The Archaeological Museum: In the town hall of Chora, opened in 1999. There the visitor will get an outline of the history of Ios island. A large hall is reserved for items from the copper period & the excavation site of Skarkos.
Ancient town walls: The main village, Chora, was built on a hill, on same spot as the ancient castle & town, which was surrounded by a strong wall. It is noted as one of the best preserved walls of ancient Cycladic towns, constructed of huge local stone slabs & is 2,10m. thick.
Pro-Cycladic settlement at Skarkos: Here the largest & now most important known settlement of the procycladic world of the middle of the 3rd millenium B.C. was discovered. The good condition, in which this unique settlement was found, makes it possible to admire its advanced architecture. The buildings – some of them two storied - were organized according to town planning, with a water supply system using rain water. Clay pots, signets & marble figurines were uncovered as well as metal, bone & stone utensils & tools, part of which can be seen in the Archaeological Museum in the town hall. The excavation site has been open to visitors since 2009.
Tomb of Homer: Remains of graves of the Hellenistic period, where tradition claims that the tomb of the poet Homer lies, to the northern site of the island.
Paleokastro: A Byzantine castle built 300 m. above the sea. A little before reaching Psathi, we come across the stone path to Paleokastro.
Agios Ioannis: A Byzantine church at Pirgos, on the highest point on the island (713m).
The lighthouse of Ios: Built at the end of the 18th century by French technicians, it was renovated in 2005, using original materials & methods. It is open to visitors.
The cheese factory: On the road to Psathi visit the cheese factory to learn about the production & take some of the most delicious cheese with you.