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Ios: More Than A Party Scene

Kiriakos Kiriakopoulos, former director of the Ios health center; Yiorgos Poussaios, Ios Mayor; John Carr, Times correspondent; Athena Carr; and Nasos Dimitropoulos, attorney-at-law attend a dinner that followed the presentation of Ios Island.

Kiriakos Kiriakopoulos, former director of the Ios health center; Yiorgos Poussaios, Ios Mayor; John Carr, Times correspondent; Athena Carr; and Nasos Dimitropoulos, attorney-at-law attend a dinner that followed the presentation of Ios Island.

At a recent presentation of Ios, Mayor Yiorgos Poussaios underlined that the island obtains the requirements and comparative advantages to attract tourists of all ages and demands.

According to the mayor, Ios for years has “wrongfully” been considered mainly a hotspot for young ages that arrive on the island almost exclusively in July and August.

Ios has been globally classified as a party destination along with hot spots such as Acapulco and Ibiza.

“Ios is not only accessible in July and August…Our aim is to lengthen the tourism season and attract visitors from April until October,” Mr. Poussaios said.

Mr. Poussaios informed journalists that the island has alternative forms of tourism such as cultural, religious, marine and agritourism and not only nightclubs.

Also, the mayor referred to the cultural activities that take place at the Odysseus Elytis theatre, the 300 churches, the archaeological museum and the tomb of renowned Greek poet Homer.

“The Ios Municipality and the culture ministry are in the process of promoting the tomb of renowned Greek poet Homer on a global scale,” said Mr. Poussaios.

Among the municipality’s ambitions is to attract domestic tourism as the majority of arrivals to Ios are international.

“Of course we want to keep our traditional markets-Italy, the U.K., Israel, the U.S., Canada and Ireland-but the island is also ideal for domestic tourism.”

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Nikos is Greek-American born in New York, USA, and has lived in Greece for over 30 years. He is the managing editor of Greece's leading monthly travel and tourism guide, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) since June 2008 and of news site GTP Headlines since its launch in September 2012. Nikos has also served as international press officer for the City of Athens and for the mayor. He has a degree in Mass Media and Communications, specializing in Journalism. Nikos is a native English speaker and speaks Greek fluently.

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