There are some days during are holidays that we feel more active. Also there are some types of travellers at the same time that are picking a destination according to the activities that offers. You are in Ios an island combining the best of both worlds. Let’s take a detailed look to the activities and the things to do once in the beautiful island of Ios.
- Hiking. The best way to discover the hinterland and the beaches of Ios is on feet. The small routes starting from the Port and leading to Chora and the beach of Mylopotas (20 minutes each way) or on the other side of the island and the beach of Koubara (15 minutes) are a good way to start. In Ios you will also find more designated paths leading to several spots on the island depending on your experience and willing to discover the island of Ios with your sneakers, water, hat and sun screen oil!
- Water sports. Fun under the sun and sea activities for all are found on the beaches of Mylopotas and Gialos, next to the port. Kite surfing, jet skis, para sailing, snorkelling and more fun games for you and your friends at the beaches of Ios make your holidays not just another day of summer.
- Sightseeing. Starting from the main village of Chora visit the archaeological museum, the Windmills and the Odysseas Elytis theatre, Homer’s Tomb and the site of Skarkos. For more history then visit the Paleokastro, a nice route that will also unveil some of the secluded beaches of the island.
- Sailing. Rent a boat or ask for a tour to the nearby islands and the beaches accessible only by sea. You can visit the islands of Small Cyclades as we refer to Schoinousa, Donousa, Irakleia, Koufonisia or the bigger island of Naxos and the famous island of Santorini. Especially from the beach of Maganari the village of Oia in Santorini is so close that you will not believe it!
- Partying. We kept for the ending the main activity of Ios. Even if you are not that into crazy nights out and party all night long a summer in Ios with the fun, the music, the young people going from one bar to the next club, the flirty atmosphere and the drinks will cheer you up to the maximum and you will simply follow the crowds for a wild night to dance, drink and have fun!