"Ios has long held a reputation as 'Party Island'. There are wall-to-wall bars and nightclubs in Hora (also known as 'the village') that thump all night, and fantastic fun facilities at Milopotas Beach that entertain all day". Quote from Europe on a Shoe String by Lonely Planet.
Sounds right up our alley! But unfortunately we did not party one single evening whilst at Ios.... Lame, I hear you say? We agree. But it was a battle of the wills and we endured through the pain to once again become beings that sufficiently operate during daylight hours....
In light of that, Ios was prrrreeetttyyyy chillaxed. Our accommodation was just down the road from the port where the ferry arrives so that was nice and easy for us! We went and grabbed some lunch, checked out the nearby facilities and beach, bought a Lilo each and then went to the hotel pool. The beach was way too windy. After a stressful afternoon sunbathing and floating in the pool, we caught the bus up to the Hora to explore the narrow streets, shops and grab some traditional food for dinner... Thai. Haha it was really delicious.
We hired a scooter each the next day so we could check out some of the secluded beaches and the rest of the island over three days. We started our ride with a trip to go see 'Homers Tomb', not really sure who Homer is though.... The rest of our time in Ios included cruising on our scooters, lazing on the beach or by the pool and generally chilling out!
Here's the photos