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 and the excavation site of Skarkos.
Ancient town walls: The main village, Chora, was built on a hill, on the same spot as the ancient castle and town, surrounded by a thick wall. It is noted as one of the best preserved walls of ancient Cycladic towns, constructed of huge local stone slabs with 2.10 m. thickness.
Pro-Cycladic settlement at Skarkos: Skarkos is the largest and most important known settlement of the procycladic world. It is estimated that was established during the 3rd millennium B.C. 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 and marble figurines were uncovered as well as metal, bone and stone utensils and tools, part of which can be seen in the Archaeological Museum. 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. The stone path that leads to Paleokastro can be found on a hill a little before reaching Psathi. Pull over, follow the path and enjoy the spectacular views.
Agios Ioannis: A Byzantine church at Pirgos, built 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 and methods. It is open to visitors.
The cheese factory: When on the way to Psathi make a quick stop at the cheese factory, where you can learn about the production and taste the delicious local cheeses.