Holidays in Ios

    Ios Greece belongs to the Cycladic islands. It is particularly famous for the wonderful beaches, the picturesque village of Chora and certainly the intense nightlife that attracts mostly young crowds. Beach parties start in the midday and last till the early hours in Mylopotas, making it a popular place for teenagers and youth. However, this island is not only for partying. It has great places to relax away from large crowds and noise. The coastline of Ios has wonderful beaches with soft sand and emerald waters. You will also love walking along the narrow paved streets of Chora, one of the most picturesque villages in Cyclades. From the highest spot of Chora, you will enjoy a breathtaking view to the sea.

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    Although it is mostly famous as a youth destination, Ios island has many places off the beaten track. Visitors love the traditional style of Chora and the sandy, crystal beaches. Holidays in Ios can be both peaceful or intense, depending on your preferences. There are places in Ios where families with kids can spend a relaxing holiday, and also places like Mylopotas with the beach bars and watersports that are fantastic for the young. Chora, the main town of Ios, is the centre of activities on the island with many shops, hotels and bars.

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    Hotels in Ios

    Most hotels in Ios are found in Chora, the main village of the island, and at the beach of Mylopotas, providing good access to the many restaurants, bars and clubs on the island. Almost all of the apartments and studios are built in traditional Cycladic style. Some convenient accommodations are also found around the port. As Ios is a very cosmopolitan destination, there is a variety of luxurious and modern places to stay during your Ios holidays, such as spa resorts, boutique hotels, suites and villas.

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    Panagia Gremiotissa

    The island of Ios is one of the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to the Cyclades islands group. It is known as a party island and attract youth from all over the world.

    The capital of Ios island is Hora, a picturesque Cycladic village with paved streets and whitewashed sugar houses. This is the centre of activities in summer with many night bars, restaurants and shops. The island is surrounded by idyllic beaches with golden sand and pure emerald waters. Most beaches are almost deserted, without any tourist facilities to spoil their wild beauty. Mylopotas, Gialos and Maganari are the most popular and tourist organized beaches, attracting many visitors.

    Sightseeing is few on Ios island, but worth to visit are the Odysseus Elytis Theatre above Chora for the breathtaking view and the church of Panagia Gremiotissa for the picturesque architecture. Located near Santorini and Folegandros, Ios can be combined for holidays with many other Greek islands. In this guide of Ios island, you will find all the necessary information about vacationing on the island.

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