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IT PAYS FOR THE VIEW!
Elitsa Beach of Pouri is another beach I can recommend that it should not be missed. It is rocky though and when we came here the sea was very rough. Even if I had time and had my bathing suite along I would not dare swim, but the view is breathtaking.
It is very close to Zagora, so we set off from here and drove to ...
... noon and the priest has gone home. In the place where this church stands today there was a very old church which was destroyed 59 years ago by an earthquake.
MUSEUM: Several pieces of art of the sculptor Nicola are to be found in the manor by the square of the village. They are here since 1992. The phone is +30 24280 93100 and the Museum remains open from May until November.
The Lovely People of Agios Lavrentios, Pelion
The Lovely Locals of Agios Lavrentios, Pelion We have heard much about the miracles of the Saint of the Village whose name is (Agios Apostolos o Neos). Locals speak with high respect for their Saint and speak of his miracles. We were urged to get to the church in the afternoon and light a candle. So, we did.
I tell ...
... in the area.
***The Monastery lies in the area of Agios Georgios of Nilia and it is only 21km from Volos, so if you happen to be around I urge you to visit it. It is sure that you won’t be disappointed whether you are a Christian or not, -not to mention the breathtaking view!
You will find more about the Monastery through the link below.
... when I told her that I come from Cyprus she seemed so enthusiastic and told me that she remembers herself as a youth participating in mass demonstrations and protests for the liberation of Cyprus. She spoke with compassion and love for the heroes of EOKA (Palikarides and Grigoris Afxendiou and many more.
I managed to get one or two photos of the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ios Palace Hotel Milopotas
DATE OF STAY: AUGUST 2005
PLACE: IOS PALACE/GREECE
I would only like to say few words about what I consider most important. The hotel was fantastic and we were very pleased by the service, the room and the location in general.
We would gladly get there again for another marvellous vacation.
Thank you a lot.
Highly recommended! We spent 5 nights in this hotel in October 2005. The place really is a palace! The staff were really friendly, the breakfast great and the rooms fantastic! There are two great pool areas with amazing views over Mylopotas Beach and out to sea. We turned up in low season without a booking and managed to get a huge discount on our room. The hotel is ideally situated for the Mylpotas area, close to all amenities and the bus up to Ios Village (or you can walk if you're feeling energetic).
I recommend this Hotel.
I spend a fantastic week in Ios palace. The rooms were clean, spacious with very nice view.
All the staff were very helpful and polite.
The decor around the pool was very nice an romantic.
I recommend this Hotel to all.
Overall an amazing stay
What an amazing holiday, my friends and I had heard a lot about Ios being a great Island getaway and decided to treat ourselves to a more upmarket hotel. We were thoroughly happy with our choice of Ios Palace located overlooking a beautiful bay where we could wake board, sun bath and relax all day. Night life was excellent and the hotel service impeccable. I will defiantely return to Ios Palace.
We travelled to Ios to relax with my wife, and choosen Ios Palace as we thought to be Ios best hotel. We had choosen a Superior room as we thought that the 26 - 30 sq.m. that they claimed at their web site would be enough for a week stay.
After staying on Santorini and Mykonos, we travelled to Ios to relax for four days before returning to Athens. Our travel agent had booked a superior room. Upon arrival, we were shown to a room that was small, shabby and had an air-con unit that just would not work. We complained immediately and were shown to another room. This room was considerably bigger but once again, the air-con unit did not work properly and the furnishings were shabby. We complained again. The receptionist came to look, followed by a technician and finally the duty manager. All concluded that although not perfect, we should make do. Consequently, we found it impossible to get an uninterrupted nights sleep because of the unbearable heat. We had to open the patio doors which brought in some breeze along with mosquitoes.
Not worth the money
Well as was the case with a previous individual, they forgot to pick us up from the Ferry. We even called them the night before to make sure it was all set up. The room had a broken mirror, smelled like mildew, and the shower curtain/rod were missing. In fairness the hotel had an excellent location, could easily walk to the beach and into town for the nightlife. The view from our room overlooking the beach was great. The price, however, was not anywhere near what we recieved in return. We decided to stay an extra night on Ios and for 40 Euro got a hotel right on the beach which was almost as good amenity wise. For the price difference I would certaintly choose Hotel Aegeon over Ios Palace should I return.
Bit rough around the edges!
We stayed here for 4 nights in June. It didn't start off too well when they forgot to pick us up from the ferry.
The first room we were given wasn't clean and everything had the feel of being a little old and run down. We moved to another room for the rest of the stay and in fairness this was much better.
We got chatting to a local restaurant owner in Hora, when we mentioned where we were staying he said that standards had dipped over the past few years.
It's a great location and overall the facilities are good. Provided you can get a reasonable price it's a decent option.
Highlight of the trip
Out of the five islands we stayed at The Ios Palace was the highlight of our trip. Very modern and clean. Built on the side of the mountain, the view is spectacular. The upper pool was like an oasis, and the staff was fantastic. Worth every penny.
Ios Palace Hotel was absolutely stunning! An amazing view of the beach and ocean. The hotel is on the hill overlooking Mylopotas Beach, the most popular beach in Ios, featuring water sports of all varieties.
The service from the friendly, young and vibrant employees was top class assisting us wherever required.
Breakfast in the mornings was good, as was everything else, such as cocktails on the pool deck (of which there are 2).
A traditional Greek celebration dinner following Greece's Euro 2004 victory was highly enjoyable.
Ios Palace was a wonderful place to stay, and I guess that's why it is rated as the best hotel on Ios Island.