Ios is a hot destination for those who enjoy bustling nightlife blended with some cool summer vibes. To think that Ios is all about the party scene is a misconception though. In fact, it is alleged to be the hometown of Homer and one can even visit his tomb. As with almost every Cycladic island, the capital is called Chora and in Ios’ case it is a striking one. You will find the typical windmills, the alleys that form whitewashed labyrinths, the petite churches and the pots bursting with geraniums and bougainvillea. The highest point of Chora is adorned by Panagia Gremiotissa, a lovely church offering panoramic views of Ios. History buffs head to the Archaeological site of Skarkos. Beach lovers Mylopotas, Magganari, Kalamos and Koumbara will entice you with their turquoise waters and powdery sand. Local cheeses like skotiri are delicious. Seek them out in local tavernas like Koutouki Sainis. Ios is a remarkable island any way you slice it!