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About Ios Island
Ios, the party capital of the Greek Isles, is a not-to-be missed destination for any backpacker who likes to party at night and relax on a beautiful beach by day. Most of the action on Ios is centralised around the main town of Chora, which is also where the ferry dock is -- from here you can catch a bus or taxi to the outlying towns like Mylopotas Beach. Ios is easily accessible from any island in the Greek Isles by Ferry and is only a 5hr fast ferry ride from Athens. Although Ios is known for its party reputation, you can also find a range of other activities, including visiting the many secluded bays and beaches around the island to enjoying a range of different water sports from Paddle Boarding to clinging on for dear life on the back of a speedboat.
Most Ios hostels are either located in Chora, the main town, or Mylopotas Beach, a short bus ride away. Chora is the perfect place to stay if you really want to have easy access to all the bars in the main town, of which there are many. If you want to stay right across from the beach at a budget price, but still have access to great bars by bus/taxi or a thirty-minute walk, then Mylopotas Beach would be the place to stay. The hostels in Mylopotas Beach are also more like resorts, so not only do they offer budget rooms, but they also have more expensive private rooms as well as pools, bars, and restaurants, so for those lazy nights when you want to party but don't want to head into town, you don't have to go far. Ios is primarily a summer destination, though, so you will find most accommodation is closed outside of the summer months.
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Purple Pig Stars
"Purple Pig Stars is a backpackers haven offering camping and bungalows on the party island of Ios, run by very friendly staff. The Location Purple Pig Camping Stars is located along Mylapotas Beach on the party island of Ios just a couple of kilometers from the main village and ferry port. Purple Pig offers pick-up from the ferry port, but it's always a good idea to let them know when you are booked to arrive so they know if they need...
Far Out Beach Club
"Simply put, Far Out Beach Club is amazing! It is impossible to stay here without falling in love with the place, the people, and the parties.] The Location Far Out Beach Club is located about fifteen minutes' car ride away from the port in Ios. They have vans to pick you up as soon as the ferry is landed, and to bring you back to the port for your departing ferry. The hostel is about a five-minute bus ride from the village, and the...
"Francesco's is located in the Ios main town, about one minute walking from the main square. They have both hostel dorms of about four beds and air-conditioned double rooms with ensuite bathroom. The dorm rooms are nice and clean, although they can get somewhat hot in the day, and there are only two shared bathrooms, with the toilet and shower in the same enclosure, causing some waits. The premises have a gorgeous courtyard with an amazing...
Princess Sissy Hotel
"… archaeological places and beaches. Also free transfer from/to the port are available and we offer 10% discount on Restaurant and Bar fees for the Hotel customers. HOTEL\'S POLICIES *Check out is until 12:00, Check-in is at 1pm. Free luggage storage is available for those arriving earlier and for those that they are leaving our island later. *Reception is open from 08:00 until 24:00, so please contact us by e-mail or phone...
"… products and folk art, car-rental and bike-rental offices, pharmacy, post office and ATM), while for your tasty treats you may find cafeterias, grills, restaurants, traditional taverns and cafes, as long as cafe-bars for your night out. The Aphrodite Hotel & Apartments is only 2 kms from the cosmopolitan beach of Mylopota, where you can enjoy the deep blue sea, the warm sun and the island breeze. Your vacation here will remain...
HI - Ios Island - Lofos Hotel Hostel
"… bus station. Take in the panoramic views from our beautiful pool and snack bar with drinks every night before we all hit the town! In our amazing Lofos hotel our rooms are double, twin, triple and also have apartments to accommodate up to five people with cooking facilities. All rooms come with air conditioning, bar fridge, private wash room and shower, TV, 24 hour hot water with all linen provided. At Lofos we also provide free...
"Friendly, Affordable, Clean, Convenient - I stayed at Stelios for 7 days total this summer. Split with a friend it was under €15 a night. They are located about 5 min. walk from the center of town. The beds are comfortable, AC works great, it is very clean and decorated well also. You have a great view of the port bay and can almost see the sunset (there is a mountain in the way). All the staff was super friendly and even did my laundry for...
"Lofos Village, with a panoramic view over the old town of the Island, offers a pleasant stay with modern comforts in a very friendly environment. The owner of the hotel is always willing to serve its visitors in the best way possible." … "… National AirportSantorini, Greece 847 00, Greece1. Head southwest 0.4 km 2. Turn left 49 m 3. Turn right 0.3 km 4. Turn left toward Pros Io/???? ?? 0.6 km 5. Turn left at Pros Io/???? ??...
