Scenic Ios Island and Tasting

Scenic Ios Island and Tasting

Explore scenic vistas of Ios islands, including Homer’s Tomb and taste delicious local cheeses at a privately owned Estate.

Ios island, known as the island of light, is located in the southern Cyclades and it’s famous for its beautiful beaches and legendary night life. This is your opportunity to explore the island on a panoramic drive through the island’s beautiful scenery. You will first head to the Plakato area, in the northeast part of Ios. This is where one of the greatest poets in ancient Greece, Homer (presumed author of epics like The Odyssey and The Iliad) is now buried in his tomb. Legend has it that it was on the island of Ios where Homer took his last breath. Some say that Homer's mother, Clymene, was from Ios and that is why Homer chose to spend his last days here. You will walk uphill with your guide to view the tomb and scenic surrounding views.

Next, you will drive to the Diaseli Estate which has a cheese making tradition dating back to 1922. Back then, the cheese-making was done in stone cells (rooms) in a cauldron over the fire. You will be escorted through the Estate’s Museum by a family member where you will be introduced to the cheesery and learn about the 18th century home, the threshing floor, the agricultural tools of the last 3 centuries, as well as with a historic well. During the tour, the intricacy of the island’s history will unfold seeing exhibits owned by the family and donations from other families on the island. Your experience will end with a degustation of various local cheeses and tasting of local honey for their unique characteristics.

Leaving the Estate, you will arrive to the most picturesque Chora, sitting on a hill and crowned by whitewashed houses with blue painted doors and windows. You will have some free time here to stroll around its alleys full of geraniums and bougainvillea and enjoy amazing views of the Aegean Sea before returning to your SeaDream yacht in port.

Notes: This Yachting Land Adventure must be booked 48 Hours (2 days) prior to arrival in the port to confirm its operation during your voyage. Please book on the website BEFORE you embark to avoid disappointment. Cancellations after the deadline are non-refundable. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

Port: Ios Island

Duration: 4 hours

Current Price: 169 USD