Owner - Aegean Villas Ios
Catherine Lenhert spent the summers of her youth on the Greek isle of Ios – where her father grew up. Each year she spent long weeks enjoying the village life and the sea. Catherine formed a life long bond with the hospitality of the island and the natural beauty of Greece.
As an adult, Catherine became a Psychologist with a specialty in Family Therapy. She and her husband, an ER physician, raised four children. Through the years, Catherine’s family fell in love with Ios, as well. Since her retirement in 2016, Catherine has begun a second career as the owner of Aegean Villas Ios.
Today, Catherine is on a mission to help visitors from all over the world experience the authentic Greek life she grew up loving. Let Aegean Villas Ios refresh your mind and spirit.
Ios, is a Greek island in the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea. Ios is a hilly island with cliffs down to the sea on most sides, situated halfway between Naxos and Santorini. It is about 18 kilometres (11 miles) long and 10 kilometres (6 miles) wide, with an area of 109.024 square kilometres. According to Plutarch it is thought that the name has derived from the Ancient Greek word for violets “Ία”(Ia) because they were commonly found on the island and it is the most accepted etymology. Others say that the name is derived from Phoenician word iion, meaning “pile of stones” but Pliny the Elder writes that the name comes from the Ionians which lived in the island. In the Ottoman period the island was called Anza or Aina, and its present name was officially established in the 19th century after over 2000 years of usage. During the ancient times the island was also called “Φοινίκη” (Phiniki), named after and by the Phoenicians and in the 3rd century, when the island joined League of the Islanders was probably temporarily named Arsinoe after the wife of Ptolemy II Today the inhabitants of the Cycladic Islands call the island Nio, a name deriving from the Byzantine Era. The name Little Malta, which is found in texts of travelers during the Ottoman domination, is related to the permanent presence of pirates on the island. In languages with latin script, the island name is Nio or Io.
Experience the beautiful Isle of Ios, Greece
A vacation you'll always remember.
- Fast boat tours offer quick access to any one of dozens of beautiful beaches. Great fishing, windsurfing and free dive snorkeling.
- Enjoy museums and archeological sites. Including a 15th century Venetian castle and Homer’s tomb.
- Authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Taste and experience the local food – produced on the island. Greek living at it’s finest.
- Ample shopping and nightlife in the beautiful village of Chora.
- Visit the magnificent modern theater, a copy of the ancient Greecian theater, with a stunning view of the Santorini volcanic island.
- Everything you imagine when you think of the ancient beauty of Greece.