Rent an ATV
For only 18 euro, we were able to rent this 4 wheeler for the day. On Ios it is very advantageous to rent a scooter of ATV since much of the island is inaccessable by any other way. Our ATV only went 15 mph downhill, but it was able to get us to Manginari Beach and almost to Homer's Tomb. I say almost because our vehicle stalled at the top of a mountain on our way to Homer's Tomb. Needless to say, we were pretty freaked out that we might be stranded on top of a mountain with a buch of goats. Luckily we got it going and elected to head back and give up on Homer. Even with the slight problems, I would highly recommend renting a vehicle in Ios, at least for a day or two.
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Party in Hora
Hora is the center of nighlife on Ios. The bus takes you there for 2 euro. We left from the port of Ios, but the bus runs across the main parts of the island. There are young people everywhere at night. Bars and clubs are everywhere. Once you enter the town, you can take your pick of places to go.
The Far Out Club
We went to the Far Out Club as soon as we got to Ios. It is on Mylopotis beach. This is a popular place for backpackers to stay. We went during the day and there were people everywhere. I think there was some kind of "t-shirt" contest going on. There are a few pools, waterslides, bars, internet access, and even a cheap cafe. There seems to be something going on all day. If you want to leave and relax than you can just walk across the street to the beach.
Get a Free T-Shirt
Some of the bars in Hora give free t-shirts if you order 7 shots. So if you are looking for a free shirt and you want to have a good time, then head to these bars.
The three we found were: The Fun Pub, The Red Bull Club, and The Slammer Bar!
You must go and see Magnari Beach. My suggestion it to take a car...costs around 45 Euro a day which includes half a tank of gas. have about 4 people...and go visit Magnari Beach. Spend the day there. It is a 45 minute drive. The roads are ***ty..yet the place is worth visiting. Excellent water and great beach without any crowd.
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