Must Do

Must Do In Ios


Omiria- Homer Festival

Homer festival is the greatest cultural event on the island and takes place every summer in honour of the great epic poet Homer, whose tomb is the pride of Ios. In the line Homer festival has been presented numerous concerts and theatrical performances mainly at open air theatre of Odyseas Elytis. Moreover the festival offers chance for artistic expression to the island’s youngsters through athletic or cultural proceedings that are being presented during May every year, performed by students of all ages. Important aspect for the festival has been its worldwide recognition due to the fact that, since 1998, Homer Festival is being held under the auspices of UNESCO, thanks to its role in conservation of Greek national and cultural identity.

Religious Fests

The religious fests taking place in Ios with folklore live music performances and traditional customs as well as local tastes are:
1. The Saint Ioanis Festival in Kalamos and Psathi monasteries, that taking place annually in 28th- 29th of August, devoted to Saint Ioannis.
2. The Festivals of Saint Theodoti and Paleokastro, taking place in parallel in 7th- 8th of September, devoted to Virgin Mary.
3. The Festival of Pyrgos that takes place in 23rd- 24th of June, devoted to Saint Ioannis.

Top 10 beaches that you shouldn’t miss

Numerous choices with crystal clear waters, vivacious seabed and gold sanded beaches either fully facilitated or peaceful and isolated, whether they are accessible by car, motorcycle or boat, or ideal for hiking. An island surrounded by raw diamonds ready to be discovered and let you lose yourself into the paradise they hide.

Top 10 beaches are:

  • Manganari
  • Saint Theodoti
  • Milopotas
  • Kalamos
  • Tris Klisies
  • Yalos
  • Tzamaria
  • Koumbara
  • Plakes
  • Psathi

Traditional Products

Procure the tasteful products of the island by the local shops. Ios is famous for its cheese, honey and food flavors.