On Ios, you can have your cake and eat it too – quite literally. Spend your days exploring the winding footpaths of the traditional hilltop old town or ensconced on a sandy beach. Discover the isolated interior and then return to town in time for the party. Or visit in the shoulder season for a quieter pace, when Ios draws families and more mature travellers. In July and August, it's still the much-loved stomping ground of youth and hedonism.
While Ios is a popular destination, there's a special magic at work here. You won't feel pressured or hassled; instead, the islanders take pride in working together to keep their visitors smiling – and returning.
Ios destination guides
Sail Greece - Santorini to Mykonos
Dreaming of crystal-clear sapphire waters, whitewashed villages, history laden ruins, lively Greek culture and delectable cuisine straight off the land or from the sea? Then sailing from Greece's Santorini to Mykonos may just be what the doctor ordered.
Sail Greece - Cyclades Islands
Give in to dreams of sailing the Greek Islands on this seafaring adventure around the renowned Cyclades Islands. Bliss out on Mediterranean waters, swim in turquoise seas, explore ancient towns and delight in fresh Greek food and culture.