Íos or Niós, as the locals call it, is one of the most beautiful islands of the Cyclades, like a flower, as its name “Ion” denotes. According to the ancient tradition, Íos was the homeland of Homer’s mother and the final resting place of the great epic poet. Upon reaching the island, the view before you is enchanting: as pretty as a picture, Hóra lies very close to the harbour in Ormos and greets the travellers, built in an amphitheatre-like manner on the slope of a hill, on the top of which there are ruins of a mediaeval castle. This is a listed traditional village, one of the finest examples of Cycladic architecture.
Mylopotas:Long and sandy, this beach offers many tourism facilities and has a lot of beach bars along the coast. This is the most popular beach on Ios.
Koumbara:Koumbara is a sandy beach that gets popular due to its natural beauty and the closeness to Chora.
Papa:An idyllic cove next to Kalamos, Papa beach distinguishes for its turquoise water, the golden sand and the isolate atmosphere.
Salt Restaurant Bar