Places in Ios
Hora, Ormos and Mylopotas
Ios' four main centres sit nearly on top of one another on the west coast. The port, Ormos, is lined with tavernas and cafes and stretches out into sandy Gialos Beach, backed by beachside bars. Just 2km uphill (or 1.2km up a stone staircase), sits the capital of Hora, a stunning traditional village and the nightlife hub.
It's easy to escape the crowds on Ios; simply rent a car and venture into the seemingly isolated countryside with its goat farms, honey boxes and dramatic views. Head to Cape Gero Angeli, at the northernmost tip of the island and 12km from Hora, to the believed site of Homer's Grave. There's nothing much to see here but the panoramic sea views are fabulous.
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