Ios Island Travel Guide

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Ios Island Highlights

  • Pro
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    Laserone says…

     One of a million, still good architecture, food and fun 

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    buffymaus says…

     two weeks is almost too long, no sightseeing 

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     Beauty! 

Ios Island Things to Do

  • Tour The Island

    There's a very nice Priate ship in the port that for 20 euros will take you to some very nice beaches, some of which are isolated.

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  • Water Sports

    Milopotas beach:You can find many water sports to do here, not really cheap but not even that expensive.And if you are brave enough you can even get a free t-shirt of the beach.

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  • After Sun Dancing

    AT THE " FAR OUT BAR".... Well you had your sun in the beach, you had your swimming in the water, the frisbee, the gyros in the hot sun and you're too lazy to go back to the hotel from Mylophotas beach to where you are staying. Ok, so grab your few things from the sand, call the friends lying in the red evening sun, call those kissing in the water,...

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Ios Island Hotels

Ios Island Restaurants

  • home of the fishbowl

    Want to get 12 LITRES of cocktails served in two goldfish bowls with neon-colored FOOT-LONG straws for €35? Really craving that pad thai or green curry even though you're in Greece? If so, Ali Baba's is the place for you. The owner,Cookie, takes meticulous care of his restaurant, which started as an Asian food place but has recently expanded to...

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  • Best breakfast and smoothies ever!!!

    Great breakfast, Great Smoothies & perfect service!!Located on the beach of Mylopotas, just 10m from the sea!! Dont miss the hangover cocktails.. All that healthy fresh salads and the fresh made Greek salad sandwich.

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  • Last Night Of The Skippers...

    Yep, here again the local knowledge came in trumps! This was a great little restaurant, slightly off the main drag and with a menu within a menu. Advertising itself as a "Steak House" the menu makes no mention of the hidden delights tucked away in the fridge under the display cabinet"Ah John," captain Vassilli says, "You like your fish!" A...

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  • The Bestest Meal Ever!!!

    Food doesn't get much better than this!!Here on Ios, on our last sailing day before heading for Santorini the following morning, Gala and Allan decided to use up all the leftovers in the fridge and I must admit to being extremely impressed with the result!!!Simplicity is always the best in my book and the true sign of a real cook is to be able to...

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  • Good local taverna in surprisingly quiet...

    Traditional family run taverna which stands out from most of the eating establishments in Ios village offering good local staples. Especially recommended are the grilled meats. The friendly owner will join you for a complimentary rako melo (a local drink made from raki, honey and cinnamon) at the end of your meal. Spit roasted lamb. Very generous...

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  • The biggest burger I've seen

    If you're hungry this is a good place to go because you get so much food.We were a little group that just came back from a road trip, and wanted to have some good food not too far from our boat. Here the food was good, and you really got a lot! A lot of us tried The Ultimate Burger - the biggest burger I've ever seen!

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Ios Island Nightlife

  • Cool music and irrestistable shots!

    Cosy little bar about 100m from main square, playing a wonderfully eclectic mix of rock music. Ask for just about anything and they'll probably have it. The range of chocolate shots is dangerously good!! You must try the Malteaser or the Turkish Delight or the After Eight, or any or all of the rest!! Staff are also very friendly. It's a hard place...

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  • Irish Bar

    Ios is famous for it´s nighlife and although it was obviously not in full swing in early June we found this great Irish Bar. We went there to watch some football and when we arrived the bar was packed with Irish people. And boy do they know how to entertain themselves. The second the referee blew his whistle for half time they all jumped up on the...

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Ios Island Local Customs

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    by ealgisi Written Apr 18, 2007

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    I found Greek people very friendly.
    If you go eat in a Taverna (a local restaurant), and someone invites you to see the kitchen ad shows you the food before cooking it, don't say no, go and have a look around in the kitchen.

    They are proud to show you the kitchen, i think is a way to show you how they work and ther working environment.

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Ios Island Favorites

  • Useful phone numbers

    The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,...

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  • Where the Earth Moved - The Local...

    Marit and I were sitting in this internet cafe catching up with our mails and I definitely didn't feel like I was on dry land at all - the earth was moving!! "Is it moving for you?" I asked."It's moving for me!" She replied.That was really wierd - us poor landlubbers after only 4 days on the boats were now getting seasick on dry land! Anyway here's...

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  • A Chance For Some Male-Bonding!

    The main harbour here on Ios doesn't allow visiting yachts to use their anchors but instead provides chain moorings to which the yachts can be affixed. This however does take a bit of brute stregnth as the chains have to be hoisted from the sea bottom and a line from the boat attached whilst at the same time the boat has to be guided to its berth...

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