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IOS - BURIAL PLACE OF HOMER

Thursday, May 31, 2007
Our fourth Port of Call
Located in the South Cyclades, 113 nautical miles from Piraeus, IOS (108 sq. km.) is blessed with countless chapels, olive trees, vineyards, small attractive coves, crystal clear sea and superb sandy beaches.
The island's history goes back to prehistoric times. According to legend, Homer was buried at Plakatos in the north of the island. The sites of Ios include a Hellenistic tower at Plakatos, the remains of an ancient aquaduct at Agia Theodoti and traces of an ancient temple at Psathi.
Ios can be reached by ferry boat.

  • Last visit to Ios: May 2007
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2009 at 12:47 PM

    Hi Lori, I enjoyed looking at your photos and reading your tips on the "Island of Homer". Thanks for your visit to my Spiez page.

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2009 at 9:24 PM

    Wow, Homer was said to be buried here? The Greek Isles are wonderful, Lori, and your nice writing makes it more interesting...Norman :)

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Apr 10, 2008 at 7:04 AM

    What a pretty little island. And the Agia Irini church is especially spectactular on that hillside like that.

  • cnango's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2008 at 6:07 PM

    Another gr8 Greek page. By your pictures & descriptions the Island of Homer must have been lovely.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2007 at 1:33 PM

    Excellent pictures that give well the feeling of this small and beautiful island!

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2007 at 12:25 PM

    More lovely photos Lori - you've certainly done a great job capturing your adventures in Greece for us all to share :)

  • breughel's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2007 at 1:06 PM

    Another beautiful island. You were lucky sailors.

  • anpe's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2007 at 4:36 AM

    Yassou Lori!!!your pages are the one most beautiful than the other!!!excellent work my friend!!! smiles from Nafplio!! anna

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2007 at 10:24 AM

    Lovely little page, Lori! Beautiful St. Irini Church! Though I doubt it can be used by the Orthodox and the Catholic Church (in Russia it's impossible). Thanks for sharing!

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Jul 8, 2007 at 12:58 PM

    still following your port calls all looks very charming

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