Mykonos vs Ios

Who is the True Party Mecca of Greece?

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As frequent travelers to Greece, this is a question we get asked fairly often.  “Which is better?  Mykonos vs Ios!  Help I can’t decide!!!”

Personally, we think the answer is a fairly easy one… DO BOTH!

However, we do understand that most backpackers are on a tight schedule and may have only allotted 5 or so days to spend in the wonderful country of Greece, and really have to make the most of their time.

Well in this post, we will answer this surprisingly troubling question once and for all.  Which island is the true “Party Mecca of Greece” and deserves your visit?

Will it be Mykonos or Ios?

Before we come to a decision of Mykonos or Ios, let’s begin with how they are similar.

Both provide electrifying nightlife that simply consumes travelers, and will have you wild and away until the crack of dawn. Both islands are iconic for the impressive array of nightlife options.

Quite simply, there are so many party options that it will literally make your head spin… or it could be that last round of ouzo shots at the bar… who knows.

Aside from the nightlife, both islands offer day drinking/parties that give these party islands their unique party flare.

I can probably guess what’s going through your head right about now… “When am I going to sleep?!”

Well, the short answer is, you don’t, but then again if your primary concern is getting a good nights rest, then stop reading immediately and go look at some other Greek island like… I don’t know, maybe… Santorini.

Senseless partying aside, which on these two islands there is not much else of, it is pretty much a toss-up for scenery.

If sightseeing is your main concern, we can name several other Greek islands better suited for you.  As far as shopping goes, they both have some exceptionally charming Greek shops offering traditional jewelry, clothing and other memorabilia for your trip.

Now for the answer we’ve all been waiting for… Who is the winner? Mykonos vs Ios?

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Mykonos definitely has wider choice of day drinking party spots than Ios.  In Mykonos, you have the choice of either Paradise Beach, Super Paradise Beach or Guapaloca to suffice your daytime binge drinking.  All of which are spinning tunes throughout the day.

On the other hand, Ios only has one day party spot called Far Out Beach Club.  However, don’t let this get you down.  Far Out does play host to some wild ass day parties and is home to the most epic wet t-shirt contest we’ve ever seen! An absolute must do when visiting Ios.

 

The month of July is absolutely booming in Ios, and The Far Out Beach Club pool parties transition from more chilled out vibes into a hardcore Dayger!!!

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Price


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Mykonos is without question the more expensive destination between the two islands.  You will often find yourself being forced to pay entry fees to enter clubs and even some bars here.  Sometimes upwards of 20 euros a ticket.

However, we have never paid an entry fee anywhere on Ios except for maybe Sweet Irish Dream which was probably about 5 euros.  In case you haven’t yet heard, Sweet Irish is the bar in Ios that opens at 3 a.m.

The general price of drinks, food and accommodation are more expensive in Mykonos so be aware.  As an example, a Bloody Mary in Mykonos can cost around 13 euros, while in Ios it’s about half of that.

If you still don’t believe me, just check out the difference in pricing for the most popular accommodations in Mykonos or Ios below.

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“Literally steps away from the best nightlife in Mykonos, Paradise Beach is sure to offer you an exhilarating party experience!”

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“Offering a superb social atmosphere, delicious food and the wildest parties in all of Ios, Far Out Beach Club Camping has all of your entertainment needs on lock.”

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Accessibility


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The convenience of having an airport on the island makes Mykonos much more accessible than Ios. In fact, due to Ios being only accessible by boat, a lot of travelers will fly direct to Mykonos and catch a ferry to from there to Ios.

The convenience of a direct flight to Mykonos makes this island the ideal choice for a short, stress-free weekend holiday without the time and hassle of organizing ferries as well.

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Wild Factor


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  • Promiscuity
  • Wild Parties
  • Nudity

In Mykonos, “It’s not really a party until the wiener comes out”.  Mykonos is such a sexually active island that most people don’t even end up making it back to their rooms before they give into their desires.  Instead it all goes down under the stars on the beach with the gorgeous Aegean coastline as the backdrop.

However, a little promiscuity is only the beginning when it comes to summer in Ios.  We have witnessed things on this island that would make the infamous party animal Casanova a tad bit shy.

Any place that offers a party scene as wild as Ios is bound to be a beacon for some level one-hundred foolishness. There are absolutely zero f*%ks given on this island so don’t be afraid to come here and let loose.

Hence go see that WET T-SHIRT CONTEST!!!

And don’t forget that Go Pro…

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Vibes


  • Vibes

The final factor of our Mykonos vs Ios debate is “Vibes”, which is basically the general social atmosphere or feeling that sparks when you visit a particular place.

All the affordability and crazy partying aside, the vibes you will discover in Ios give off otherworldly vibes.

Often compared to the famous Neverland, (the one in the Peter Pan movies… not the one where little boys got their junk touched) this island feels like a magical place where you can journey to and never grow up.

Not to say that there is anything wrong with the vibes in Mykonos, as this is one of the friendliest party destinations you can possibly travel to, however Ios still manages to come out on top.

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When you leave Ios you feel as if the people you met there are your family.  Some of the closest friends we have met traveling abroad are from this very island.  It is truly a magical place where people are very open and loving, that will change you, that will always cherish in your heart.

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Final


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Well there you have it people, in a competition between the two Greek party behemoths, Mykonos vs Ios…

The winner is Ios!

Don’t forget to drop a comment below if you have any input to add to the Mykonos vs Ios debate.

Be sure to check out the full Ios and Mykonos Destination Reviews here to help plan the wildest summer of your life.

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MY FRIST TRIP TO IOS!

Hi everyone my name is Joe from London, i am a lover of Mega-Parties and a Good-Nightlife, after been traveling in so many places around the world looking for something unique in world among with so many excellent Party-Islands now by first time and alone I will be in Ios from 23June to 8 July even this year.

So I’ve some important questions and I will be grateful if anyone can help me, as a newcomer what i should expect from Ios, what I can do there to make my holidays to become a Super-Holidays, as a single traveler I will have always opportunities to get a girl in that place, there’re any chance this my first trip to Ios to become disappointed

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