What you should visit on Ios Island

Ios Attractions

800px-Skarkos_Hill_Settlement_on_IosExcavations on Skarkos hill unearthed a prehistoric settlement, proving that Ios has been inhabited since the early Cycladic period. The architecture at Skarkos is preserved in places up to a height of almost three meters, with most of the buildings evidently having two storeys, stone-paved floors and a sewage system. Numerous well-preserved pottery, tools and utensils made of metal, stone and bone were also discovered. Unfortunately, the Skarkos site remains largely unpublished. In 2008, Ios was among six European locations (out of 109 candidates) awarded the European Union Cultural Heritage prize for its exceptional conservation efforts at the archaeological site of Skarkos.
Homer During later times, Ios made rather few marks in history. According to ancient tradition, Homer’s mother was from Ios, and he himself was buried there – and indeed the locals will show visitors the site of the ancient town of Plakotos at the northernmost end of the island, where the rocky entrance to a tomb may be seen. There is no physical evidence connecting this with Homer however. There are signs of Mycenaean settlement. The north end of Ios has a ruined Venetian castle from the 15th century. The island is said to have 365 churches and chapels, like the days of the year.


What To Do

Activities and Experiences

What To See

Museums and other Attractions

Where To Eat

Tavernas, Restaurants on Ios

Boat Trips to little beaches

Private Car Excursions

An optional Service upon request for our Customers

Private Boat Excursions

Thrilling excursions to hidden coves and secluded beaches reachable only by boat, by LuxurIOS Island Experience

Pathos Sunset Restaurant

Free Beach Bar

One of the most favorite Lounge Beach Bar and Restaurant in Ios

The Taste of Joy Restaurant

An outdoor restaurant with artistic décor, surrounding the spectacular 180m2 swimming pool of the new SLH boutique hotel Agalia Luxury Suites and overlooking the port of Ios overlooking the Aegean.

Katogi Restaurant

Lord Byron Restaurant

Skarkos Prehistoric Settlement

Inhabited since the early Cycladic period

Homer’s Tomb

According to ancient tradition, Homer’s mother was from Ios