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The Gorgeous Greek Island Of Ios

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I have been exceptionally blessed to stay on the island of Ios. Over the week I fell in love with this island and it's sea repeatedly. Ios rightfully has a reputation for its nightlife and party clubs. However there is so much more to this beautiful Island. Hiking cliffs, swimming in clear blue waters, gorgeous sunsets, delicious local food, mule rides, midnight swims, sipping Greek coffee, discovering Moussaka, and meeting wonderful locals are only some of the highlights I hold dear from Ios.
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Port of Ios, Γιαλός, Gialos 840 01, Greece
Making the Trek from the port of Ios to the village up the hill should be made via mule ride once during your stay. For the low price of 5 Euros a man will lead you by mule up the paved narrow steps. This short journey was unexpectedly very...
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Valmas, Ios 840 01, Greece
One of the greatest highlights of my week here on Ios was the adventure of hiking from the beautiful port church past rocky cliffs and small dirt trails to a small restaurant and beach hidden away from the touristy town areas. Our hike was...
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Yialos Beach Ios 84001, Ios 840 01, Greece
Petra combines the best of both worlds creating the comforts and privacy of home as well as the luxuries of a hotel. The location is ideally set on the waters of Ios bay. It is walking distance to the port and lively village but far enough away to...
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Port of Ios, Γιαλός, Gialos 840 01, Greece
Of all the aspects that have won my heart here on the Greek island of Ios the Aegean sea and island beaches have been the greatest. While they create breath taking views and a subtle atmosphere of reflecting light and welcoming waters, they are...
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Ios Chora, Ios 840 01, Greece
I have been delighted and amazed by the food in Greece and recommend trying as much local food as possible while traveling here. One well know dish is Moussaka this dish has layers of potatoes, eggplant, meat, and cheese. All to often this classic...
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Koumbara Ios Island, Ios Chora Koumbaras 840 01, Greece
This is a wonderful beach to watch the sunset over the sea, take a swim in the clear blue waters, or enjoy a drink or local bite at the sea side restaurant. I loved and devoured this delicious Greek yogurt topped with local island honey. The...
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Epar.Od. Iou-Ormou Iou, Ios 840 01, Greece
Walk by earlier in the day to see what the nights roast will be, smell the evening meal in process, and talk with the local cooks. Each night has a different meal such as lamb or pork that is slowly roasted all day. If the meal is to your liking...
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Yialos Beach Ios 84001, Ios 840 01, Greece
I have had the privilege of staying at this inn for a week, and have fallen in love with its little open air cafe. The chef Susanna uses many local and organic items, many from the inn owners garden. Susanna's handmade fig jam, capers, and olives...
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Koumbara Ios Island, Ios Chora Koumbaras 840 01, Greece
There seems to be beautiful views from nearly ever location I was blessed to visit on Ios. Sunrise and sunset became a highlight to witness each day from wherever we happened to stand at the moment. My last evening on the island we took the bus...
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Mylopotas Beach, Ios 840 01, Greece
Mylopotas beach is a stretch of sunny beach lined with bars, restaurants, hotels, and a youthful party scene. Depending on the day or time of day this stretch of beach could be quite and lazy in the sun or have music and people dancing on cars....
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Epar.Od. Iou-Ormou Iou, Ios 840 01, Greece
In the port of Ios there is a little bakery with extremely tasty treats. Luckily they have many decadent delicious treats made at individual size. Either as a late night treat, a sweet bite while you wait for a bus or a boat, or for a box full of...