The truth is when the world mentions Greece, most of us think “Santorini” as if to say it was the only island worth visiting. Today is not about Santorini but about another little gem Ios. Ios is an island in cyclades group in the Aegean Sea. Ios is only about 18km long and 10km wide. If there is one thing that the island is known for is that it is a party island. I went to Ios as part of a trip where I visited other islands in the group from Santorini to Mykonos (Stay tuned for my write-up on these other islands). Below is my visual diary of what I got up to on the island #Enjoy
Arriving by ferry to Ios
Enroute to our hotel
A view from the balcony in my stunning hotel (Dionysos Seaside Resort)
My room at the hotel
My gem of a hotel – DIONYSOS
How I spent my day (Relaxing)
Beach vibes at the Milopotas beach a short walk from my hotel
My favourite restaurant in Ios (You literally pick the fish you want cooked from the sea)
Some of the amazing heavenly food delicacies
Me and my travel partners at Drakos
Almyra by the sea
One of the many divine seafood meals in Ios
What I loved about Ios: The seafood (especially the restaurant Drakos) was just AMAZING. And our hotel, it was such a little gem that I would love to replicate once I open my own hotel (some day, some day lol)
What I didn’t like: The island was somewhat taken over by children i.e. teenagers who were seeking freedom so was a little bit irritating in some locations on the island.
Would I go back: For the food, 100%
Travel Tip: Book your ferry to the islands in advance to avoid any disappoint as they get very packed especially in the summer months
Getting Around: Some people rent cars but we simply booked cabs given we were only on the island for 2 days. I don’t think it’s necessary to rent a car on the island as least for us as we walked around a lot as we were close to beaches and restaurants.
Hope you enjoyed my write-up on Ios. And hopefully it inspired you somewhat. Do let me know if you have any questions.