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Our escort

We took the scooter around the island to see the different beaches and to ultimately view Homer's supposed tomb.  The first beach we went to was Plakoto Beach.  This beach was very small, difficult to get to, and not very pretty.  Next to Plakoto Beach was the final resting place of Homer, the writer of the ancient greek poems Illiad and Odyssey.  Homer lived around 1100 BC, and Ios was the birth place of his mother.  Homer is believed to have wanted to be buried in his mother's birthplace, which is why people think he is buried here.

Next we crossed the island and went to Agia Theodoti Beach.  Before the beach there is a brilliant restaurant called Oasis Snack Bar.  We had a greek salad and some french fries and then went down to the beach.

walkway to Homer's tomb
  Not much of a beach either, but at least there were a couple of people there.  Most of them were tourists with vehicles that wanted to escape the crowds of Mylopotas Beach.  The best part of the day was cruising around on the scooter and seeing the other side of the island.  So i highly recommend renting a scooter and just exploring off the beaten path.

We ate at Pomodoro Italian Restaurant for dinner.  I had the spicy penne pasta.  It was a very large portion of pretty tasty pasta.  First bar we went to was Astra.  We made it in time for their happy hour.  They have a host of fresh fruit drinks all for 4 euro during happy hour.  We tried the watermelon and green destiny, both were pretty good.  Next we went to the 1 euro shot bar and had some drinks, then next door to Louis Bar.  This bar is located in the main square in the village, right in the middle of all the action.  After a few drinks in the square we went to Rehab, which was dead because i think it was still a little too early.

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Our escort
Our escort
walkway to Homers tomb
walkway to Homer's tomb
Homers tomb
Homer's tomb
the view from Homers tomb
the view from Homer's tomb
Plakoto Beach from Oasis
Plakoto Beach from Oasis
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