Marcos Beach Hotel
The warmest of welcomes from attentive family owners await guests at the Marcos Beach Hotel, with the longest beach on Ios offering relaxation and watersports excitement nearby.
Family friendly – and run by a friendly family – the Marcos Beach Hotel, in Milopotas Bay, Ios, is close to a golden, sandy, Blue Flag-winning beach, the longest on the island at one kilometre from end to end.
In a commanding hillside position overlooking the bay, the hotel benefits from a quiet location, but the tavernas, restaurants and nightlife are within walking distance.
The coast is also a watersports hotspot, with opportunities for windsurfing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, scuba diving, and banana and tube rides, while pedal boats, canoes, kayaks and dinghies are available for hire. Consider a boat tour around the island or to the isle of Sikinos for a fun day out. Discounts for many activities are available for guests of the Marcos Beach.
After the warmest of welcomes, including lifts to and from the port if required, the hotel’s guests will find the attentive, knowledgeable staff ready with a wealth of information about the area’s attractions, and can look forward to the promise of delicious, Continental-style breakfasts.
Each bright, clean, air-conditioned room has a TV, mini fridge, bathroom with shower and a private balcony or terrace with sea views.
The hotel also has mountain views, and a swimming pool reflecting the white arches of the architecture, surrounded by sunbeds and parasols and with a handy bar for reasonably-priced refreshments, including excellent wine.
There is also a roof garden offering another superb view – an especially romantic setting for couples as the moon rises over the bay.
A short bus ride away is the livelier area of Chora, with more dining and nightlife options, narrow-stone paved streets, souvenir shops and markets, the church and high viewpoint of Panaghia Gremiotissa and ruins of a Venetian castle.
Olympic Rating: 2 Star Plus
Official Rating: 2 Star
Twin bedded rooms are equipped with air conditioning, hairdryer, television, mini fridge, private bathroom with shower and a private balcony or terrace with sea views. Single rooms with private balcony or terrace and sea view are also available at a supplement.
Breakfast is buffet style (enriched continental)