Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Greek Islands part 1 - Ios


After a 5 hour ferry we arrived in Ios. Nick the Greek greeted us at the port and took us to our hotel - Hermes.

We were blown away by the breathtaking view from our balcony and the pool area. We went straight into town for a sneaky gyros and hired a four wheeler and scooter, then hit the main beach - Mylopotas. We relaxed, swam, snorkelled etc and enjoyed the weather.

We hit up the local Mexican restaurant "Harmony" for dinner, then went back to the pool for some pre-drinks and cards.

Nick the Greek took us out to a few bars and we had a top night - giant jenga, danced to a  remix of Circle of Life from the Lion King, ripped our shirts off and waved them around as is custom when banquet by Bloc Party comes on, hit up slammer bar where you put a motorbike helmet on, do a shot and then get "slammed" on the head with a skateboard, rubber mallet and fire hydrant...and finally, stopped past for another sneaky gyros on the way home.

The next day we had a bit of a road trip to Manganari beach which was about 40 minutes by four wheeler/scooter. The drive was absolutely incredible, as you wind your way through the cliffs of Ios and look out over the horizon.

Next stop is Santorini!

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