Holidays in ios
"… our visitors with seats and tables and of course a barbeque. Please note that if you wish to use our barbeque you will have to notify us first to make all the proper arrangements. Last but not least we offer a free transfer from the port or airport upon arrival or departure. HOLIDAYS INN provides : singles, doubles/ twin, triples and quadruples. Single rooms come with a comfortable single bed, Double / twin rooms come with a...
The Deep Blue
"… facilities , free parking area. THE DEEP BLUE has private rooms and appartments available. The private room types are : doubles /twin ,triples. Double/twin rooms come with a double bed /two single beds Triple rooms come with one double and one single /three single deds. The appartments types are: triples/quads Triple appartments come with one double and one single bed Quad appartments come with one room with one double and another...
Paradise Studios & Apartments
"… are also available, while BBQ nights are also organized regularly. The guesthouse offers you the opportunity to enjoy water sports, such as scuba diving and boat tours, and other outdoors activities at a discounted price. An internet corner with free Wi-Fi is available. Services: Airport shuttle, Laundry, Ironing service, Bicycle rental, Fax/photocopying, Shuttle service (free), Parking (free) Please note: Cancellation...
"… or other meal and enjoy it at the comfort of their balcony. Stone-built BBQ facilities are also available in the garden for al fresco dining. Vesuvio Kampos' Policies & Conditions: Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. Payment upon arrival by cash. Check in from 12:00 to 21:00 . Check out before 12:00 . Taxes included. Breakfast not included. General: Reception open from 09:00 - 21:00. No curfew. Pets are...
"… and cooking hobs. A TV and free toiletries are included. Several restaurants and café bars are accessible within short walking distance. The beach of Mylopotas and the port of Ios are 2km away. Free public parking is possible at a location nearby. Vesuvio Chora's Policies & Conditions: Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. Payment upon arrival by cash. Check in from 12:00 to 21:00 . Check out before 12:00 ....
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Far Out Camping + Bungalows
"I was in Ios August 2003. The first week and it was the greatest time of my life, the pool was the best, in there were a lot of hot chicks. If you visit Ios, go to Flames!" … "Great staff, great pools, great beach, great music (well, most of the time). It offers GREAT TIMES and yes, Jonny really does have magic hands!" … "We stayed in Ios for five nights. It has fantastic night life--Flames Bar rocks. We both received a "Limited...
The Windmill Rooms
"Welcome to the windmills holiday accommodation. All of our rooms are en-suites, fully air-conditioned with a LCD TV and table top fridge. Situated in the heart of the main village chora we are only a stone’s throw away from all the bars, clubs and restaurants. Re-developed in 2006 we have been accommodating guests for over 20 years. Half Price! Book before the 15th of July or after the 20th of August and save up to 50% If you...
"Facilities - Beautiful gardens - Snack Bar - Parking for motorbikes - Bus stop outside - Free umbrellas at the beach! You can also enjoy your breakfast, coffee and drink at our beautiful veranta. In additional, sun beds and umbrellas are provided on the beach for our guests. Room Facilities - Air conditioned A/C - Balcony - Room TV Set (in all rooms) - Sea View - 24hours hot water - Big Fridge" … "By boat: Daily from...
"… pass the time and free Wi-Fi access in every single place of the pension. In addition, we have a nice outdoor place where you can have a breakfast and a snack bar which is open from 7 a.m. until 12 p.m. Village Twins has three different types of rooms available - 2 beds, 3 beds and 4 beds. Bed sheets and liner are provided and rooms come with security lockers, reading lights and bathrooms with 24hr hot shower. The rooms are also...
"… of the rooms have swimming pool private bathroom balcony kettle refrigerator air-conditioning TV (BBC, CNN etc, incl) hair-dryer private parking safe box Services also include free transfers to and from the port. Free parking place is also available. There is a frequent bus transport to the beaches of Mylopotas and Yialos, which are only a 10 minutes walk away. The privat room types available are:double and triple. Double rooms...
"Ideally located, 5 minute walk to main village and beach. On arrival at port, it is only a 5 minute taxi ride. We are on the main road, just after the village, on the way to Mylopota Beach." … "… rooms, with tables and chairs looking out onto the most fantastic sea view. Free internet access. Restaurant/Bar on site, open for breakfast , lunch and dinner. Discount at the Restaurant/Bar given to customers staying in the...
