Magganari is the most popular destination on Ios boasting a set of beautiful beaches with golden sand and crystal clear emerald water The area is generally peaceful and the visitors may enjoy the most relaxing holidays. Magganari , is on the south of the island 25km from the main village.
“Maria (and of course her mother Eva), the appartment and the location are wonderful. DO NOT think twice just book it. If you are looking for somewhere quiet by the sea away from town then you can't go wrong. Fabulous appartment (we were upstairs) with a large terrace that has the sun all day and a lovely view of the sea. The beach is perfect with white sand and calm crystal clear water. Who needs a pool when you can be in the sea in a few minutes? There are 3 tavernas in Manganari. One was still open when we visited during the first half of October. There are no shops so if you need supplies it requires a visit to town (35/40 minute drive) so a rental car is a good idea and also gives you freedom to see elsewhere. The locals are very friendly and Manganari has the feeling of a small village. The goats must get a mention. Every morning they are moved and all wearing bells. A lovely spectacle that becomes part of your day. Stay there. You will not be disappointed.”
Granny's House is situated in Chora the center of Ios Island. It has just been renovated and it is suitable for families and a group of young people cause you have everything that our center has to offer within a walking distance .
“It was such a pleasure to stay at Granny's House. First of all the location in the city is perfect because everything you need is reachable by walk. The renovated house is very beautiful and it has all you need (wireless, washing machine, kitchen etc.). The house gets clean by the staff two or three times a week (new duvet cover, Towels etc.). I didn't expect such a good service. Maroussa even gave us water and some snacks for the Check-In. She is very kind and helpful. Thank you very much for the nice stay in your House!”
Mylopotas Apartment offers you two spacious balconies where you can enjoy your breakfast while admiring the panoramic sea view! It's a 3 storey unit, consisting of two bedrooms, a sitting area and kitchen room. it is placed in just 550m from Mylopotas' beach, which is the most famous beach in Ios with crystal blue waters and awarded with EU Blue Flag!
“We had an awesome stay at this place. The location, overviewing Mylopotas beach from a quiet, peaceful distance, nevertheless a healthy not too far walk to the beach, was ideal for us. When there were problems, help and communication were immediate and everything was resolved in a short time. There are some things that I would like to mention: the bedroom in the lower part of the apartment is rather small and it basically has two campingbeds in it, a chest or drawers but no cupboard. However, my friends who slept there slept well. The room cannot be dimmed, therefore it is quite bright in this room. We helped ourselves by putting up black binbags and there are signs that former residents also tried to put up some kind of shades. When we removed the laundry from the (convenient) washing machine it was still very wet. We couldn't solve this problem, not even by studying the manual. However, in the warm air on the lower terrace and with the wind which is a constant companion at the house (very nice when it's really hot) dried the laundry quickly enough. If you should come across a strange noise during the night in the upper bedroom (which didn't allow me to sleep for 2 nights), let me tell you it's the neighbouring apartment's aircondition on the roof of the house, just above the small window, which I found out after doing some detective work. I reported to Anna, and Panos, obviously the owner's son who lives close by, resolved the problem by avoiding to turn the air condition on (it was his apartment) and then we had quiet nights, without any problems. We were especially grateful for the opportunity for a late check-out, as we had an evening flight. The WIFI works flawlessly, so do the gadgets in the kitchen. We never turned on the TV, so I can't say anything about that. Anyway, with this view a TV is really superfluous. Another point to mention might be that you have to carry the rubbish down to the bins near the beach, which neither was a problem for us, as we went down there several times a day. Everything is close by: wonderful restaurants (we especially recommend Cantina del Mar - delicious food for the fairest price, very kind owners), a bakery and a grocery at hotel Delfini, next to Cantina del Mar). We also recommend hiking to Klima beach - behind hotel Gorgoni at the end of the beach. We did the 1 1/2 hours walk several times, at the end you are rewarded with a wonderful beach mostly for yourself. We would definitely recommend the apartment, but maybe for a family with kids (who could use the lower bedroom). We were four grown-ups and the campingbeds were a bit small for the men. (Although, I want to state again, they slept well). Furthermore, there is no air condition in this room, so it can get a bit warm in there. It helps if you leave the air condition on in the living room and leave the doors open. Leaving the window open is not so recommendable, due to midges. I for my part will come back to Ios, this wonderful beach and also to Mylopotas apartments. :)”