Holidays in Ios

Ios Holidays 

Being aware of the needs of the Greek traveler and especially of the modern foreigner one, who sometimes is in awe of the abundance of information on the internet, the well experienced team of has a suggestion for everyone’ s taste. With over 35 years of expertise in tourism in Greece, we have compiled a comprehensive guide to questions usually asked when one plans holidays in Ios: how do I get there, where do I stay, what can I see and do in Ios? What about transportation on the island?

Holidays in Greece 

Considering Greece to be a magical place for your vacation, we urge you to visit the sections Greek IslandsThematic Holidays, and why not the Mainland of Greece. We believe that every little part of Greece has a thrilling travelling experience to offer.

Ios travel, tourism info

Ios, or Nios as it is called by the locals, is a relatively small island located among the islands of Santorini, Paros and Naxos. It belongs to the Cyclades islands in the Aegean.In antiquity, Ios was one of the islands that claimed to be the birthplace of Homer, the epic poet, and in particular it is believed that he was buried here. The island owes its names to the Iones tribe, but it was previously known as Finiki after the Phoenicians who had conquered it. Almost all the residents on the island live in picturesque Chora that is amphitheatrically built on the side of a hill to the east of the harbour. Younger visitors prefer Mylopota with its sandy beach, hotels, rooms to rent and a well-organised camping area. It is one of the famous Greek Islands for the intense nightlife that attracts mostly young crowds.

Ios useful info

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Ios Council +30 22860 91505
Medical Center +30 22860 28611
Police Station +30 22860 91222

Holidays packages, Offers for Ios

Holidays packages for Ios, is the site that enables you to create online, easily and quickly, your own holiday package to Ios. We can assure you that you can make any booking with us, whether it is airplane or ferry tickets, hotels, car rental.

You can combine your holidays with short visits to nearby islands like Santorini, Paros or Naxos to create your own unique holiday.

Ios Ferry Tickets, Ship Itineraries, Special Offers

Booking ferry tickets for Ios

Book your ferry tickets for Ios online with us, then collect your ticket at the port before your departure, from the special ticket kiosks. - Please note that some ship companies do not offer this service. If the case is so, we post your tickets well in advance.-

Ship itinerary information for Ios

Ios port, Chora, can be reached by ferry boat, mainly from the port of Piraeus or the port of Lavrio. Also, there is access from the nearby Cyclades islands, like Milos, Syros, Paros, Naxos, Mykonos, Amorgos, Anafi, Folegandros, Kea, Kimolos, Kythnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Sikinos by ferry boat or sea-taxi.

Special offers for ferry tickets to Ios

It is important to note that most ship companies offer discounts for return tickets. Keep in mind that if you want to visit a nearby island, you are strongly advised to buy in advance a return ticket for your destination.

Air tickets to Ios, Flights, Special Offers

Booking Air tickets for Ios

Ios doesn't have an airport, so it can only be reached by boat. We can offer airtickets to Athens airport through our online booking system and then there is daily connection to Ios from the port of Piraeus or port of Lavrio by ferry boat. Also, it is possible to fly to a nearby island which have an airport, like Milos, Syros, Paros, Mykonos, Naxos, Santorini and then reach Ios by ferry boat or sea-taxi.

Special offers and cheap tickets to Ios

To get the best deals early booking is required. Visit and find cheap tickets for Ios. Take profit from low cost airline and last-minute bookings, as well. Don't forget to use your airmile bonus card.

Hotels in Ios, Hotel Guide, Special Offers

Hotel Guide provides you with a complete and up-to-date guide for hotel accommodation. You can find your favourite accommodation searching either by location, or by hotel name. 

Luxury Hotels in Ios

If you would like to search for Luxury Hotels in Ios (Luxury hotels, boutique hotels, 4 or 5 star hotels) search under the section Luxury Hotels.

Cheap Hotels in Ios

If you are searching for Cheap Hotels in Ios (rooms, apartments 3, 2, and 1 star hotels) search under the section Cheap Hotels.

Special Hotel Offers in Ios

If you are looking for special offers visit our section Hotel Offers in Greece.

Booking Hotels in Ios

When browsing the hotel list for Ios, and clicking on the link "online booking", you 'll be first shown the hotels that offer online booking. By pressing on the button 'Book & Prices' you reach the online booking machine for the selected hotel.

Car rental in Ios, Special Offers

Rent a car

To avoid the trouble of taking your own car to Ios, we urge you to book one online, through our car rental service. Thus, you are free to wander all over the island and visit sites and places that are not easily reachable by bus.

Car rental pickup points

The only point of rental where you can pick up a car on Ios is the center , Mylopotas. These are all easily accessible locations when arriving on the island. Please check our online booking machine, for any changes concerning the car rental pickup points.

Car rental offers

The car rental rates that you will find on our online booking system are advantageous, and by browsing there you will find car rental offers in Ios. You can compare the car rental cost with that of transfering your own car to the island by ferry, and so decide what is more convenient to you depending on the duration of your vacation.

Excursions and special places of interest in Ios

Excursions and tours in Ios

You must see the hill of Sarkos, located on Kampos.The settlement looks like a fortress belonging to the pre-Cycladic period (2700-2300 B.C.) and it is known for the famous necropolis. In the north west part of Chora are located the famous walls of the Ancient Town of Ios. The parts of the walls that still stand there teach us that the ancient town was protected by a huge powerful surrounding wall. Also, Ios Archaeological Museum is located in the town of Chora and is to be found in a grandiose neoclassic building, Amiradikio Edifice. Finally you must see some of the picturesque churches of the island, like Agia Eirini, the Virgin Mary Gkremmiotisa and Evaggelismos of the Virgin Mary.

Special places of interest in Ios

With some of the best beaches in the Greek islands, Ios gets pretty popular in summer. Mylopotas and Ormos are the busiest and have many beach bars and watersports centres. Fortunately, although it receives many tourists, Ios still have secluded coves to relax.

Thematic tours in Ios

Ios is considered to be a remarkable destination in the world for :

Youth Tourism

Sports Tourism.

Restaurants and nightlife in Ios

Like every island of Cyclades, Ios can provide you of many option for restaurants with exceptional cuisine and picturesque taverns with local delicacies. As for the nightlife, Dubliner, near the basketball courts is a good place to start. Head up from the square to reach the Slammer Bar, where you can get hammered on “tequila slammers”, then run with the pack to Red Bull to get plastered on shots. Then find techno at Scorpion Disco, the island’s largest club, as you stumble your way back to the beach. After 2am people dance on the tables at Sweet Irish Dream near the “donkey steps”.

Ios does not only offer restaurants and tavernas of executive gastronomy, but also affordable solutions for all tastes.

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