"Double,triple or studio with kitchen .We offer eleven clean well equiped rooms for you to come and enjoy the beauty and the buzz of the island.Some of our rooms have a garden view while others look on to the village. All our rooms have private bathrooms and private balconys.,we offer free wifi to our guests.TV, AC and fridges in all rooms.Safety deposit boxs free of charge. Laundry service and breakfast available at extra charge."...
"… Ios Resort hotel and it is just a few meters away from Ios Resort. All our clients whether they stay to choose to Ios Resort hotel or Ios fantasy rooms are allowed to use the pool, the pool bar and the snack bar with no limitations Our rooms are fully equipped with mini-fridge, safe box,a/c and TV. Please Note: Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first...
"… the hotel. The Hotel is close to night life, bars, restaurants, shops and banks. If you would like to spend some quality time surrounded by nature, beauty and comfort, we are looking forward to seeing you at Markos Village. We offer free wireless Internet and free computer rental. And please remember book early for July and August as this is an extremely busy period. Groups are welcome and we have special offers for groups! We...
Far Out Hotel
"Located 50 above Mylopotas beach with a magnifficent view and only 10 min walking distance from Chora. Nice and relaxing atmoshere in the bar and aroun the swimmin pool." … "Located 50 above Mylopotas beach with a magnifficent view and only 10 min walking distance from Chora." … "… Far Out Hotel & Spa, Ios is to experience a world of tranquillity and well being for body, mind and spirit. In an unhurried and nurturing...
"I went to Hermes last year with Stray Travel. The place is awesome and Ios is sweet. If you go to Ios stay here or the Paradise club. Good times." … "I stayed at Hermes in Ios summer 2003 when travelling round the Cyclades with Stray Travel. Hermes and Ios and "big Nick" were so cool we stayed on in Ios for five more days and let the rest of the Stray group continue on the island hopping. It was a blast!!!" … "… Several...
"… our guests that return year after year tell us that they value the quiet serene surroundings and relaxed atmosphere: from the breakfast spread in the shade, the pool-side recliners to cool-off in the afternoon, to an early evening’s aperitif with a colourful sunset backdrop. In certain spheres, Ios has a reputation as a wild party island - this is definitely not a wild party establishment. Olga's pension has got three room types....
George & Irene Hotel
"… record for "probably just a night or two" was set in 2003 by an Aussie who ended up staying for 42 nights! The fact that the hotel enjoys a large communal balcony with BBQ facilities is a massive bonus, as a friendly atmosphere is ideal for small groups to get to meet each other and everyone is encouraged to join in the fun. Many long standing friendships around the world have been forged over the years and don't be...
"Best stay - Best stay at Brothers hotel." … "… TV, mini fridge. The rooms enjoy side sea , pool or garden and inland views from the spacious private balconies. Breakfast Credit card accepted, Garden Laundry service Pets accepted Sun umbrellas and deck lounges City guide, City maps, City tour Front desk - fax service Front desk - safety box Tourist information Children swimming pool Outdoor swimming pool Bike rental Free...
Golden Sun Hotel
"I just loved it! It is probably the best I've been to ever. We felt so comfortable there we just couldn't leave. People there are adorable, they treat you as if you are member of their family.There are no words to describe it, I have left it two days and I would give everything to be there now." … "… a breath-taking view of the port. You can have breakfast in the breakfast room, terrace, or by the pool.You can relax by the...
"Close to the picturesque port of Ios at Cyclades and 50m. From the beach, Petros Place hotel welcomes you to its warm, friendly atmosphere and an unforgettable vacation. All rooms have T.V, music, direct dial phone, mini-fridge, air-condition, hair dryer, bathroom, balcony and some have safety deposit box. You can spend wonderful hours by the hotel's pool and poolside bar. Petros Place hotel also offers parking and complimentary...
Pension La Luna
"… you can relax in the beautiful garden enjoying your breakfast or have a drink on the balcony admiring the view. There is a lounge where guests can watch TV. Even though it is in the center of Chora and therefore near to the nightlife, it is quiet enough to enable you to sleep.We also have a bar and a large veranda for all our clients.Our rooms have a fridge, A/C, TV and some of them private balconies with a view towards the city....
