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5 Reasons Why Ios Is One Of The Most Uniquely Wonderful Islands In The Cyclades

By Jenny Wilson
on  November 12, 2018

Nestled between Santorini and Naxos, the hilly island of Ios exemplifies the beauty and wonder that makes the character and ambience of Greek islands so special.

Here are a handful more reasons why Ios has truly earned its place on our Cyclades sailing getaway itinerary.

Sailing Greece - Island beaches to kick back and relax on

Long, Golden Sandy Beaches

Mylopotas is Ios’s busiest beach and it’s the place to be if you enjoy bustling atmospheres with lots to enjoy. If you prefer your beach afternoons a little more tranquil and laid back, don’t fret. This beautiful island also has an array of private and secluded stretches of coastline, which means there’s a perfect beach-side haven for every visitor.

Sparkling Waters, Pristine Coastline and Secluded Sea Coves

The waters surrounding Ios are a pure delight. Crystal clear and gloriously pristine, whether you want to enjoy an afternoon of swimming, kayaking or paddle boarding, or would prefer to explore life beneath the waves on a snorkelling or diving excursion, there’s a stretch of coastline waiting for you.

Wander Ios’s Charming Traditional Cycladic Architecture on your Sailing Getaway

Wander the island’s narrow winding streets which often lead to small squares and a variety of cafés, shops, and restaurants, before heading off to explore the beautiful white windmills and the modern open-air Odysseas Elytic theatre, which sits on the top of a hill and provides marvellous views over the island and the ocean beyond.

Learn About Ios’s Fascinating History

From exploring the beautiful churches and monasteries which illuminate the island’s religious history, to the tomb of one of the greatest ancient Greek poets, Homer, Ios is full of hidden treasures waiting to be uncovered.

Follow Ancient Hiking Trails Across Rocky Terrain

Ios’s rocky landscape has been attracting hikers to its shores for decades. Many trails are reserved for experienced hikers, however, there are several options for beginners to enjoy as well. With trails traversing ancient walls, magnificent churches, and beautiful beaches, you certainly won’t ever forget the scenery you’ll have the opportunity to soak in during your hike.

Swim, sunbathe and chill out on a Greek sailing getaway - Cool down after a day of hiking

See the incredible beauty of Ios for yourself on a Yacht Getaways Cyclades sailing holiday this summer!

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