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, making this the perfect location for a holiday to Ios.
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.
There is also a roof garden offering another superb view – an especially romantic setting for couples as the moon rises over the bay on your Greek island holiday.
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: 3 Star
Official Rating: 2 Star