Manganari beach is formed by 4 consecutive beaches, creating a majestic lagoon rightfully regarded as one of the most beautiful places to swim in all of the Aegean.
Skarkos prospered because it lay at the junction of key trading routes that linked the Cyclades with mainland Greece, Crete, and Asia Minor. Early Bronze Age sailors used paddled boats with limited range. They had to stop at harbors such […]
Odysseas Elytis Theatre in Ios, Cyclades: Odysseas Elytis was a famous Greek Nobelist poet who wrote modern poetry. The Odysseas Elytis Amphitheatre was named after the poet himself and is located at the top of the hill of Chora in […]
The traditional windmills of Ios, Cyclades: Walking to the entrance of Chora, the capital of Ios, you will see some very well preserved windmills now used as homes surrounded by beautiful, colorful gardens. The majority of the windmills are found […]
Saving Eternity, The Elextra Olive Tree Project The conservation project has included planting more than 55,000 trees and bushes on Ios to restore the habitat that had previously been burned by wildfires and land deforestation. In addition some 535 ancient […]
More than 300 churches There are more than 300 churches all over the island, some built on the premises of ancient greek temples with visible inlaid parts of the latter. Don’t miss the church of Agia Irene at the port. […]
Venetian Castle or PalaioKastro Paleokastro (literally meaning old castle ) lies in the eastern part of Ios island on the top of the islands highest hill. On taking the road back from Pirgos, you will end up on the beautiful, […]
While no one knows how long the Coronavirus pandemic will go on, we do know we will get through this together, with our strength coming from how we care for, and extend our love to, each other. LuxurIos was born out of love for Ios and our desire to share it with our guests, allowing them to connect with nature, Greek culture and the land of Ios island.
At Agalia and Calilo and the other establishments comprising LuxurIos, we look forward to the time when we can again open our arms and share it with you. We know this time will come simply by looking at the continuity represented by the more than 500 saved ancient olive trees and watching them sway and dance to the rhythm of the Aegean Sea and Meltemi wind, giving hope at a time when we need it and reminding us all that love brings life.
Agalia means “hug” in Greek and Calilo stands for “Create A LIfe you can fall In LOve with.” With these words, we are sending our hugs and love to you, your families and friends until we can welcome you again.
~Vasso, Angelos and family and the rest of the LuxurIOS team