The Ios Palace is a blissed out boutique hotel overlooking a beautiful beach, on an island that is famed for its hedonistic summer party scene.
With just 59 rooms there is an intimate and romantic feel to the hotel, and the pretty whitewashed architecture is perfectly in keeping with your surroundings. Fantastic food and drink, friendly staff and stunning sea views make this an excellent choice for a relaxing break, and it’s particularly well suited to couples.
The gorgeous golden sands of Mylopotas are just steps from the hotel, and the main village of Chora is also just a short walk away. Whether you’re here for the nightlife, the beaches or simply to get away from it all, the Ios Palace Hotel & Spa offers an idyllic Greek island experience.
Includes return economy flights. Two people sharing a room for 7 nights, departing in May 2018. Contact us for your specific requirements. From price for guidance only, all subject to availability.
- Boutique hotel with 59 rooms
- Stunning sea views
- Steps from the golden sands of Mylopotas Beach
- Walking distance from the bars, restaurants and nightlife of Chora
- Three swimming pools including one with an infinity edge
The Ios Palace is right next to Mylopotas Beach, and it only takes a minute or so to walk down onto the beautiful golden sand. There are several restaurants and bars along the seafront, including several LGBT-friendly venues.
It’s about a 20-minute walk to the main village, Chora, where the island’s famous nightlife is concentrated. The village is full of bars and clubs, many of which are open till the sun comes up. If you’re not here to party then you’ll still be charmed by the pretty Cycladic architecture, best appreciated earlier in the day while the night owls are sleeping off their hangovers.
Ios is surprisingly unspoilt, in spite of its party reputation, and it’s still possible to find gorgeous beaches with barely another soul to be seen, especially in the off-season. The best way to explore is by hiring a car or scooter and heading out in search of that perfect stretch of sand.
The Ios Palace has just 59 rooms and suites, decorated in a chic and contemporary style with plenty of white and soothingly soft greys. All rooms have a private balcony, satellite TV, WiFi and safe, and the top-end suites have a lovely private pool. The two bedroom Master Suites are the most luxurious of the lot, with designer furniture by Philippe Starck and fabulous sea views.
The hotel has three saltwater pools, one of which has an infinity edge, and there is also a gym, beauty salon and a spa with two treatment rooms, a couple’s suite, Jacuzzi, Hammam, sauna and a partially indoor freshwater pool. Watersports on offer include scuba diving, snorkelling and stand-up paddleboarding, and you can also partake in outdoor yoga sessions, table tennis and hiking.
The poolside Tomatini restaurant offers an à la carte menu showcasing the flavours of the Cyclades Islands and the wider Mediterranean, with fantastic views of Mylopotas Bay. The Margarita Bar is a sunny spot where you can enjoy cocktails and chilled out tunes, and the hotel also serves a fantastic Greek buffet breakfast daily, with a focus on authentic and healthy local cuisine.
Amenities & Activities
- Air Conditioning
- Fitness Centre
- Room Service
- Beauty Treatments
- Table Tennis
Hippies & Hedonism
Ios has a reputation for hedonism and debauchery that dates back to the 1970s, when hippies first started finding their way to this pretty little island. Revellers would spend their summers dancing till dawn at the open air discos, and sleeping on the sand on Mylopotas Beach. Although things have changed a lot since then, Ios is still a popular destination for younger travellers and backpackers looking for a good time, and the scene here is considerably more accessible and affordable than Mykonos or Santorini.
How to get here...
British Airways and easyJet fly direct from London to Santorini and the flight time is approximately 4 hours, you then take a ferry across to Ios.
Complete journey time varies depending upon the ferry taken from Santorini but it is usually around 2-2½ hours. Private car and ferry transfer can be arranged and included within the cost of your holiday.
A hire car is a great way to explore the island to find your own perfect stretch of sand. Free parking is available at the hotel.
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