Nightlife in Ios bars clubs and entertainment

ios-nightlifeIos island is one of the wildest party spots in the Greek islands. It’s a magnet for summer hordes of teens and 20-somethings hell bent on outdoing each other in the nightly outlandish behaviour and inebriation contests. If you’re not one of them, you should seriously consider choosing another island.

That said, some recent bad publicity about the antics of drunken foreigners and efforts by the local authorities to broaden the range of holidaymakers who head for Ios mean it’s possible to find an alternative and altogether less frantic nightlife scene here.

The main square of Hora is the main focus of the late night party scene – the square itself and streets leading off it are chock-a-block with bars and discos offering every kind of cocktail, music and entertainment imaginable. If you get hopelessly lost in the side streets on your way there worry not because the whole of the town centre is one giant outdoor party after dark.

The infamous Slammer Bar on the square is a good starting point for would-be drunken revellers who don helmets and invite the bartender to whack them on the head with a hammer while they down a lethal Tequila Slammer cocktail (tequila, Tia Maria and sprite). Once would be enough you might think but kamikaze contestants have boasted of downing close to 20 slammers in one evening. This gives you a flavour of Ios by night.

The Red Bull Bar in the square and the Dubliner Irish Bar are among the most popular places to “warm up” before the clubs get going. You’ll find more kamikaze drinking games at the Dubliner including the coma-inducing “100 shots in 100 minutes without leaving your seat” competition (we have to stress that we don’t recommend it!).

Kahlua in the main square, which prides itself on inventing the Tequila Slammer, specialises in “any music which gets girls dancing on the bar”.

Some of the biggest dance spots are on the edge of town on the road to Mylopotas Beach. Scorpion is the biggest and best known of the island’s night clubs, providing spectacular laser shows and a variety of dance music including hip hop, progressive and trance.

Mojo’s is a huge outdoor club bringing top name DJs from as far afield as  Amsterdam and the UK.Believe it or not, you can still enjoy an alternative evening of traditional Greek music and dancing at one of several local venues or during the regular religious festivals which take place throughout the island all year round.

Cavo’s, opposite Scorpion, is one of the best places for a Greek night out – it’s open every night from 11pm and provides a range of traditional and modern Greek music. You’ll also find Greek music at Fantastico, by Hora bus station, and at the Marina Bar overlooking Gialos Beach.

Each one of the island’s 360 chapels hosts an annual feast in honour of its particular saint and if you’re lucky enough to be around at the time you’ll be able to join in the festivities which normally include plentiful free wine, meat cooked over a wood fire and all night dancing. Check with a local travel agent for details. Also ask for a programme of events for the outdoor theatre festival which takes place above the windmills every summer.

Beach bars and clubs

ios-barOne of the elements that make the fun on Ios special is that the parties start early. This is done in the summer bars and clubs of Ios and in the beach bars. On beaches such as Mylopotas, the music plays loudly from early on and is combined with the necessary summer dips in the sea and drinks. The summer beach bars are overflowing with young people throughout the day. After all, it is no coincidence that most recommend the summer beach bars next to the sea as the best barsin Ios.

The beach bars of Ios are so popular among the youth that many tourist offices and travel agents are setting up travel packages in order to attract more and more people. Especially during times like the 3 days of the Holy Spirit, there are large groups of young people in Ios who want to start their summer holidays from the island of Nios. In a 3-day period, Ios has its due and is the hottest destination in the Cyclades along with Mykonos.

nightlifeOf particular interest is the Flames Bar Ios, where guests, literally, pay to be slapped, leaving white and black paint on their faces. At the same time, many also visit the famous Pathos Club Restaurant, which is located in the western part of the island, near Koumbara beach. From this bar one can see the sunset and the sunset in Ios.

When people start to leave the summer beach bars they have only one destination: the evening shops of Ios. In Chora tis Ios more specifically, where most of the evening shops of the island are located. In the square of Chora of Ios and in the surrounding picturesque, winding alleys of the city, one meets clubs, bars, all day bars, social bars, cocktail bars and of course patrons who are having fun, listening to their favorite music and drinking their drink.

