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Yialos 84001 Greece
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Yialos
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Avra Pension accommodates you in a two- storey building, having 15 rooms which can host 1, 2 or 3 persons each. Every room has its own balcony/ terrace, A/C, private bathroom with shower unit providing 24hours a day hot water, hair dryer, guest amenities, LCD television, refrigerator, boudoir (women’s private care furnishing), bed linen of exceptional quality, slippers, spacious wardrobe as well as free Internet access 24hours a day (Avra Pension Wi-Fi hotspot). Baby cot appropriate for babies or little children available upon request. Avra Pension has a wonderful, full of flowers, yard with large comfortable couches, where our continental breakfast is served daily with a splendid variety of homemade marmalades, as well as a generous selection of traditional recipes and locally produced goods and eatings. Our hotel lobby is decorated with special care to every single detail by the hostess in order to create a sense of traditional Cycladic interior design. By the time of your arrival you can take a breath lounging in our spacious vintage sofas, surrounded by the authentic ambiance inspired by the truly Greek homey atmosphere.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Parking garage
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Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Complimentary toiletries
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Hair dryer
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Family rooms
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English, French, Greek, Italian
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DGE2014 wrote a review Yesterday
Munich, Germany326 contributions185 helpful votes
Avra Pension is conveniently located - just some 50 meters from the port. despite of the location comparatively quiet. From Avra, it's a 15 min uplhill walk to Ios Chora. It's my second stay here and I enjoyed this one as much as my first one some 4 years ago: Nice, family run-business with uber friendly host "Katerina". Tastefully decorated lobby, nice and clean "no frills" rooms.Quiet. A good breakfast with several choices such as fruits with joghurt and honey is served for 6 EURs in cash.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Elena G wrote a review Aug 2019
London, United Kingdom20 contributions10 helpful votes
Excellent location. The Pension is really close to the Port, which makes the journey to the hotel quick and easy. Also, there are 6 shops for renting scooters nearby the pension, atvs and cars. The room was small, but sparkling clean, and the owner is super nice. The breakfast is amazing, everything is homemade and cheap compared to the island’s bars.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
wanderingDHP wrote a review Aug 2019
Denver, Colorado389 contributions60 helpful votes
As hard as it is to give negative remarks to such a nice and hospitable staff, the beds were even harder. I booked a double bed and instead got two very firm twin mattresses pushed together. Worst sleep ever. Very nice staff though, but for me that's not why I pick a spot to stay. Would not stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
StamatinaTz wrote a review Aug 2019
Athens, Greece3 contributions
We stayed 5 days and we enjoyed every one of them. Excellent service, very polite people, quite and central location. We were amazed that the room was cleaned daily and towels were changed daily too. Very good breakfast!! Thank you Mrs Katerina for the lovely accomodation!!!!
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Date of stay: August 2019
saronic wrote a review Aug 2019
Zurich, Switzerland15,996 contributions1,229 helpful votes
The pension 'Avra' (meaning 'a breeze' in Greek) is in a good location at Yialos, the harbour settlement of Ios. From the ferry it is a short walk on a tarred road and with no steps, so easy to pull one's suitcase. Since it is a bit back from the coastal road it is also quiet back here. Welcome by an elderly lady, who introduced herself as 'Katerina' was very friendly. After some small talk she handed me out a map, very useful for its detailed plans of Yialos, the Chora and Milopotas. She also gave me a paper with all kind of useful information like WiFi password, checkout time, that tap water is not drinkable and also that toilet paper has to go into a bucket (a bit surprising for a rather new building). Booking was easy through the pension's website. An advance payment of 20% has to be made, but the price is great value. Payment by credit card is accepted. Breakfast has to be ordered extra. Since it starts at 8.30am I never had the chance to try it, since I regularly took the 8am bus to go hiking. The room was well equipped: wardrobe, table with mirror and a hair dryer next to it, AC, TV, empty fridge, reading lamps on both sides of the double bed. Some might have missed tea and coffee making facilities. In the bathroom with a shower it had a liquid soap dispenser, but also extra shower gels and shampoos, as well as slippers. The room was very clean, thanks especially to the service of a lady of Albanian origin, who passed by daily and did an excellent job. My room 23 had a balcony with table and chairs. It was facing the Yialos bay, but the sea was not really visible, being blocked by houses. Just in front was a big parking area. No traffic though, since the pension was at the dead end of a small road. There are plenty of restaurants and cafés at Yialos, also supermarkets and a bakery. Swimming is possible at the Yialos beach. I very much enjoyed my stay here and I would rate the pension 'Avra' as one of the best places in this category that I have been to during my many travels through Greece over decades.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Traveled solo
$32 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
GreeceSouth AegeanCycladesIosYialos
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Frequently Asked Questions about Avra Pension
Which popular attractions are close to Avra Pension?
Nearby attractions include Ios Club Sunset Dining Bar (0.3 miles), Pride Bar (0.2 miles), and Sweet Irish Dream (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Avra Pension?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Avra Pension?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Avra Pension?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Avra Pension?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Avra Pension?
Conveniently located restaurants include Allo Bar Tapas, Ithaka, and Grandma's Restaurant.
Is Avra Pension located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Ios.
Are pets allowed at Avra Pension?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Avra Pension?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Italian, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Avra Pension?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Zoodohos Pigi monastery (8.5 miles).