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“Simply delightful”
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Avra Pension
Ranked #1 of 2 Yialos B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sudbury, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Simply delightful”
Reviewed 11 October 2012 via mobile

We stayed at the Avra Pension for four days at the tail end of the 2012 season. The room was nice and clean with a large corner balcony . Katerina the owner is a lovely lady who made us feel so welcome. She offers homemade and local items with her breakfasts and the choices are all tempting!
The pension is ideally situated for the ferry port and some nice harbour front tavernas but is in a quiet pleasant location down a narrow lane.
We will be returning!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

The owner is a sweet lady that welcomed us with warm smiles every day and offered us a farewell breakfast. the room was simple and perfect clean. Great location also: 5 minutes walk away from most of the services available on the island but still in a protected position so you can sleep tight when you want to!
Perfect for couples and friends.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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katerina_bouloumpasi, Owner at Avra Pension, responded to this review, 13 September 2012
Dear Elena T,
We would like to thank you for sharing your experience in Avra Pension with TA members. We are located in Yachting Marina, Gialos, a big plus to begin to explore the island. Our hotel is a few steps away from the center, but at the same time, as you have already mentioned, is in a peaceful and protected area. Feel free to contact us if you ever decide to come back to Avra Pension, we will be glad to welcome you again. Best regards.
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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

Little to add to the title.
The owner is a Ios-born sweet lady as welcoming as it gets.
We were offered nice refreshment on arrival and on departure day and warming smiles every day.
The room was simple, but with all features you can wish for a Greek stay (who would want a swimming pool when you have a whole island to explore?) and immaculate clean.
Every service on the island revolves around the port and the location of the pension is is only 5 minutes walk from it, but on a small alley that shields you from any confusion when a large ferry arrives.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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katerina_bouloumpasi, Owner at Avra Pension, responded to this review, 13 September 2012
Dear Claudio B,
It's a pleasure to read such a nice review of Avra Pension. We always do our best to make you feel like you were at home and to have success is our purpose. I am delighted to know that we made it! We look forward to welcome you back again. Kind Regards.
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

A perfect location! Very close to the port, bus stop, restaurants and cafes.
The bedroom is very clean and tidy!
The hosts are very kind, accommodating and helpful!
we will definitely stay here again!

Stayed August 2012
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

My partner and I stars here for two nights and were treated wonderfully by the three ladies. The pension is in a fantastic location just seconds from the main bus stop and minutes from the town. Our room was wonderful and we won't hesitate to stay here again. Best of luck to the ladies at Avra.

  • Stayed July 2012
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katerina_bouloumpasi, Owner at Avra Pension, responded to this review, 13 September 2012
Dear Jotom89,
We really appreciate your positive feedback posted on TA about Avra Pension. We are glad to know that you had a nice stay with us. We hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you again if you ever come back to Ios. Best Regards.
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

We stayed at Pension Avra for four days in June 2012, we were three people aged 55,75 and 84, but there where young people there too. On honeymoon I guess .-) It was a beautiful experience and maybe our best during our vacations touring five islands. And it was extremely good value for money.

The hotel is so clean, so well equipped and so welcoming - there is not a single spot anywhere, just blue doors, white walls, flowers, newly painted outdoor furniture, shells, ancients ceramics etc.
Each room has access to either a private or - a big balcony for two or three rooms together, with very comfortable clean and nice outdoor furniture.

All rooms have comfortable beds, nice decoration, good airconditioning for free, fridge with a little freezer for icecubes, hairdryers, good showers with toilet, big wardrobes, mirrors etc. There are shutters, blue as well - to shut out the light, and there are curtains in light materials.'

Katarina the owner says: She loves her work - and she works very hard. The love easily noticeable in all her small and simple but esqusite decorations - shells, flowerpots, colors, sweets in the lobby, coffecups, plates old and new ceramics, materials etc. etc. They have a safe with private lockers. She helps you very easily with maps and where to go and what to do. You don't have to ask!

Very clean, dry and good smelling linen and towels changed every second day, a little basket with rosepetals and lavender leaves with soap and shampoo in the bathroom, even two pairs of new white cotton slippers in my room, that I saved for the next guest.

Absolutely no disturbing noice at all - only a far distance nice little call from the hens. Very quiet and familiar, I was offered a glass of local wine coming home at night, and it was extremely good and relaxing to sit at the porch listening to natures own sounds. This is not a place you stay if you want to party - and Ios town where the party is - is not at the port either. You can walk up to town taking the old road, see the pictures, steep and charming with steps, take good shoes - takes 30 minutes, or you can take the bus 3 minutes walk, at the port and leaves you at the entrance of Ios town. By the way the village is not at all horrible and stuffed with drunk youngsters as we once thought, we went early - had dinner around nine or ten o'clock - and it was extremely charming. But be aware - it wakes up at night - and for some of us that can be funny and charming too...Young girls with high heels - we were amazed - have you ever climbed a mountain in high heels....???

There is an excellent supermarked right to the left in the port, they have everything, there is also a bakery, very nice one, and many fairly nice restaurants. The ferry drops you of five minutes from Avra, you need no support. The beach to the right in the port is nice and clean but very shallow and hot, it has a few restaurants etc. - you may prefer to take the bus a little further. There are also some hidden beaches you can walk to along the seaside.

Avra is beautiful! Don't hesitate. You will not have a great view of the sea, but you will be in an open friendly quiet and clean atmosphere with great view to Greek countryside and charm.

Room Tip: All rooms are great, even those on the ground floor, all rooms are quiet, and all of them have a con...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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katerina_bouloumpasi, Owner at Avra Pension, responded to this review, 26 July 2012
Dear OsloGoody,
It's a pleasure to read such a nice review (and detailed!) of Avra Pension. We always do our best to make you feel like you were at home and to have success is our purpose. I am delighted to know that we made it! We look forward to welcome you back again. Kind Regards.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

I stayed at this hotel 1 month ago and all i can say is that i loved it! What can i say about the staff! What amazing people always there to help you. Breakfast area and breakfast it self were great. The accommodation enjoys a very good location and i will visit again Avra next year if not this year!

Regards from John!

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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, Owner at Avra Pension, responded to this review, 12 July 2012
Dear john j,
Thank you very much for your feedback of your recent stay in Avra Pension. We are really happy to know that we meet your expectations and that your days with us have been succesful. I prepare the breakfast, on my own, every day with fresh homemade- organic products, such as marmelade, bread, cake, eggs, thyme honey, fresh orange juice, fresh fruits and Ios cheese. I am trying to provide "individual breakfast" in order to satisfy the preferences of each client! We will be delighted to see you again if you ever come back! Kind Regards.
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Property: Avra Pension
Address: Yialos 84001, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Ios > Yialos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Yialos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Avra Pension 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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