Ios is made for holidays of fun and entertainment. It is a destination that you must definitely visit at least once in your life. A place where your vacation has only one word at the top of the list, fun. The relaxed mood of the visitors and the idyllic atmosphere of the island is a perfect combination. Don’t forget that one of the best moments you can experience on the island is when the dawn finds you with a cocktail in hand in one of the shops overlooking the blue Aegean Sea.

Ios is ready to welcome you and your group to live the ultimate summer experience, on an island that looks as if it was created millions of years ago for this purpose: quality summer fun, in the middle of island Greece.

Ios is a landmark in entertainment! You will wonder what Ios can be different from the rest of the islands. Why, after all, so much “shyness” around her name? The first and main difference is that it is located in the Cyclades. And this alone should convince you, as they are famous for their picturesque alleys and beautiful beaches – without wanting to underestimate the rest of the Greek islands -.

In addition, it is a destination not too far, especially if you are in Attica – three hours and something – which is very important, as you will not lose half your day traveling! But Ios has other good things: its nightlife.

First in entertainment and good times, Ios attracts many tourists, as its reputation moves from America to Australia. It is a small Ibiza in the center of the Aegean, with its tourism increasing every year. So let’s start with the basics:

Far Out Beach Club

The far out club in Mylopotas, the number one beach on the island ,  here you can dance from morning to night! There is also a swimming pool and showers, for those of you who want to cool off after so much dancing.Social events and themed parties are a regular feature at Far Out Bar, adding an extra layer of excitement to the Ios nightlife scene.

These events are not just about music and dancing; they often involve interactive experiences like beach games, live DJ performances, and special drink promotions, ensuring that there’s always something new and exciting to look forward to.


The Orange Bar

Orange it may not catch your eye at first sight – it’s one of those small underground bars – but its special shots and its rock, mainly music, will. It’s a good start so you can continue the rest of your evening Orange Bar in Ios Island, Greece, is more than just a bar. It’s a symbol of joy, a celebration of life, and an unforgettable part of any journey to this enchanting island. Whether you’re seeking a night of fun, a taste of local culture, or just a place to unwind, the Orange Bar promises an experience that resonates long after your return home.


Disco 69

With a very old origin on the island, this particular club has nothing to do with the discos you have in mind. The music is contemporary, mostly foreign, while it fills with both tourists and locals, all mingling together and dancing together. Globalization at its best – here’s another positive thing -. Indeed, the locals are welcoming and cheerful, ready to serve you and show you around their beautiful island, no matter what language you speak!

Disco 69 is not just a destination but a journey into the heart of what makes Greek island nightlife so special. It’s a blend of history, culture, music, and fun that creates an unforgettable experience for everyone who walks through its doors. As you plan your next trip to Greece, make sure to include a night at Disco 69 on your itinerary. It’s an experience you won’t want to miss!


Sweet Irish Dream Club

It is the island’s after club, especially popular with tourist visitors, as the music is foreign and mainly house. But don’t worry, even if you don’t prefer this kind of music, you’ll learn to dance to it very easily – someone will drag you into this dancing vortex-! It closes in the early hours of the morning where you and everyone else who just left can enjoy the sunrise in peace.

irish dream club

Trafic Bar

Trafic bar  is a vibrant spot that captures the essence of the island’s lively spirit. Trafic Bar is more than just a place to grab a drink; it’s a social hub where locals and tourists alike come together. The friendly staff, many of whom are locals, are always ready to share stories about the island or offer recommendations for hidden gems to explore.

It’s this sense of community that makes Trafic Bar a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience the true spirit of Ios. The epitome of Ios nightlife is completed with the Traffic Bar. Loud music, smoke machines and a lot of dancing are the elements that characterize it! It is a new intro to the island’s nightlife and everyone is talking about the fun it offers.