The island of Ios lies between Naxos and Santorini in a distance of 107 nautical miles away from Piraeus. It has an area of 108 sq. km. and a population of 1,500 people. The island can be reached from Piraeus by ferry all the year round. Ios is also connected,
by ferry, with Crete, with the Dodecanese island complex, as well as with many other islands in Cyclades, mainly during the summer period.