|Main Attractions||Party scene|
|Food||Many good choices|
|Accommodations||Many good choices|
Ios has 108 sq. km of land mass and 81 km of coast line. Ios is 107 nautical miles from Piraeus and has a population of about 2,000. A mountainous island, Ios has very little cultivated land.
There are three large bays and many smaller ones. Those with private boats will enjoy the many secluded bays. Some of the nicest beaches of the Cyclades exist on Ios. The beautiful Chora is remarkable for its blue-domed churches. Food is a bit more expensive as it is brought in by ship.
Islanders call Ios Nio, a contraction from 'Sthn Ios' meaning: in Ios. The ancient Ionians who colonized it called it 'Nios' maybe for the same reason, maybe not. Back then it was covered with oak trees and must have been magnificent. The oaks were used to make boats and now the island has few trees. Most of the oaks remaining are concentrated in the center of the island at Perivola, where there are fresh water springs.