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Ios is a Greek island, part of the Cyclades group, located in the central parts of the Aegean Sea. It's a rocky island halfway between Naxos and Santorini and has less than 2,000 people living on its 109 square kilometres surface. It's a popular tourist destination and some beaches nowadays are overcrowded like many of the other popular islands of Greece.
Ios has a very nice Mediterranean climate with warm, dry and sunny summers and mild but wetter winters. During the summermonths (June - September) it's mostly between 26 and 30 degrees Celsius during the day and 20-22 degrees Celsius at night. Winters last from December to February when it's about 13-16 degrees Celsius during the day and 10-12 degrees at night. Most of the rain falls from November to February, summers are almost completely dry.
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There used to be seaplanes between Ios and Lavrio with Air Sealines but serves were suspended in 2007 and haven't resumed yet. It's best to fly to Crete or Mykonos or a few of the other islands mentioned below (by boat) and take an onward ferry or fast boat/catamaran.
There are at least four daily connections with Piraeus (seven hours), Paros (2½ hours) and Naxos (1¼ hours). There are daily boats to Santorini (1¼ hours), five-weekly boats to Sikinos (30 minutes), Folegandros (1½ hours) and Anafi (three hours) and four weekly boats to Syros (2¾ hours). There are three boats weekly to Milos (3½ hours) and Mykonos (seven hours), two boats weekly to Kimolos (2½ hours), Sifnos (five hours), Serifos (six hours) and Kythnos (8½ hours).
One boat goes to Amorgos on Saturday (2½ hours).
Check the Greek Travel Pages for an impression about companies, schedules and prices, as the choice is very wide. Or check the Greek Ferries website or another one about Ferries between islands in Greece.
Apart from the regular ferries, there are faster but more expensive boats and catamarans:
There are daily catamarans to Piraeus (5½ hours), Santorini (40 minutes), Naxos (one hour), Paros (1½ hours), Mykonos (two hours) and Heraklion and Rethymno on Crete (2½ hours).
|Acropolis Hotel Ios||Ios Greece Ios Greece||Hotel||-|
|Brother's Hotel||Kambos - Cyclades 84001||Hotel||94|
|Far Out Beach Club||Mylopotas beach 84001 Ios Cyclades||Hostel||81|
|Far Out Hotel||Mylopotas Beach||Hotel||91|
|Francesco's||Francesco Plakiotis Chora||Hostel||92|
|Galini Pension||Ios Island Ios Cyclades||Hotel||91|
|George and Irene Hotel||Ios Town||Hotel||90|
|Golden Sun Hotel||Gialos Cyclades Islands||Hotel||92|
|Hotel Hermes Ios||PO Box 64 Ios Island Cyclades 84001||Hotel||92|
|Ios resort||Ios/ Cyclades||Hotel||95|
|Markos Village Hotel||Ios 84001 Cylcades||Hotel||93|
|Nissos Ios Hotel||16 mylopotas Ios Cyclades||Hotel||88|
|Pension Villa Mata||Port, Ios island Cyclades||Hotel||94|
|Petros Place||Yialos beach||Hotel||-|
|Princess Sissy Hotel||Chora||Hotel||88|
|Rita Rooms||Ios island, Chora||Hotel||-|
|Rita's Place||Ios island, Chora||Hotel||-|
|The Purple Pig||84001 Ios - Mylopotas Cyclades||Hostel||91|
|Yialos beach Hotel||Yialos beach||Hotel||-|
|Pension Irene||Gialos, Ios Port||HOTEL||90|
|Margarita Rooms||Ios Village - Hora||Hostel||-|
|Island House||Mylopotas Beach||Hostel||-|
|Aphrodite Hotel -Ios||Chora Cyclades||HOTEL||-|
|The Windmills Rooms||Ios Island Cyclades||GUESTHOUSE||93|
|Studios Pelagos||Chora Mylopotos-Ios||Hotel||-|
|Blue Sky Hotel||Ios||HOTEL||89|
|Katerina's Rooms||Mylopotas Beach||Hotel||-|
|Flisvos Hotel||Gialos Ios Island||HOTEL||83|
|Armadoros Hotel||23 Aretis Street||HOTEL||89|
|Hotel Helena||Ormos - Yialos Beach Ios - Cyclades||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Aegeon||Ios, Cyclades, Mylopotas||HOTEL||-|
|Holidays In Ios||Mylopotas Beach||GUESTHOUSE||90|
|Galaxy Hotel Ios||Mylopotas Beach||HOTEL||88|
|Ios Palace Hotel & Spa||Main Street Mylopotas beach||HOTEL||-|
|Meltemi Pension||Yalos Beach||Guesthouse||-|
|Glaros Hotel||Yialos Beach||HOTEL||88|
|Golden Star||Ios Village (Hora)||Hostel||-|
|Village Twins||Chora Ios Cyclades||Hostel||-|
|Yannis Rooms||Katzivelli Agios Yiannis||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Blue Sky||Agios Ioannis||Guesthouse||-|
|Levantes Ios Boutque Hotel||Mylopotas||HOTEL||-|
|Drakos Twins George||Mylopotas||HOTEL||-|
|The Deep Blue||Mylopotas Beach||Apartment||-|
|Petros place hotel||Bay (Yialos)||Hotel||-|
|Paradise Studios & Apartments||Mylopotas||APARTMENT||-|
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