Thursday 26 August 2021

Walk up to Odyseas Elytis, Ios, Greece

The 360 degree views of Ios are the main reason to hike up to the (modern) amphitheater, known as Odyseas Elytis, overlooking the main town. From the top of the hill, you can take in the trio of churches perched above the white washed alleyways of the Chora, the islands in the distance and even part of the golden sand on Mylopotas beach. On the way up, you will pass a series of dilapidated windmills, as well as a derelict stone tower - nods to Ios' long history. For the best vantage point, be sure to climb up on to the roof terrace of the strange cuboid building at the top.