village is located in Chora, in the heart of nightlife and 5
minutes by bus to Mylooptas
beach and port.
Next to the hotel, there is basketball and volleyball.
From Markos village there is easy access to all parts of the
greater Ios area using public transportation means such as bus
The Port of Ios is at the head of the Ormos harbor in the northwest.
From there the bus or 15-minute walk up the steep donkey path
takes you to the village, known as Chora. This is a white and
very picturesque cycladic village, full of stairs and narrow
walks, that makes it inaccessible for cars of any kind. Today,
the main path through this village is completely taken over by
tourism in terms of restaurants, boutiques, bars and discotheques.
Apart from the port and the village of Chora, Ios has only
a few small settlements, just a group of spread out houses in
background of major beaches (Theodoti, Kalamos, Manganari).
Since the 1990s the island mayor Pousseos has worked on Ios development
towards attracting different types of tourists.
the European Community some roads have been built, all of them
paved, and a very scenic amphitheater has been created by the
German architect Peter Haupt (who died in 2003) on the very
top of the village hill. Unfortunately, cultural events rarely
place up there.