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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
"… /> Location: 300m from Chora and 300m from the Port, or a 5 minutes’ walk from Chora and the Port. 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 if you come in another time. Also It's your own responsibility...
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/???? ??...
"… can see all of aegean.All our guests are given a safebox and maps on arrival.We are there to help our guests at any time so they can enjoy our beautiful island. Free transfer from to the port. We offer 13 fully equipped rooms, with mini bar, shower, safety boxes,, verandas with a view of the Aegean Sea' and Mylopotas beach. Most of the rooms...
Holidays in ios
"… is a pleasant space available to all 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,...
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 ....
"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...
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Far Out Camping + Bungalows
"Loved it! - I had no issues with the accommodation at Far Out. Yes our little dog box (wooden frame tent with canvas top) got a little hot during the day but who cares you should be out enjoying Ios not sleeping. The facilities at Far Out were excellent, the staff were very friendly, the location is amazing and even though it's a massive party there every afternoon\night it is cleaned up straight away and I felt completely safe." …...
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...
"… 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...
"British management. Small, family run business. Rooms include 24 hour hot water, towels, fridge, air-conditioner, ., free wii-fii. Amazing veranda access from all 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 rooms. Please note: Cancellation policy: 48h...
"… 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...
"… 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 them! We also have a nice apartment with a great view to Chora, which has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate 8 people. The apartment has 2 bathrooms, air conditioning, fridge, full cuisine, television and 2...
Far Out Hotel
"… for body, mind and spirit. In an unhurried and nurturing atmosphere, each guest is guided on a path to beauty for both inner and outer selves. Treat yourself to something special, life is to short not to make the most of it! 42 newly refurbished rooms all with breath taking sea view and private balconies. Individually controlled A/C Satellite TV Music (2 channels) Telephone Safe Box Mini Bar Hair Dryer The famous...
"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!!!" … "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." … "… island....
"… 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
"… Baby cots are also available. The complex also has a restaurant, bar, cafeteria, television room and a roof garden. All Ios' main beaches are only a short walk away and if you want to be more adventurous you can hop on a boat and cruise around to the famous Manganri Beach. The hotel is renowned for its friendly atmosphere and many pre-party nights in the village start on the balcony of George & Irenes (they often...
"Best stay - Best stay at Brothers hotel." … "… 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 parking Hotel bus Private car parking Rent a car in the hotel Children's play area - outdoor Internet/Email services Satellite TV TV Room Pool bar In Skarkos' hill only five...
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." … "… You can have breakfast in the breakfast room, terrace or by the pool. There is a satellite TV, lounge and bar. You may also have...
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....
""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...
"… Non-Smoking Rooms. Activities: Outdoor Swimming Pool. Internet: Free wireless internet available throughout the hotel. Also at the reception there is a computer with internet connection and printer Guest Parking: Free public parking is possible outside the Hotel. All rooms at the Avanti Hotel is fully equipped with bathroom, TV, refrigerator, telephone, safe and hairdryer. Please note: Cancellation policy: 72h...
"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"
"… 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 your arrival and return you to the port when...
"Hotel Acropolis offers warm atmosphere and superior view to the sea. Hotel Acropolis is located on the road from Ios village (Hora) to Mylopotas Beach. 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...
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...
"… our guests 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...
Galaxy Hotel Ios
"Galaxy is a family hotel and it is built with the philosophy of Cycladic buildings. Guests can use many benefits we offer, like our big sea view balcony, to enjoy their breakfast. Also they can use for free, our wireless, our safe box in reception and parking area for their vehicles. Our property has 16 double rooms. Each one offers you A/C, TV, fridge, Wi-Fi, and hair dryer. We can offer you two types of double room: one with single beds...
"… something suitable either for relaxing, or for action-packed water activities. With the popular Gialos beach only a short walk away, those who enjoy water sports will be impressed; and for those seeking some solitude, the picturesque Tzamaria offers a quiet cove to retreat to. Koumbara beach is also within a close radius, offering the clearest water on the island for scuba / snorkeling. Upon arrival at our hotel, most of our...
"… of traditional Cycladic interior design. By the time of your arrival you can take a breath lounging in our spacious vintage sofas, surrounded by the authentic ambiance inspired by the truly Greek homey atmosphere. Breakfast Hall- TV Lounge You can always enjoy your breakfast indoors, in our spacious breakfast hall which is equipped with air-conditioning and TV. Reception Our reception desk is open daily from 8:00 a.m....
Blue Sky Hotel
"… the town and a five minute walk from the beach of Mylopotas. 24 hours warm tab water. Free transporation from and towards the port. Family and friedly environment. Beautiful rooms situated only 5 mins from the village and 10 mins to the wonderful Milopotas beach, both walking distance. Rooms offer a stunning view of the island and Aegean Sea. facilities include 24 hours hot water, private bathroom, fridge, t.v., A/C and...
"Flisvos Hotel is an ideal base for the budget concious traveller that wants a quiet room in an amazing location. Sea and sunset view in the front, palm trees and the edge of town in the back, cooled by the sea breeze. All of our visitors end up spending more time on the balconies than they planned. Flisvos Hotel in the Port of Ios, and overlooks the yachts moored in the marina. A 10 minute uphill walk or 5 minute bus ride takes you to town,...
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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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