Port of Ios
The port of Ios is one of the first places that most visitors to Ios will see. It is a great anchorage for cabin cruisers and small yachts, and hence it can get quite busy during peak season in Ios.
Around the port of Yialos, have lunch or a coffee in one of the many tavernas, take a walk along the harbour to the church of Agia Irini and watch the boats come in, or visit the lighthouse or pre-historic settlement of Skarkos.
The nearest beach to the port is Yialos beach, which is great for families.
The lighthouse of Ios was built in the 18th century and renovated in 2005.
It sits at the opposite end of the port from Agia Irini church on the right hand side of the port if you are facing the sea
Agia Irini is a beautiful little church is one of the first sights you will see as your ferry arrives in Ios Greece.
Agia Irini (Saint Irene) is a Byzantine church built in the 17th century. It sits on the right of the port of Ios as you arrive on the island. There are two bell towers and two domes.
To reach the church, follow the road along the sea and walk up the paved path. It is a lovely spot to watch the boats and ferries arriving and departing into the port of yialos.