Aegean Sea, Greece

Ios is another Cycladic island known mostly for its intense nightlife and its golden-sandy beaches with crystal-clear emerald-colored sea water.
It is famous among the youth for the endless parties in Mylopotas beach, that start at midday and do not end until the early sunlight of the day after!
But Ios is far more than that! The picturesque village of Hora with the beautiful view that overlooks the sea and the narrow streets that to the visitor look like a labyrinth is really worthed a visit.
Mylopotas, Manganari, Agia Theodoti, Papa, Kambaki, Plakes, and Vathy Rema are just a few of the island’s many beaches that attract many thousands of visitors every year!
The history of Ios goes back to the pre-historic period since the island has been inhabited since the early-cycladic period, almost 2500 years BC. And recent excavations in Psathi, revealed an ancient temple and a nearby aqueduct that are dated back to the “Hellenistic” period -between the first and the third century BC.
After the fall of the Byzantine empire, like most islands, Ios suffered many pirate attacks and Turkish fleet raids. During the war of Independence against the Turks, Ios contributed with many ships, until it gained its autonomy in 1829 and joined the Greek State.