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City break in Ios Island. Active leisure ideas for Ios Island - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Ios will be an ideal place for those tourists who like walking. The island is small, so it is difficult to get lost here but is easy to find a lot of picturesque places on Ios. Well groomed footpaths link a large number of historical and natural objects with the main settlements and camping sites. That’s why you can easily reach all the interesting places on foot. It is caused not only by a large number of tourists, but also by the fact that not all locals have cars, and it is much easier to reach some places on foot than by public transport. If you prefer cycling, you will not be bored here. You can rent a mountain bike and visit attractions.
Mylopotas Beach is the most popular and the busiest beach of Ios. It’s located next to Chora and its port area. This sand beach is about kilometer long and is known for lively … Open
Those who want to have a beach holiday should definitely visit Ios. For example, you can go to Manganari. There are 5 picturesque beaches, which are linked together with some small bays. Despite the fact that Manganari is a distant place, umbrellas and beach beds are available for tourists here. Furthermore, there is a playground where your children can play and have fun. This beach is also visited by surfers. It is interesting to know that a famous Luc Besson movie «Big Blue» was made here.
However, Manganari is not the only place where tourists can swim. You can sunbathe in Ormos, where the main port is situated or visit Kalamaki, Agia Theodoti, Kolitsani and Plakes. Psathi is a secluded beach, where you can get by car or by boat. One of the first Greek hippie communes appeared here in the 70s, that’s why Ios is very popular among young people. Copyright
Comfortable guest houses and apartments are the most extent hospitality places on Ios, but there's also a good choice of luxurious resort hotels. Dionysos hotel in Mylopotas is widely … Open
You can find a lot of nightclubs in Chora. People joke that Chora is not the best place for families and elderly people. The most popular clubs are situated near the central square. They are Red Bull bar, Ios Blue, Jonis Electric Rock Bar, Shooters, Disco 69. All the clubs fall silent closer to the morning and people go to cocktail bars on the outskirts of the city. For instance, Scorpion Club is a popular place. People chat, listen to relaxing music, drink cocktails and smoke hookah.
Active tourists can try windsurfing, sailing and diving here. If you have no experience, you can go to a local diving centre, get an international certificate and dive in every place in the world. Snorkelling is one more way to enjoy underwater landscapes and explore rich underwater flora and fauna. Water is warm and crystal clear here.
A tin of olives is one of the most popular Greek souvenirs. Tinned olives with or without different toppings can be found in every supermarket. If you want to buy fresh olives, you should … Open
Sea trip around the island deserves your attention. There are places you can reach only by sea. If desired, visit the nearby island and enjoy picturesque views. If you are keen on fishing, rent a boat and spend a great time in the open sea. Moreover, if you are not very experienced, you can talk to the locals and ask for their advice. You can also fish from the shore and rent all the necessary equipment here.
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From the series “Monochromatic Cities - Stunning Views”
The island’s population goes up to 13 400 people. Most of them work in the tourism industry. Fishing is still the major business in this area. It makes sense to try dozens of fish dishes and quite exotic sea delicatessens in the local restaurants. Guests of the island put the beach recreation at the first place. There you can go diving, the island has outstanding facilities for it. … Read further


From the series “The Most Magical and Picturesque Cities in the World”
At present, the island’s population is about 2000 people. in addition to the fabulously beautiful old streets, you can see many unique historical sites and archaeological artifacts on its territory. One of the most interesting objects on the island are the ruins of Egiale. Here, archaeologists have discovered interesting inscriptions. They are dated 3 - 2 centuries BC and narrate that pirates came repeatedly to the island, took values from local residents ​​and even took prisoners. … Read further
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Guide to your best city break in Ios Island - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Ios Island - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Ios Island?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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