The Chora is the capital of Ios and it is amphitheatrically built on the spot where the ancient town used to be. The stone-paved alleys, the traditional “stigadia” (roofed narrow streets), the mills and the blue-domed churches will surely charm you.

Among the squares and the quarters you can see small churches popping out, dominated by the church of Panagia Gremiotissa from the top of the hill. Arriving there you will be enchanted by the breathtaking view.

The main characteristic of the Chora of Ios is the fact that it harmoniously combines the past with the present, the tradition with the modern lifestyle. It is known for the parties that are organised in various bars all around, and less known for the unique attractions that it has to offer to any visitor wanting to get to know the other side of Ios.