Ios is a big party island. The rest of it is small though.
It's one main road and the town is mostly restaurants, bars and churches.
I spent my time by the (free) pool, lounging and drinking beer. The pool was a really nice (free!) change. It was nice to swim in chlorinated water.
I was curious about the beach so I checked it out too. Oh my God. Sand, for one. All the other beaches I have been to had pebbles or stones. It was a huge beach. And the water... Absolutely clear. Up to my ears in the water, I could still see my feet. It was blissful. The sand extended into the water too- no rocks or seaweed.
There was the cutest yellow lab at the beach. He was obsessed with catching the yellow rugby ball some guys were tossing around. He couldn't fit it in his mouth when he did get there first though. He even played in the water, swimming back and forth as the ball was thrown. Best dog ever.
There are lots of cats in Ios. It's sort of a Greek thing I think, because they have calendars of kittens. Anyway i took the bus to the port to pick up my ferry ticket and decided to eat around there. I was joined by 5 cats on and off, but 2 in particular were steady beggars lol. They ate my fries. Took the food right from my fingers. Sooo cute! I felt bad for them though. Cute but thin. Spay and neuter your pets people!!
Donkeys. Yes there are donkeys, although they are most famous in Santorini for being transportation uphill. Anyway the ones here were loud. One made noise at night and it was one of the saddest noises i've ever heard :( Who knows what it meant but it sounded sad.
So the problem with partying on Ios is that it doesn't get good until 3 am. I saw a sign that said free entry until 3:30 am. Wtf? Lol. I didn't know anyway an I was tired at 10 pm lol. I ended up falling asleep in my clothes. Waking up at 2:30 am I realized I could walk up the hill and party til 8:30 am (like my roommate did lol) but- nah. I changed and went to sleep lol.
So that's my crazy night in Ios!!
Santorini is next. I am sooo excited. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, anyone? :)