Plakotos  

Plakotos - Ios (Greece)

Plakotos. Plakotos is an area and the name of a bay in the north of the Greek island of Ios. Some very nice, quiet beaches are found in this region. Opposite of Plakotas you can see the island of Iraklia close by.

According to Greek tradition, the mother of Homer was born here and Homer is buried here. The main attraction is the grave of Homer. It is located on top of a hill. Here you can see the ruins of a dilapidated building from the Hellenistic period (323 BC - 30 BC). Writings of Herodotus and Pafsanias indicate that Homer died on Ios. He is depicted on coins from the 3rd and 4th centuries BC. In the 10th book of the writer Stravon, information regarding the death and burial of Homer on Ios can be found.

Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Edited by Katrina Butzer

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Average temperature Plakotos
January
12.2°C
February
12.2°C
March
13.4°C
April
16.1°C
May
19.5°C
June
23.5°C
July
25.2°C
August
25.3°C
September
23.1°C
October
19.8°C
November
16.4°C
December
13.5°C

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