Located in the southern Cyclades, Pavezzo Guest House on the Isle of Ios is a comfortable and clean hideaway overlooking the beautiful Greek ocean. It looks like a white washed jewel box with a large covered outdoor seating area, green grass and a peaceful atmosphere. Our studio had accommodations for 4 adults, yet there were only the two of us. Amenities include, an efficiency kitchen, refrigerator and a coffee maker. The bathroom was really nice, fully tiled and everything looked spanking new and super clean. Our host Angela who is also the owner offered us coffee upon arrival and we just sat and took in the gorgeous ocean view. Pavezzo has 4 studios, and three double rooms, so you don’t have to worry about too much noise or foot traffic photo gallery. A very short walk from Pavezzo you have a couple of nice options. One is you can easily walk right into the town of Chora and take in the sights, and find a great place for dinner. I recommend Elia restaurant and bar. Chef owner Haris Boukas produces what I would call upscale comfort food, it’s rustic and still has that Greek warmth. Then wander the serpentine alleys mingling with the locals. I would suggest this in the evening, as during the day most everyone will be at their jobs, and after work is when the bars open and the fun begins for the locals and visitors alike photo gallery. During the sunny day catch an air conditioned motor coach to the beach below. Just walk up to the main road less than 100 meters and flag the bus down. The fee is €1.80 and the bus runs about every 15 minutes all day. Mylopotas beach is absolutely beautiful photo gallery loungers shaded by umbrellas line the beach and the water is warm and crystal clear. If you’re hungry just a short walk down to the far end of the beach brings you to Drakos Fish Taverna right on the water. Fresh seafood is the rule here, everything that is served has been caught fresh and you can taste it, did I mention the location ? photo gallery. If you want to take the bus in the other direction the route ends in downtown where the ferry terminal is located. Here you’ll find more dining options coffee houses and bars. I recommend Meze Meze, on facebook- http://on.fb.me/1MAOt5l located at the port of Ios for dinner, we dined there on our first night, and the food was outstanding. Traditional Greek dishes modernized a bit by chef to reflect a new generation of Greek cuisine without leaving tradition behind photo gallery.
Ios is a wonderful island with many places to explore, whether it be beaches, hiking trails, ancient ruins, Homers Tomb is here, or seeking out some very fresh and local food and wine. The feel of Ios is relaxed and comfortable. Nothing is too far, and the public transportation is inexpensive, reliable and very easy to navigate.