The Greek Isles: Ios
The last stop of our Greek island hopping tour!
It was hard to say goodbye to Santorini, but I was anxious and excited to get to Ios!
Welcomed by a fruity drink and friendly Aussie, I knew automatically that Ios would be a fun place.
It didn’t feel like we were in Greece anymore, though. It felt like we were in Australia, and with the accents and water sports, I think it was justified!
A free afternoon meant the beach and even a spontaneous kayak tour. I loved the workout, and it gave me the energy for a fun night out bar-hopping.
Ios knows how to party. And dare I say it, I prefer it to Mykonos.
That night we stayed out until 4 in the morning and hopped around 5 or 6 clubs. I don’t usually have the interest in this sort of thing, but I figured you’re entitled to at least one night out every once in a while. But I’m no Vegas!
When we got back to the hotel/beach, we paddle boarded! No pictures :( really wish I had a GoPro or waterproof camera when it comes to water sports.
It was a fairly chill start to our day because that afternoon we were to set off on a Booze Cruise around the island.
Good music, good company, good vibes.
It really felt like summer as we spent the afternoon on the sea.
The boat took us to a cliff jumping spot, some caves, snorkeling spot. There was a barbecue on board, as well as a puppy.
It was the perfect way to spend an afternoon together, as well as our last full day on Ios.
Surprisingly, I have to say that Ios was my favourite island this tour. I loved Santorini for its beauty, but Ios was so beautiful as well! And it had water sports, which I loved.
Partying and nightclubbing has never really appealed to me before. For myself, I prefer the more active and adrenaline-pumping scene. The adventurous bits, not the dancing/drinking the night away. I’ve always been like that, and being with a group of college students made it even more evident.
But I am perfectly satisfied with that. As Mark (the Aussie) put it, I’m a “chiller” and I take that as a compliment.
Thanks for a great time, Ios.