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Mylopotas Beach

On june 2nd 2007, a group of 8 graduates from Skagerak International School in Norway met at Gardermoen airport, more than ready for a 2 week holiday in Ios, Greece after suffering 2 years of the international baccalaureate.

After a 3.5 hour flight we reached the island of Santorini, where we went down to the port and got on a boat that would take us to Ios. (it turned out that the boat was delayed and we almost passed out in the incredible heat!) We arrived at Hotel Sunrise at about 6 in the evening where we had a short dinner and then got ready for our first party in Ios...

The following days we were either by the pool or chilling at the beach. Most of the time we were found at the Far Out Beach Club at the Mylopotas beach, we loved it!! And every night we went out patying at the great clubs and bars in Ios, we had a blast!

In summary, this is how we mostly spent ou days:
Got home around 6 or 7 in the morning, slept for a few hours, went to the beach around 11, stayed there until 7 in the evening, ate dinner, slept another hour, and then we started partying again :)

After a week at Ios, another friend came and joined us at Ios, and ofcourse it was a big party the day he arrived! Then the second week mostly went by as the first one, until wednesday.
Cliff jumping!

On wednesday we rented atv's to explore other parts of the island. We started driving in one direction and ended up at a quiet beach with practically no people. We didn't stay long before we headed off to the more famous Manganari Beach south on the island. After about a 2 hour drive we reached Manganari Beach, which also was a quiet place, with no hotels, just a few boats and a handful of tourists.

The following day, on thursday, we went on a conoe safari. After a short paddle we reached our first destination. Our guide fastened our conoes and we had to swim to the cliff, where we were snorkling, cliff jumping and had lunch. After that we paddled to an other beach and stayed there for a while before we went back.

And on friday we were just chillin at Far Out again, like most other days! As this was our last night, we had a big last night out, we didn't come back until around 0715 in the morning, and we were supposed to meet in the reception at 8.
Down by the port in Chora
.. but we made it, and it was a long and unwanted trip back home to Norway. 

We really miss Ios and we have already checked out tickets for a return in August!!
lorenzmartins says:
i went to Ios after my graduation as well..
but in 2006..
u'll surely have fun, i did!!
crazy island.. i miss mylopotas and all the clubs.. i'd like to come back..
ciao and good luck
lorenzo
Posted on: Nov 02, 2007
Deats says:
I worked at Far Out for a few weeks in the summer of 2003 as a lifeguard. Man that place was a lot of fun :)

I miss Ios :(
Posted on: Sep 29, 2007
charman says:
man, i wish i was on that trip...
Posted on: Aug 24, 2007
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Mylopotas Beach
Mylopotas Beach
Cliff jumping!
Cliff jumping!
Down by the port in Chora
Down by the port in Chora
Snorkeling
Snorkeling
Driving around somewhere in Ios
Driving around somewhere in Ios
oops..
oops..
Tom, me and Anne Marthe at the bea…
Tom, me and Anne Marthe at the be…
vodka circle with the canadians
vodka circle with the canadians
view from the beach
view from the beach
Charlott and I with our drinks
Charlott and I with our drinks
view from Harmony <3
view from Harmony <3
the girls at Harmony <3
the girls at Harmony <3
Emil and Mette chillin at the beach
Emil and Mette chillin at the beach
the boys playing
the boys playing
Borat lookalike!
Borat lookalike!
dinner at Pinocchios
dinner at Pinocchio's
the group at Harmony
the group at Harmony
The beach
The beach
Charlott being lazy ;P
Charlott being lazy ;P
Bartenders at Sunrise!
Bartenders at Sunrise!
Ole and Charlott playing
Ole and Charlott playing
Mette carrying Emil!! GOOD JOB!
Mette carrying Emil!! GOOD JOB!
The dudes playing with Charlott
The dudes playing with Charlott
Our rides!!
Our rides!!
A beach far far away..!
A beach far far away..!
Charlott and Anne Marthe <3
Charlott and Anne Marthe <3
At Harmony again!
At Harmony again!
silly me managed to run in to ston…
silly me managed to run in to sto…
Mette and I driving around!
Mette and I driving around!
Kristioan and Truls - Bad Boys ;)
Kristioan and Truls - Bad Boys ;)
Me and Mette <3
Me and Mette <3
just this thing i put together af…
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