Incredible Ios holidays 2020
Situated in the Aegean Sea is a beautiful island of Ios, one of the Cyclades a series of Greek Islands. Home to several stunning beaches, there are also plenty of little villages that are great for exploring on your holiday to Ios in 2020. The whitewashed houses are famous across the world and offer a wonderful insight into the island's heritage and past. Mylopotas Beach is where most visitors head to soak up the Greek sunshine. Well-known for its excellent cuisine, Ios has many fantastic restaurants. Some of the best include Salt, Enigma and Far Out Village.
There are some nice child-friendly attractions, such as the Archaeological Museum, and also the ruins of the Venetian Castle. The kids will also love the shallow waters of the crystal-clear sea. From exploring Homer's grave to taking a photography course and tour around the island, there is little something for everyone on this beautiful Greek getaway. With our deals on flights to Ios and a range of all-inclusive hotels available, booking your next holiday for 2020 has never made more sense.
Why book Ios holidays
Discover the best beaches
We love Manganari Beach (often called the best beach in Ios!)
Hit the nightlife & bar scene
Expect a buzzing party scene with lively beach bars and clubs
Cultural hotspot not to miss
Don’t miss out on Homer’s Tomb – also boasting stunning Aegean views
Must-visit historical sites
Visit Agia Irini Church, the ruins of Skarkos, Odysseas Elytis Theatre
Climb to the top of the Chora for the sunset views
Lush natural wonders
Ios is perfect for hiking with its many trails
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Your guide to Ios holidays
The main draw for visitors to the Greek island of Ios is the magnificent beaches, including the extremely popular Mylopotas Beach close to the main of town Chora. Chora is known for charming everybody with its whitewashed houses and collection of small streets lined with tavernas, hotels and souvenir shops. The main attraction is the Venetian castle, which lies in ruins on top of the town's only hill. The town’s traditional character is best explored in daylight hours when most of the crowds are drawn to Mylopotas Beach. Chora is the location of the island’s natural harbour. The settlement is built on the slope of a mountain overlooking the sea. The main square here is filled with various boutiques selling souvenirs, gifts and jewellery.
When you go on holiday to Ios you'll probably want to spend most of your time on one of the many glorious beaches. Close to the main city of Chora is the magnificent Mylopotas Beach. Mylopotas Beach stretches for over a kilometre and its crystal-clear waters have been awarded the Blue Flag several times. There are plenty of umbrellas and sunbeds for rent so you can take shade from the hot Greek sun.
Another beach close to Chora is Yialos/Gialos Beach, which is close to many family hotels. Gialos/Yialos has soft sand, shallow waters, and is a great spot to watch the sunset. Plus, staying near Gialos/Yialos Beach in one of the many hotels is perfect for a family holiday. Lined with tavernas, this Ios hotspot is one of the biggest draws of the Cyclades.
There are a number of other excellent beaches on the island of Ios. Two of the best are Manganari and Kolitsani. Manganari is a relatively remote location and thus the beach remains largely uninhabited – ideal if you're looking to get away from the crowds on neighbouring Cyclades Island, Santorini. The drawback here is there aren't any amenities close by. However, Manganari is one of the most beautiful beaches on Ios, and perhaps one of the most secluded and idyllic in all of the Cyclades Islands.
Kolitsani offers visitors a bit of a different feel. It's surrounded by low rocky cliffs and is even popular with nudist bathers.
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