"Our small family run business offers a wide range of spacious studios and apartments, suitable for 2 to 6 personsSeveral of the apartments are built in traditional style with stone and built-in beds. Our place is near to the nightlife (bars/restaurants), but in a quiet area. You can relax on large verandas and enjoy the evenings with a BBQ at our wood burning oven. FACILITIES:Swimming poolSnack barPoolside barParkingTV loungeROOMS...
""Villa Mata" is a family run, traditionally built pension, located at the edge of the picturesque Port of Ios and only 50m from the sandy Yialos beach and 800m from the main village of Ios. Fully renovated in 2006, the complex, consisting of two separate buildings, is surrounded by a beautiful garden where our visitors can enjoy many relaxing and fun BBQ nights. Frequent bus and taxi service will give you easy access to and from the village...
"Skala hotel in Ios Village combines both reasonable prices and an excellent location.The hotel is 3 minutes walk from the centre of ios village and night life. Accomodation types include studios-apartments and rooms for 2-3-4 ... persons.the skala hotel offers for clients of all ages ,friends,couples and families.the view of the town-the port and the sunset is lasting.The friendly atmosphere and the service are fomous and give us compliments...
"6 rooms, 24h. hot water, reception open all day, a/c, t.v., Wifi (free), hair dryer, ironing facilities, laundry service, mini fridge, transport to and from the port. All customers are also welcome to use gratis the swimming pool of our hotel wich is located 300m.distance. Open all year around. Enjoy and don’t miss it!" … Ios Village
"The hotel offers 16 fully equipped rooms with air condition, TV, fridge, phone and safety box. There are a TV lounge, breakfast area, bar, swimming pool and private parking. Come and enjoy your holiday in relaxing surroundings." … "… pool and private parking. Come and enjoy your holiday in relaxing surroundings. FACILITIES:Swimming PoolPoolside BarPrivate Parking Snack BarTV LoungeGardenSERVICES:Safe Deposit Box24hours hot...
"We are located 220 Mt from one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Ios. Our studios and apartments are built in the traditional cyclades styleEach apartment has a separate bedroom, kitchenette, private bathroom and a veranda overlooking the sea." … "250 mt from Mylopotas beach"
"… toast for any homesick Aussies. This is the ideal place to spend your days, sunning by the pool and enjoying our refreshing cocktails and daiquiris. Free internet access and WiFi is available all around the pool area and the rooms. We are a family run business, making all feel welcome to ensure you have the best possible stay on this fast paced island, which is becoming known as the place to party. Mike will pick you up on...
"Its comfortable rooms for up to 3 persons have private bathroom, fridge, air-conditioning and balcony with a view of Mylopotas beach. Mylopotas is not only the best beach in Ios Island, but one of the best in Greece and it is only 5 minutes walk from hour hotel. The beach is very long with fine golden sand and it offers all kind of entertainment and water sports. The hotel offers a warm environment and all facilities and services you may...
Yialos Beach Hotel
"… recently renovated, offers 17 fully furnished and carefully decorated rooms for your comfortable stay at Ios. All rooms maintain the traditional Cyclades style of the area. Air condition, safe, TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection, a fridge and a balcony with a view over the seaside are available in all 17 single and double rooms of the hotel.Have a nice time at the green garden of the hotel, or next to the big private swimming...
"… are given a safe box and map on arrival. We are there to help our guests at any time, so they can enjoy our beautiful island to its best. Galini is very peaceful so you can relax and have whatever you want from Ios ,weather its to enjoy the peaceful and friendly atmosphere from within or go out and see the bright lights and energetic life of Ios. With reasonable prices, helpful staff,hot water all the time, very clean and...
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Ios Island Travel Tips & Suggestions
Ios is one of the friendliest islands I have ever visited. I can understand why people go back year after year. The Orange Bar is so good, and Fiesta a restaurant which cooks such lovely food at a great price, I think can't be beaten. No wonder the locals call us the repeat offenders, as once you go you keep going back.
I agree that Ios is a fantastic party town! Be aware of drink spikings though as it is easy to get too comfortable here and let your guard down. Make sure you have one of the 'kebabs' from the place next to the Red Bull Bar in the main square.
This place has to be one of the best party islands in the world. Your time here will be spent partying at the clubs all night and recovering at the beach or pool by day. Be carefull though, drinking the spirits in the clubs ain't allways what the labels say on the bottles. Stick to bottled beer.
I have been three times in Ios, it is sooooo great! Stay the longest time in Ios, you will love the nightlife! Nobody is so dressed up, you can wear your sandals in the clubs and the prices are ok.
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