OUR SELECTION OF HOTELS
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WHERE TO STAY? BEST HOTELS BY LOCATION
The vast majority of hotels lie on the west side of the island and more specifically in the region of Chora, Ormos, Mylopotas, Gialos and Tzamaria. Manganari is a beautiful remote beach at the east side where a small number of lodgings have been built recently.
Mylopotas is by far the most popular beach of Ios and a place where the vast majority of options are located on the island. The beach is long, sandy with clean and calm waters. The biggest part of the beach is organised and offers many tourist facilities, restaurants, beach bars and watersports while there is also an unorganised part without umbrellas and sunbeds. One shall find every type of hotel here from budget rooms-to-let to luxury options. It lies 3km away from Chora and can be reached on foot with a 20’ walk or by bus/car.
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Chora (Main village)
Chora is the main village of Ios located on its west side, just 20’ on foot from the port of the island. The picturesque cycladic style village has wonderful views to the sea, a traditional Cycladic architecture, nice shops and restaurants and is the hub of the island's nightlife with numerous bars and clubs. Many cheap options are found here since young travellers want to stay close to the party zone. Of course, other types are also present in the island’s capital and can cover any taste or budget.
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Ormos is the main port of the island. The settlement is built amphitheatrically on the slopes of a hill overlooking the sea. Shops, restaurants and tourist facilities are located here as well as rooms for rent, pensions and hotel's rooms.
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Manganari is one of the most beautiful beaches at the east part of the island. A reason for its charm is the fact that it lies a few kilometers away from the busy tourist zone of the west side and has managed to preserve its pure wild nature. The beach remains unspoiled, with only a limited number of tourist facilities.
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Ios is a beautiful Cycladic island that has been famous for its vivid nightlife for many decades and has maintained this reputation to this day.
Young travellers from Greece, Europe and all around the world visit Ios every summer for its clubs, bars and fun by the beach.
It is not a secret that many compare Ios to the fellow greek party island destination of Mykonos.
The fact that many young college travellers visit the island, has resulted in low prices with budget options, campings and rooms-to-let especially around the areas close to the party zone.
Apart from the young tourist party community, in recent yars, Ios attracts visitors who like luxury and privacy, creating a parallel niche product of the exact opposite of what this island has been famous for.
Being a major party destination for years, Ios has developed touristically only certain locations while others were left completely virgin and untouched by tourism.
Beautiful remote beaches with turquoise waters and dramatic landscapes are found around the island while traces of its rich historic past are everywhere.
Minimally designed lavish retreats is a new option that has flourished on the island of Homer and draws holidaymakers who want to unwind and relax in the heart of the Aegean sea.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
When should I book my hotel?
It is recommended to book your stay in Ios as soon as you have arranged your holiday dates. If you are travelling July- early September it is safer to have completed your reservation by May the latest.
Where should I book my hotel?
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Is there another way to make a hotel reservation?
You can contact the hotel by phone or mail. In some cases, you might find some cheaper rates but it is not recommended.
When is the best time to visit Ios?
If you are visiting Ios for its party scene, then July and August are the busiest months on the island when young travellers visit the island. If you want to avoid the crowds, June and September are the best months to visit Ios, relax and unwind.
Will I find last-minute availabilities?
Don’t wait until the last minute to book your lodging if you are travelling from July to early September. It is high season on the island and all options get sold out several months in advance.
What types of accommodation are found in Ios?
You can basically find all types. More specifically there are boutique hotels, rooms to let, bnbs, and there is a small number of luxury hotels and suites too.
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Is Ios expensive?
Overall accomodation in Ios is considered to be of moderate price rates. It varies according to the type of hotel. Being a party destination, Ios offers many cheap lodgings for backpackers and young travellers. Luxury retreats are also found on the island.
How much does accommodation cost?
Depends on many factors. An average estimation without including Luxury options, for 2 persons would be around 50-100 euros/per night in high season.
Where is the best place to stay if you are travelling on a budget?
You can find cheap options (30-70euros) around the touristic zone of the island such as in Chora, and Mylopotas. For your convenience, use our filter engine to discover the budget options on the island recommended by our team
Which are the best luxury stays?
Ios has experienced a sustainable growth in luxury tourism. By using our filters, you can find out the best recommendations for luxury stays.