The Churches of Ios Island


It does not constitute originality for the Cycladic islands having loads of churches, but the churches in Ios island are worth taking a look at during your holidays, since it is a characteristic of the Town of Ios being covered from top to bottom by small and large churches. They stand still amongst the small roads awaiting for you to discover them, in every corner, like precious white stones laid upon the dark hard rock formations of the island. Tradition states that there are 365 churches, one for each day of the year.

The Churches of Ios Island

Most of the churches are open and fuctional for visitors, while many of them organize special festive days honouring its Saints. The architectural style that dominates the island is the style Basilic with a Dome. There are many folk stories explaining the foundations of the different churches – something that could turn your holidays into something more interesting by finding out about those local myths and talking with the locals!


THE CHURCHES OF IOS ISLAND