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Top Choice Cinema in Hora, Ormos & Mylopotas

Cine Liostasi

Outside at Liostasi Hotel & Suites, halfway between Ormos and Hora, this lovely setting hosts nightly outdoor cinema under the stars. The aim is to become the top outdoor cinema in Greece and, indeed, this spot …
Top Choice Mezedhes in Hora, Ormos & Mylopotas

Katogi

Full of life, entering Katogi feels like you've walked into a party in someone’s living room, where bright, homey decor flows into a gorgeous garden and the music selection rocks. More importantly, the food is divin…
Top Choice Club in Hora, Ormos & Mylopotas

Blue Note Club

This Hora favourite has been thumping for decades and is still the hottest spot on the island. Catering to a young crowd, if you were under the impression Ios was a party island before you came, Blue Note will reinf…
Greek in Hora, Ormos & Mylopotas

The Nest

The Nest feels authentic, right down to the rembetika music and the tables of older men deep in discussion over rounds of raki. Local garlic sausage, chicken souvlaki, stuffed eggplant and lamb kleftiko are served w…
Cafe in Hora, Ormos & Mylopotas

Cantina del Mar

Come here, at the entrance to Mylopotas, to chill out next to the beach over bumper brunches, sandwiches and wraps. Choose from a long, healthy-sounding list of juices and smoothies (can the hangover juice of lemon,…
Bar in Hora, Ormos & Mylopotas

Free Beach Bar

Offering dozens of colourful, super-appealing ways to lounge and recline, this beach bar sits in the middle of Mylopotas Beach and sends a siren call via its beach cabanas and pool, surrounded by hanging beds and cu…
Mediterranean in Hora, Ormos & Mylopotas

Lord Byron

An explosion of colour and quirky decor near the square in Hora, this laid-back, lively restaurant is as pleasing to the stomach as it is to the eye. Enjoy huge portions of creative salads and mains, with dishes lik…
Pub in Hora, Ormos & Mylopotas

Fun Pub

If you can’t find your tribe on Hora’s main square, they might be here – at the Irish-owned Fun Pub, on the main road through the town. It does what it says on the label, with fun in various guises: music, dancing, …
Bar in Hora, Ormos & Mylopotas

Foiniki Art Cafe

It’s easy to settle into this funky little bar, with its friendly owners, rich colours, stacks of magazines and hand-crafted beer from around Greece. Tucked behind Lord Byron, it’s a great spot for a morning coffee …
Taverna in Hora, Ormos & Mylopotas

Akrogiali

In the complex across the road from the ferry quay, Akrogiali is a superb, well-priced seafood taverna. The locals eat here, which gives it a tick from the start. Try the salatouri (stingray salad) or the octopus in…