, the Byzantine Old Castle
  • Experience one of the many religious and cultural festivals in Ios

Ios Beaches

  • Explore one of the three beautiful Blue Flag beaches in Ios – Mylopotas, Manganari and Yialos beaches
  • Hire a speedboat taxi to a more remote beach
  • Play beach volleyball at Mylopotas Beach
  • Enjoy a refreshing cocktail or a cold beer while soaking up some rays
  • Enjoy local Greek cuisine and fresh seafood at a traditional Greek tavern at Manganari Beach or Psathi Beach

Day Trips

  • Hire a car, a moped or a quad bike for the day and explore the island of Ios and all the beautiful views
  • Take a day trip to Santorini Island
  • Take a day trip to Folegandros Island

Party the Night Away

    • Drink 7 shots to get a free t-shirt at one of the many bars in Ios
    • Explore the huge array of nightlife in bars and clubs in the village
    • Sample the wide variety of Greek and International dishes at local Ios restaurants
    • Come home at 8am when the sun is rising!
    • If you’re in Ios on one of the following days, these events are not to be missed:
      • Norwegian Day – 17th May
      • Swedish Midsummer  Day – 21st June
      • Canada Day – 1st July
      • Indian Day / Independence Day – 4th July
      • Aussie Day – 12th July
      • Irish Day – 17th July

Watersports

  • Go windsurfing or waterskiing
  • Take a banana ride or a tube ride
  • Hire a pedal boat, canoe or kayak
  • Go snorkelling
  • Hire a speedboat taxi to one of the many beaches in Ios
  • Learn to scuba dive

Depending on your interests you’ll find lots of things to do in Ios Greece.