Agia Theodoti. Agia Theodoti is a small tourist resort in the northeast of the island of Ios, 10 kilometers (6 mi) from Ios town. It is located in a bay with a beautiful, large, sandy beach. On the beach you can find umbrellas and sun loungers for hire. This seaside resort is suitable for people who do not like too much fuss.
The village got its name from the church, located just outside the coastal town, built five centuries ago on the ruins of an ancient temple. This church is also called Panagia to Genesio.
After the 1980s, Agia Theodoti experienced a slight increase in development and tourism. The much-traveled trail was turned into a gravel road. Then, at the end of the 1990s, the road was paved. Metal mines used to operate outside Agia Theodoti.
Text: Jorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Edited by Katrina Butzer