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Ios is a typical Cycladic island and one of the most preferred destinations when it comes to entertainment. Offering a large array of bars and clubs mainly scattered aroundt the picturesque Town of Ios.
Although it is mostly famous as a youth destination, Ios Island has many places off-the beaten-track. Visitors love the traditional style of Ios town and the sandy beaches, the countless churches and the numerous sights of archeological interest. Holidays in Ios can be both peaceful and 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 youngsters.
Hora, the main town of Ios, is the centre of activities on the island with many shops, hotels and bars.
By ferry: Ios can be reached by highspeed and conventional ferries. During the summer months there are daily scheduled itineraries from the ports of Piraeus and Rafina. The highspeed boat ride takes about 4.5hrs and the conventional ferry takes up to 7-8hrs, depending on the layovers. Ios is also connected to the other islands of the Cyclades complex (Santorini, Mykonos, Paros, Tinos, Syros, Folegandros, etc).
Tip: During high season the bars of Hora become very crowded and are recommended for youngsters only.
Private day-cruise to Santorini: Ios is locted very close to Santorini so it is a good idea to charter a motor yacht and take a private cruise to Santorini. You will get the chance to experience the unique aura of the Aegean Sea and of course relax on board, swim in undiscovered waters and admire the infamous Santorini sunset in total privacy!