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Ios Island

History: Ios  was named after the lons who colonized the island. Tradition reports that los is homeland of Homer. It has been a member of the Athenian Alliance and after it was conquered by the Ptolemies of Egypt. One of the main hideouts of the pirates of Aegean Sea.

The Turks conquered it in 1550. In 1821 it participates in the Greek revolution and it is unified with Greece in 1829.

It lies to the south of Naxos between Sikinos and Santorini. The island is dry, barren but is especially picturesque. The ground is mountainous and is covered by hills. In Chora, there are lots of bars where the young people may enjoy the night life. It has many lonely beaches. The Milopota a is one of the most beautiful bays in the Mediterranean.

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Hydra Island


Welcome to Hellas (Greece) and welcome to Hydra! it's probably impossible to fit all of Hydra's fascinating beauty in this small pamphlet. We have attempted, however, to give a short description of the island that has enough to offer the visitor and guarantees a memorable vacation.

The healthy dry climate, the friendly people, the sparkling warm waters and the picturesque harbor that at sundown transforms into a cosmopolitan city full of sports, scuba diving, trips to the islander historical monasteries, donkey rides in town, shopping In the stores along the harbor, good food in the taverner and restaurants, and all night partying at the bars and music clubs around town.

The high quality and exquisite service characteristic of the hotels and other shops and restaurants fit perfectly the strict standards of the highest class visitors and the jet set from all over the world that come to Hydra every year.

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