For a very relaxing time on a beautiful beach, you couldn't ask for more. As for the accommodation, it's rustic, and you are left on your own, but good value when you consid the low cost. It is about 28 km from the port, but worth the extra distance if you're wanting to get away from the crowds.
Had an absolutely fabulous time staying at the farout village! Definitely the place to stay in ios, pool and sun chairs with less than a minute walk to the beach. Beach parties are daily at the far out beach club next door however the village has a more relaxed vibe. buses are available to take you into the town to party at night time and only a 20 minute walk. Perfect party place for young people, would definitely stay here again.
The Avra is well located being only a very short level walk from the port and within easy walking distance of a decent sandy beach. Its location just away from the hustle and bustle of harbor ensures a quiet sleep with the benefits of easy access to the tavernas etc. To reach the town with it's mazey charming streets on the hill above you can either walk up the steps - a moderate 15minute climb but one rewarded by great views, or catch the regular bus that runs late into the night. Buses also run to other resorts from the harbor.
Katerina the owner was very friendly and helpful.
Being a mature couple we had reservations with Ios's reputation for liveliness but we found it to be relatively quiet and very much to our liking in mid September.
We will return and would stay in the Avra again
Alun from Wales
The Avra Pension hotel offers Ios family run accommodation at only 50 metres from the picturesque port of the island, where …More
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