To begin with, as it would have it, I don't seem to have any photos of Ios – oops. I do however have a video of Lachy being hit over the head with a bat?
Anyone who knows me knows I'm the type of person who needs to be in bed by midnight, so in saying this in Ios I managed to make it until 3:30 before needing to hit the hay (go me!)
In Ios we hit up what we were told was a tapas place for dinner… the prices were certainly tapas price between 4-6€ for each plate, however the size of the meals were main meal size, they were huge! We ordered probably 6 plates and that was way too much! But the food was amazing and so cheap! Our whole bill came out to €41 including 1/2L of rosè for me and two beers for Lachy.. honestly felt like we were stealing and we ending up leaving like a €10 euro tip..
Hitting up the supermarket after dinner to get drinks for pre drinking on the yacht because despite it being like 1030 we weren't heading out until midnight – which as I said early is my usual go home time.. so after a few pre drinks and a few rounds of never have I ever (how else are you supposed to get to know people super quickly, if not knowing about the dirtiest things they've done) and a couple rounds of kings cup, we headed out to the silent disco club hush. As we were leaving everyone grabbed a roadie to drink on the way to the club – I however had decided that I'd had enough alcohol and grabbed a bottle of water which turned out to be everyone's saving grace.. if you have ever had to walk from the port up to the town in Ios you'll know how many stairs/ how steep it is and with Ios being the hottest island so far (around 30 degrees Celsius) water was definitely had by all.
Anyway back to hush, as it would seem our tour leader knew everyone and so we got in without paying entry and having to line up, total bonus! Having never been to a silent disco I wasn't sure what to expect but it was so much fun, there were three channels you could choose from but definitely enough variety there was something everyone would like! Added bonus is that when ordering from the bar you don't have to shout and it's totally quiet when you take the headphones off – except of course of the sounds of people singing or more like screaming lyrics which is hilarious because everyone's listening to different things!
After hush we headed out to another club, I can't remember what it was called and Lachy and I didn't stay there long wasn't really our vibe.. We ended up leaving to go look for this bar Lachy wanted to hit up called Slammer Bar.. you can pay for a shot and the opportunity to be hit over the head with something (wearing a helmet of course). I don't know but males are weird..
Anyway took us an hour to find this place after trekking around the streets with a gyros stop for obvious reasons! We ended up finding this place.. it was the club next to the club we had left just before.. which we would've seen in we walked the opposite way.. anyway since we were alone and not with the group we had to pay a €5 entry fee but that did get you a free shot which cost €5 inside anyway so not really an issue.. Lachy did mine since I was hitting the water pretty hard and then went and paid for another shot and to be hit over the head with a bat.. (insert video) like I said males, I'll never understand.
By this time I was definitely done and ready to get to bed (to be honest I was done at midnight but pushed through), Lachy is a bit more of a partier than me which is why I ended up going out to begin with and not just go to bed, but he also gets to a point where he's done and ready to go home, so I didn't have to drag him home, he was happy he had done the one thing he wanted to in Ios – get whacked over the head with a bat (I'll never understand) but that is the end of our Ios time..
I know there are so many places to go and we didn't really experience Ios the way it should be experienced but we did what we wanted and experienced it how we wanted to experience it..
Also definitely hit up the tapas place if you're ever there, it's called Banana (tree/leaf) I can't properly remember and neither can Lachy, but it's by the port on the side with the supermarket and definitely worth a visit!