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Discover Ios on your next Greek holiday.

The island of Ios is the perfect location for any traveller's next holiday. Located in the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea, Ios is a small island that is filled with interesting historical and cultural sites. Visit the Hill of Skarkos, an archaeological site now open to the public. This impressive settlement shows the sophistication of the ancient Greek cultures.

While the island of Ios awaits, HomeAway provides the perfect rental home for any holiday. Larger groups may be happier in one of the villas on Ios that HomeAway has to offer. Smaller groups may want to research homes and apartments on the island of Ios. Each HomeAway villas on Ios offers a variety of amenities, however, to fit every group's holiday needs. Visitors looking for more activity will enjoy rental homes on the island of Mykonos or Santorini holiday rentals. Mykonos is where the bustling city of Fira is located. Santorini is more secluded, with white-washed buildings known the world over.

Things to do

Skarkos Hill:

The prehistoric settlement of Skarkos is a must-see. The KA Inland Revenue for the Antiquities of the Cyclades unearthed it, after which the site was awarded a European Union Cultural Heritage Prize. The ruins show advanced architecture, multi-storied buildings, and even an old sewage system.

Homer's Tomb:

Homer's Tomb is located on the northern end of the island, near Plakotos Beach. Sources that point to Homer's death on Ios. The tomb is a very popular attraction on the island. The tomb sits atop a hill, with a plaque that reads 'Here the earth covers the sacred head of men and heroes Homer the divine poet'.

Archaeological Museum:

The Archaeological Museum of Ios is located in the capital town, which bears the same name as the island itself. Items from the Skarkos site are available for viewing, as well as other pieces found throughout the excavations conducted on the island. The museum was started by then-mayor Fragkoulis Kortesis in 1904.

Paleocastro:

This 16th-century castle sits at the top of a hill between Psathi and Saint Theodoti beaches. This fortress was constructed during the Byzantine era while Ios was temporarily occupied. The Panagia Paleokastritissa church holds an annual festival in the castle in honour of the Virgin Mary.

Maganari Beach:

The three large coves of Maganari Beach are full of crystal-clear water perfect for snorkelling, swimming, and diving. Nearby tavernas provide meals and drinks during normal opening hours. The beach is easily reached by bike, car, or boat rental. There is also a nudist section of this beach.

Naxos:

The nearby island of Naxos is definitely worth a day trip at least. Naxos is the largest island in the Cyclades island group. Naxos city has over 6,000 residents. The other villages of Naxos are Filoti, Vivlos, and Koronos, among several others.

Weather on Ios

The weather on Ios is consistent with a Mediterranean climate. Temperatures in the summer peak in the high-30s, while winter brings more precipitation and temperatures in the low-10s. The Etesian Winds arrive in mid-May and remain through mid-October. These strong winds blow across the Aegean and Ionian Seas in the late afternoons, and affect those on the western side of the island, as well as sailors at sea.

Travel to Ios

Travelling to Ios couldn't be easier. From Naxos Airport (JNX) travellers should take a ferry from the main ferry harbour. Blue Star ferries runs both car-carrying and passenger ferries daily. Ferries arrive on Ios at the town of the same name, before travelling along the Epar Od. Iou-Ormou Iou Road, which begins at the harbour and winds through the city. Visitors should follow this road south toward Markos Beach and the natural reserve named Ilias.

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                                                                                                  Breathtaking

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  We were collected from the port by the owners at no charge to us (it wasn't a problem to them that our ferry was nearly an hour late), we were a family group of 11, ages from 16 - 83. On arrival at the Villa we were absolutely blown away by it. The views are amazing, the villas are newly built and extremely tastefully decorated, the owner must have a talent for design, or had a professional in. Everything you could want for during our stay was in these two villas, they are stocked as well as my own home. They also provide the basics (sugar, oils .... fresh bread everyday and plenty of bottled water). The maid cleans everyday and makes sure you are happy with everything. The beds are extremely comfortable, you can even choose which mattress topper and pillows you want, whether it be feathers or hypo allergic. Good size rooms with lovely fully tiled bathrooms. The top floor bedrooms in each villa have lovely terraces, the only problem was agreeing who could have those rooms! The villa is perched on cliff top, it is just a short 10 minute walk into the nearest village, which has a supermarket and you can wander through the cobbled streets where all the bars and tavernas are. There is a lovely tiny cove with a taverna just a 5-10 minute walk, but coming back up might be a problem if your mobility isn't that good. Taxi's are available 24 hour and cheap so easy to get about. Thoroughly recommend this accommodation, will definitely be going back. The owners were lovely people and extremely accommodating, they even gave us a lift down to the supermarket and back with all our shopping bags.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                  what a unique experience

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  This was a last minute decision to spend some remaining days from this year's leave. My partner and I had a random look at various locations in Greece and options for accommodation. We fell in love with this amazing villa as soon as we found the ad on the internet and we decided it had to be Greece and it had to be Ios in this amazing villa. It was a shame though to not take advantage of the fact that this villa can host at least two couples. We were lucky enough to convince some good friends of ours, and here we were in this place of heaven. The villa actually looks and is even much better that one thinks when admiring the photos.This was a really relaxing break that gave us a lot of strength for the hard working period that followed afterwards. I think we might come again soon :-)
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015

                                                                                                  most beautiful view

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  It was the best birthday I've ever had. With 40 friends in this luxury Villas with the breathtaking sunset, chilling at the pool or in the jacouzzis in front of the houses. There was excellent service for all our needs. The Villas are perfect for groups of people. Looking forward to come here again.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2015
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: May 2015