Family friendly – and run by a friendly family – the Marcos Beach Hotel, in Mylopotas 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