Chora: The capital of the island provides services that cover every need of the modern traveller. Chora 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 and 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 and 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 and the nearby sandy beach with its clear blue water are well organized for visitors with shops of every kind as well as 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 and snorkelling.
Mylopotas: This is the most popular and busiest beach of the island, situated 2 km to the south of Hora with a 1 km long, sandy bay and crystal clear waters. There you can find shops of every kind, organized watersports and places to eat and drink.
Manganari: Manganari lies down on the south part of the island. It consists of four fantastic sandy beaches, each one lying next to the other. There you can enjoy swimming in crystal clear waters as well as various water sports.
Agia Theodoti: Limpid waters, a sandy beach and the opportunity to visit 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 and a long sandy beach is situated on the eastern coast, on the most fertile spot of the island.