any believe that Ios is the most beautiful island in the Cyclades. The pretty little chapel of St Irene at the entrance to the harbour, the town of Chora, white above the harbour, climbing up a hillside, with a chapel at the top-all this at once creates this impression.
|uring daytime you can enjoy swimming in fantastic beaches like the famous Mylopotas(one of the finest in Greece and island's most crowded especially by young people), Manganari(a vast golden sandy beach, at the southern extremity of the island), Ayia Theodoti(an excellent secluded beach, about 10 km from Chora) and Psathi(a beautiful deserted beach at the eastern part of the island).|
|ater comes an exploration of Chora, with its narrow alleys, white houses, windmills and tiny chapels and then a dinner either in the divine harbour of Ios, either in spectacular Chora. And finally comes the world famous nightlife of Ios. The starting and ending point is Chora with its countless bars, pubs, clubs and discotheques. The multicolored and multiethnic crowd participates into this game of fun and all the people are members of an international family.|
|os is the place of the ultimate freedom! But any description, however, lags far behind the reality. There is only one answer: come to see! If you are young, or you feel young, this is the place for you!
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