The image of Ios (Ιος) as a hard-core party destination is slowly changing as a broader range of holidaymaker begins to appreciate that this is still a traditional Cycladic island, in both landscape and cultural terms. Greek life goes on sturdily beyond the wall-to-wall bars and nightclubs of Hora and the beach scene. The opening in 2010 of the excavated Bronze Age site of Skarkos has enhanced the island’s appeal. More families are heading for Ios as are other visitors with a cooler take on hedonism, although the late-night action in Hora and Mylopotas is still hot.
Ios destination guides
Sailing Greece - Santorini to Santorini
A yacht adventure is the ideal way to experience what many consider the world’s most beautiful islands—the Greek Islands. Sail aboard our 15m (50-ft.) yachts, with time for hiking, snorkelling and relaxing.
Sail Greece - Mykonos to Santorini
Move between the boat, the beach and inviting Greek villages on this relaxing Greece sailing adventure between Mykonos and Santorini. Wile away days swimming in turquoise waters, lazing on white-sand beaches, sampling mouth-watering local cuisine and exploring coastal villages seeped in history, mythology and beauty.