Homer was amoung the greatest poets in ancient Greek history who wrote epics like Odyssey and Iliad. The legend says that Homer took his last breath in Ios and that he lies buried in his grave on a hill at Plakato, located on the northern part of the island. Some say that the mother of Homer, Clymene, originally was from Ios and that is the reason why Homer chose to spend his last days there. Some say he died of a sickness that developed after he had a fall, others say that Homer was killed on a visit to Ios after failing answering a local riddle. Homer supposedly died somewhere between 1100 and 900 BC. The island had little evidence to prove that Homer was truly buried here until a 17th century archaeologist found some other graves in the same region and declared that one of them had an inscription that identified that it is the grave of Homer. Besides that there were also coins and texts by ancient historians Stravon, Pausanias and Herodotus to give proof to the fact that Homer was buried here. Even though some still have their doubts about whether this is truly the grave of Homer as there is no concrete evidence. Even if Homer is not really buried here, the trip to the ancient ruins is definitely not wasted. The scenery around the grave is very beautiful in an extremely fertile valley full of vineyards and olivetrees. In order to find the grave you follow the road to Pano Kambos and then to Koulida beach. From the road you follow the footpath till you reach The Tomb of Homer.