Ios, is an island in the southern Aegean with an area of 108 square kilometers, 18 kilometers long and 9.5 kilometers across at the widest point. The coastline measures 86 kilometers, of which 32 kilometers are made up of sandy beaches.
The sky is clear for most of the year, with bright sunshine from March to September. It can often be windy; the Meltemi (the northerly wind), which begins to blow in August, means the island is perfect for windsurfing.
The town of Chora on Ios presents us with one of the most typical examples of Cycladic architecture. Narrow alleyways, whitewashed houses, blue window-frames, and windmills to the north-east. It is well-worth climbing to the church known as Panayia Gremiotisa, where the view is simply enchanting.
Still, apart from the architectural and cultural interest of the area, it should not be forgotten that holidays mean fun, and there is no better place for this than Chora, with its wide variety of nightlife catering for all tastes. Most of the island’s cafés, and almost all its bars and clubs, are to be found in Chora. Then, there is the main shopping area with its gift shops, boutiques and jewelers’, as well as a good number of restaurants and traditional tavernas.