Hora is a charming Cycladic village with a labyrinth of narrow lanes and cubist houses. Visit during the day and wander from the main streets into the quiet residential quarters to get a glimpse of village life that carries on behind the tourist hype scene.
Ormos is considerably quieter than Hora or Mylopotas. If you're here to party, Hora is the best place to stay. Most accommodation offers free port transfers. Book early for July and August. Outside those months, prices fall by 50% or more.
As well as Hora’s raft of restaurants, there are fast-food outlets selling gyros (rotisserie meat with pitta bread), crêpes and kebabs until the wee hours near the main square. There's good seafood down around the port, and plenty to keep beach-goers happy at Mylopotas.
Drinking & Nightlife
Nightlife at the heart of Hora is full-on and radiates from the tiny main square, where it gets so crowded by midnight that you won’t be able to fall down, even if you need to.
There's everything from jazz bars to frantic backpacker bars that dole out cheap shooters, though venues open and close regularly.