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Unsung Heroes: 10 Lesser-Known Greek Summer Destinations

Ios: Party in the Cyclades For those seeking lively summer fun, Ios is undoubtedly the place to be. Commence with bar-hopping at the Ios Club, the historic sunset bar which opened first opened its doors in 1967. Watch the sunset and try signature cocktails based on Greek herbs (like the Ithaca-Odyssey, with aged tequila, lavender liqueur and fresh lime juice). Then wander round the narrow streets of Chora where you’ll find numerous options for drinks and dancing ’til dawn. Ios, of course, is more than just its parties. Choose from one of the spectacular beaches (Mylopotas, Psathi, Koumpara, Maganari, Aghia Theodoti) for a swim and sunbathing. Alternatively an even quieter corner is Paliokastro, a dilapidated castle reached via a cobblestone path that offers great views of the Aegean Sea and neighboring islands. IINFO | Ios is a Cycladic island located between Sikinos, Irakleia and Santorini

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