IOS SAILED TRAVELS 10 MUST DO’S
2 – CHECK OUT MANGANARI BEACH AND NEVERBAY
3 – HIKE TO THE TOP CHURCH OF CHORA FOR SUNSET
4 – PARTY AT FAR OUT BEACH CLUB, MYLOPOTUS BEACH
5 – HEAD TO THE AMPHITHEATRE FOR AMAZING IOS VIEWS
6 – ENJOY THE NIGHTLIFE OF CHORA
7 – HEAD TO PATHOS SUNSET LOUNGE FOR A BOOZY SUNSET
8 – RELAX AND UNWIND TO THE LIVE MUSIC OF MEXICAN CLIFF FRONT RESTAURANT HARMONY
9 – EXPLORE THE HISTORY OF IOS AT HOMERS TOMB
10 – ADVENTURE OUT ON A ATV TOUR LOOKING FOR THE BEST BEACHES AND CLIFFS JUMPS
Ios, Greece, an island filled with beautiful beaches, dramatic views and some of the best partying in the world.
On arrival to Ios’ port, you will be enthralled by the distinctive landscapes and astonishing blue water. From May to October Ios comes alive at all hours of the day. Beginning in the daytime with Far Out Beach Club and continuing into the early hours of the morning with an assortment of quirky bars. These venues literally have everything! From silent discos (Shush) to ball pit bars (Delta House).
In addition to the partying scene, the Island has so much more to offer! You can discover some of the islands more secluded sandy beaches such as Manganari in the south and Agia Theodoti in the islands east. For the adventure enthusiast, you can hike the hidden trails to the Island’s hilltop monasteries. To escape the crowds, ATV Quad biking around the island is highly recommended. You can find the best cliff jumps, clearest blue waters or even run wild into the countryside of goat farms.
When it comes to a European holiday, it’s non-negotiable that you can’t miss Ios, Greece.
Getting to Ios
Getting to Ios can sometimes seem tricky as there is no airport! The best way to access Ios island is by ferry. Most people choose to fly directly to Athens, Santorini, Mykonos and then take the ferry to Ios. The ferry from Athens to Ios depart from two ports in Athens, Piraeus and Rafina. During the summer season, ferries to Ios run pretty frequently. There are usually between three and six per day. The ferries usually take between two and seven hours. Ferry times are usually released three months before the booking date.
Piraeus port is located about 45km from Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos) and 12km from Athens city centre. It is the largest port in Greece. The best ways to get to Piraeus are;
- By Bus – take the x96 bus. It’s only €5.00 per person, clean, air conditioned and just as fast as taking a taxi. The bus from Athens to the port of Piraeus takes about 1 hour to 1.5 hours depending on traffic. The bus leaves every 20 minutes during the day and every 40 minutes at night (22:30 – 05:00). You need to buy a ticket before boarding the bus from the kiosk outside arrivals and remember to validate your ticket in the yellow box when you get on the bus.
- By Metro – the train station is connected to the airport. Take the Blue line (M3) from Athens Airport to Monastiraki, then change onto the Green line (M1) to Piraeus which is the last stop and right in front of the port. There are discounts available for additional people e.g. for 1 person to travel the cost is €8.00, for 2 people it is only €14 and for 3 it is €20. Trains run every 30 minutes (on the hour and half hour) from 05:30 – 00:15 (02:00 on Fridays and Saturdays). The journey takes about 1 hour.
- By Taxi – there is a flat rate for travel by taxi from the airport to Piraeus Port. The journey is about 40-60 minutes and it should cost about €50 during the day and about €65 at night.