Congratulations to Boulouki!

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The “Boulouki” organization – Travelling Workshop on Traditional Building Techniques – is among this year’s winners of the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards. These awards are presented by the European Commission and Europa Nostra. Boulouki was awarded for its exemplary work in the “Education, Training & Skills” category. Our association collaborates with Boulouki […]

Podcast “Kind Talks”

Erietta Kourkoulou-Latsi invited us to talk at her podcast “Kind Talks” about our association and its actions. Dimitri Vayanos, the President of our association, talked with her about the situation in Ios and more broadly about the challenges raised by tourist development and the State’s inability to plan long term and to enforce the law. […]

The Tourism Conference at Mykonos

The conference on tourism in the Cyclades that took place in Mykonos on the weekend 18-19 November was very interesting. The participants included academic experts on regional and island development, on the economics of tourism, and on spatial planning and architecture, together with spatial planners, historians and archaeologists, social anthropologists, artists, journalists, representatives of citizens’ […]

Dora Bakoyanni Condemns Ios Developments

𝐖𝐄’𝐑𝐄 𝐍𝐎𝐓 𝐃𝐔𝐁𝐀𝐈 ! Dora Bakoyanni, member of the Parliament for New Democracy appeared on ΣΚΑΪ ΤV on 22/03/2023. Ms Bakoyanni referred to developments in Ios that are spoiling the character of the island. “𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑪𝒚𝒄𝒍𝒂𝒅𝒆𝒔 𝒎𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒌𝒆𝒆𝒑 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒊𝒓 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒄𝒂𝒏𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒃𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝑫𝒖𝒃𝒂𝒊.” Dora Bakoyanni Please note that this interview was live on SKAI […]

Paid Environmental Internship

To help advance the Association’s purpose and to help increase environmental awareness and action on the island of Ios, an opportunity has arisen for the Association to take on one person in a role for 12 months. The role is paid and will begin in early 2023.   Role & Responsibilities   Local Engagement Organise […]

Save Ios To Sponsor Summer School on Marine Biodiversity

In August 2023 , Save Ios will sponsor the 5th consecutive ” Summer School for Marine Biodiversity “, which will take place in Ios. It will be hosted in one of the two traditional houses overlooking the magnificent bay of Tris Klissies , owned by a member of the Association.   The “Summer School for […]

CPF ISLANDERS FORUM 2022

Save Ios recently attended the “CPF ISLANDERS FORUM 2022” organised by the Cyclades Preservation Fund -CPF. The meeting brought together 45 participants and representatives from 30 local organisations, from 17 Cycladic and non-Cycladic islands. We presented our experience of building illegalities and unsustainable tourism development in Ios and shared our concerns for its impact on […]

Landscapes of Ios

“What I saw on Ios was a beautiful but empty island”, Angelos Michalopoulos, 04-Νοv-2022, Forbes Greece Should ’emptiness’ be included as an inherent value or a criteria attribute that justifies the alteration of a landscape?The landscapes you see in this video, photographed over many years by the people of Ios (some older, some more recent […]

Water Resource In Ios

Water is a critical resource for the sustainability of tourism as our island’s principal economic activity. While our islands have significant vulnerabilities to climate change, the water scarcity challenge is rarely reflected in sustainable tourism policy and planning documents as being an important tourism issue. The EU’s Water Framework Directive (WFD) 2000/60/EC aims for a […]

Ios, GDP and the betrayal of the landscape

“Are all these grandiose statements about fast-track, “exotic” investments that will attract armies of tourists and especially high incomes finally ashes in the eyes?” Alexandros Pagoulatos Read Article Here