Hora: The capital of the island provides services that cover every need of the modern traveller. Hora is built on the hill above the harbor. There are monuments in Hora, which are proof of the town's past history, such as the remains of the ancient stone wall that once surrounded the ancient city & the ruins of the ancient castle near the church of Panagia Gremniotissa. The archaeological museum of Ios is situated inside the Town Hall building. The open-air theatre “Odysseus Elitis” hosts, during the summer months, musical & theatrical events with a marvelous view towards the Aegean.
Gialos: The port of Ios (Gialos) is the second most populated area of the island. The port & the nearby sandy beach with its clear blue water are well organized for tourism with shops of every kind & water sports. Near the entrance of the port stands the picturesque church of St. Irene (17th cent.).
Koumbara: A long sandy beach (300m.), NW of the port. On the Northern side of the bay you will find several small picturesque beaches in between the rocks. Koumbara is an exciting place for diving & snorkelling.
Mylopotas: This is the popular and busy beach, situated 2 km. to the south of Hora & it is 1 km. long & sandy with crystal clear shallow water. There are shops of every kind & organized water sports.
Manganari: Manganari lies down on the south coast. It consists of four fantastic sandy beaches, each one lying next to the other, with the crystal clear waters, you will enjoy swimming & various water sports.
Agia Theodoti: Limpid waters & a sandy beach, as well as the chance to admire the church of St. Theodoti, the oldest on the island, built in the 16th century.
Psathi: The picturesque bay of Psathi with deep blue waters & a long sandy beach is situated on the eastern coast, on the most fertile spot of the island.