Directions to Markos Village
Map & Directions
Markos Village is at a distance of 1km from Ios Port of the traditional Village. The distance from the beach is 1km and the bus station is 100 meters from the hotel. The Hotel is close to night life, bars, restaurants, shops and banks.
Markos village is located in Chora, in the heart of nightlife and 5 minutes by bus to Mylooptas beach and port. Next to the hotel, there is basketball and volleyball.
From Markos village there is easy access to all parts of the greater Ios area using public transportation means such as bus and taxi.
The Port of Ios is at the head of the Ormos harbor in the northwest. From there the bus or 15-minute walk up the steep donkey path takes you to the village, known as Chora. This is a white and very picturesque cycladic village, full of stairs and narrow walks, that makes it inaccessible for cars of any kind. Today, the main path through this village is completely taken over by tourism in terms of restaurants, boutiques, bars and discotheques.
Apart from the port and the village of Chora, Ios has only a few small settlements, just a group of spread out houses in the background of major beaches (Theodoti, Kalamos, Manganari). Since the 1990s the island mayor Pousseos has worked on Ios development towards attracting different types of tourists.
You can access Ios taking a boat from the Port of Piraeus within approximately 8 hours or by a speedboat from the port of Rafina. There are regular itineraries all through the year.
The nearest airport is located in Santorini island, which is 1 hour away by boat.