When most people think of Greek islands, Santorini or Mykonos are more popular choices, but Ios is often unknown. However, there are many Greek islands that should be on your radar. If you want fewer tourists, for instance, Santorini might not be the right place for you. If you want an authentic Greek party scene with cheap eats and even cheaper drinks, then Ios might just be your paradise.
What to do during the day in Ios
Ios is always a party, so if you’re in your 30’s and appreciate day drinking more than night drinking, then this is the place to do it! So, relish in that Greek island life, grab some gyros and beer and head over to the beach for some serious fun.
If you’re not so much into laying on the beach and swimming in the crystal blue waters, you can enjoy a booze cruise instead. There are a few great companies who run the cruises almost daily. Check in with your hotel/ hostel or Airbnb host of the best companies to book through and make a reservation. On the cruises, you can relax in the sun, have some drinks and do some seriously cool cliff jumping.
If you want to do some exploring, you can take a walk through the downtown of the island. Marvel at the unique Cyclades architecture. For those looking to amp up on the adventure, rent a four wheeler downtown and roam around the island.
What to do at night in Ios
Have dinner at one of the great little family owned restaurant on the island.
Next, head to Slammer Bar, where young people race through the doors constantly for their great drink deals. Whether you want to partake in the shenanigans or just watch the show unfold, it’s guaranteed to be a crazy night.