Ios : Where the party never ends.
After biding adieu to the lovely Paros, it was time for us to say hello to the party hub, Ios. The whole island of Ios is on a hill and the Airbnb we stayed in was at the top of that hill, so we had a beautiful view of the whole island from our apartment. It was the best property of our entire trip and was obviously, the most expensive one.
We rested for a while and then went out in the evening for drinks at this beautiful place, Ios Club Sunset & Cocktail bar. After that we explored the streets of Ios and ended the night with an amazing dinner at La Buca restaurant.
Our first morning in Ios was a lazy one and our lovely apartment made it even difficult for us to go out and explore. So, we made some pasta and had our little brunch while enjoying the view of the island. After brunch we finally convinced ourselves to go out and explore some places. We spent the afternoon doing the usual touristy stuff and in the evening we went to Pathos Sunset lounge to attend the biggest sunset beach party that happens there every day at sunset. We then explored some crazy clubs of IOS, partied till 4 a.m. and just when we were craving something sweet, we had the best crepes of the entire trip (not kidding).
We were in Ios for three days and all three days we partied like crazy. The parties in Ios start at 2-3 a.m. in the morning, so we used to come home by 7-8 a.m. and then, sleep the whole day. But I have a confession; it was quite a struggle for us to find all the party places in Ios. So, here is the story. Me and my friend Deepanshi were having dinner at a cafe and there was a thin wall opposite that cafe where people came and disappeared in seconds. We inquired from the locals and they told us that behind that thin wall were all the party places/clubs. We went there and there were about 50-60 clubs (not exaggerating!) and each club had its own different theme.
Must visit place in Ios :
- Ios Club Sunset & Cocktail Bar – to experience a peaceful and calming sunset.
- La Buca Restaurant – for fine dining.
- Pathos Sunset Lounge – sunset beach party place. One of the biggest parties happens here at sunset
- The Orange Bar – best rock music bar..
- Far Out Beach Club – for the craziest party.
The whole vibe of Ios is very peppy and vibrant. It is mainly for people who like to party. So, if you are not a party person I will recommend you to skip Ios, as it is just like Mykonos, only cheaper and nicer.
Stay tuned for my upcoming blogs on Santorini and Zakynthos.