Days 48 & 49
25th and 26th of August
Island Four Ios
Our last Island on our Greek Island tour. We were very sick most of today due to our last night in Santorini being such a big one, but we persisted and made it to our hotel in Ios without dying haha! Our hotel was the Far Out hotel and Spa, it was on the hill overlooking the beach and we had sea views, so it was pretty decent.
We wasted most of the day sleeping and trying to feel better, with no real success! We met the group in town in the evening for pizzas, I even tried strawberry daquiris and wine to possibly shake the hangover but I just felt worse! The pizza was fantastic and the company was great! I think a few people had drank a lot through the day while we were sleeping so there was a bit of hilarity at the dinner table.
Ios is a huge party island so we were going on a club hop around town that was a total of something like 9 bars. You can imagine how excited we were about this? haha not very! We headed out to the first bar and drinking was too difficult. We werent really in the mood for a big night, the buses finished at midnight and we were told there were about 5 taxis on the whole island so Rhys and I thought we would check out the town, buy some snacks and then try to find one of the few taxis and rest, because we were still struggling! We found a taxi pretty quickly and then we sat up and watched TV for a bit and slept through the night very easily.
The next morning I was feeling very fresh and alive again so we got ready and headed down to get some brunch and then we set ourselves up on some beach chairs for swimming and more sun baking. This was our last chance to go to the beach as far as we know because everywhere else is going to be a lot colder from here on out. It was nice swimming in the water and relaxing. Rhys had so much sunscreen on that while swimming in the water his legs were florescent blue, I was in a fit of hysterics.
In the evening we went for dinner at another little restaurant ordered way too much food and then met the group for a couple of drinks before heading into town again for another club crawl, we thought we would at least try to make it to 3 bars this night, and we managed well. I didn’t drink much though tonight, I know I can still have a good night without drinking.
Rhys and I were separated most of the night as I was with the ladies and he was hanging at the bar with the boys. When we met up later in the evening, he had drank a lot more than me haha and I think he must have been pretty drunk because when we got to a bar called “Slammer’s” he was convinced he had to get involved in their signature drink activity.
At Slammers their specialty is a tequila shot in a tall glass with lemonade, they put a helmet on your head, smack you with the drink on the head to fizz up the lemonade and as you shoot back your drink, they hit you over the head with a random item of choice. Some of their favourites are; Fire extinguishers, hammers, crates or if they feel like it they will just kick you haha. I thought Rhys was kidding when he said he wanted to do it, but I turned around and next thing I knew he had a helmet on and was being smacked over the head with a bar stool! hahaha and not lightly either! Good times! Rhys thought it was great fun and heaps of other people from the tour joined it! I can’t believe this kind of thing is legal!
I have a video of Rhys but I can’t load it on here so if you want to see let me know and I will email you a copy. In the meantime here is a promo video for slammers bar in Ios
We danced for a while and I kept getting bumped and pushed into the walls in the bar and we werent leaving for the next bar anytime soon. We had managed to go to 4 bars already so we thought we would head home. Found a taxi very quickly again and chilled at our hotel and watched terrible TV. We watched some show about murderers on the loose, and one was about a serial killer who hunts for couples in remote places haha great late night viewing! haha By now it was 4am and we had a ferry to catch in the morning so we caught some Zzzzz’s
Tomorrow we are back to Athens which will be a nice change of pace, not having any more alcohol would be great! haha
Beautiful photos. I just went pass Ios last year when I was visiting Naxos for my vacation and I really had a nice time there. Greece is the perfect place for relaxing and lazy summer time on the beach.
It really was very relaxing! We had a great time and have to go back for sure!
I am all caught up on your blog now!!! I showed Marco the view you had when you were at Santorini and needless to say he was incredibly jealous. He sighed and exclaimed that he needed a holiday. I just laughed. I am seriously thinking of heading over to Santorini! It looks amazing. I would love to go there with Moss. You and Rhys actually look really well rested in most of the photos haha! Even with all the drinking. I am so looking forward to hearing your laugh again. I know that sounds lame, but it’s one of the things I miss most about not having you around!
Looking forward to your next set of adventures!
Love Krys x
Haha! Well don’t worry you will hear this laugh soon and be hoping to never hear it again 😉 haha 42 days!! Eeek! So excited!
You need to come to Santorini! I almost cried just looking at that view it was insane!! My favourite place so far for sure!
I’m glad your still reading and enjoying my blog! I am a terrible writer but I am loving taking all the pics and being able to share this all with you! Technology is amazing really! Who needs postcards, I really do need to send some of those haha
Tell Marco he should go on holiday! And you should too young lady! You all work too hard!
Just looking out my office window to a grey wet hillside. It’s absolutely chucking it down and has been all night. The plants are just soaking it up after last summer’s heat and drought, so I shouldn’t complain. When you get back everything will look really lush. Your pictures of Santorini are just amazing, it looks like heaven on earth. No wonder it’s your favourite place. You should work for the Greek tourist board as your pictures are a huge promo for them. At this end we are missing you, but the Blog keeps us up to date with all you’re doing and you don’t seem so far away. Little M is not so little. Every day she is developing her character and has brought so much laughter back into our lives. My heart just feels like it is going to burst when I look at her. Kirsten and Scott did very well. Well you are now onto the next leg of your journey. I stayed in a little village near Innsbruck called Mayrhofen many years ago on a school ski trip. It was very picturesque. The hotel had the best coffee and croissants I have ever tasted. I can still imagine the aroma of the coffee when we went down to breakfast. Well, keep having fun. Your Blog keeps us going at this end. Love you.
Lots of love
Mum and Dad xxx