Ios is an island whose reputation precedes it. You might have heard about its renown as a summer party island in the Cyclades, whether on the beach or in the bars that line the cobblestone streets of Hora. The music is turned up and revellers from across the world enjoy themselves long into the night. But what about the other face of Ios?
Well, when the day dawns you’ll find traditional Cycladic homes, cafes and children playing in the town squares, alongside stairways coated with whitewash, stylish boutiques and restaurants offering local and international cuisine. And all the while, the beautiful Church of Panagia Gremiotissa that sits above the main town of Ios watches calmly over everything.