Me and my sister have visited Ios several times since 1981 and we love this island.
This summer we were going to salubrate my brother in law´s 60th birthday together with family and friends.
We found Òn The Rocks and the decision was easy.
We had a lovely week together all 12 in this marvellous location and the owners showed us what great hospitality is - Thank you very much- they picked us up at the port and we got a delicious lunch when we arrived. They had also helped us to buy groceries!
The view is to die for and the space in- and outside is great. The houses are very nicely furnished with very good taste and high standard. The 2 housekeeping ladies were very efficient and lovely, though we maybe messed the house up ..... A big pool, outside lounge, sunbeds,outdoor kitchen with a stone oven. Even a small amphie-theatre to sit an enjoy the sunset. Close to Valmas beach as well.
Every single one of us were so pleased with our week. Couldn´t be better! / Maria and Lena + families and friends and of course our little dog Harry.
We have spent 11 days on the rocks in Ios and it was amazing. Thanks very much to our lovely host Emmanuela and Yannis who made our holiday unforgetable. Thanks to Alina who cleaned the houses very well every day. We have been surprised with homemade cookies, cakes, strudel an fresh fruit plates often during our vacation. The houses itself are furnished very tastefully and the garden is maintained perfectly and the view to the sea and the Island is breathtaking. The kitchen is equipped with all the necessary kitchenware so to cook for ourserves was a pleasure. We used the outside fireplace serveral times as well as the pizza oven. The nice pool located between the two houses was used several times a day by our teenies.
The Island itself is lovely and has a nice greek village with its tipical white houses and blue roofs. We can recommend as well a boattrip along the Ios shores to visit the different beaches and to go Swimming and snorkeling in the blue clear water.
May be this should be the name of the Finikia Coctail Bar, Ios new coctail... It is much more than that!! On The Rocks and its surrounding is garanteed satisfaction of all the senses and beyond. It is a retreat for the soul in the Aegean.
A real high standard achievement by Emmanuelle and Yannis P. who with their generosity kindness and attention to detail, make each guest's satisfaction their main priority. One should mention the staff who so discretely work with the hosts to maintain the impeccable presentation and make our stay a treat.
A half or whole day boat trip to the stunning beaches of the island is highly recommended (with or without picknicking and snorkelling) and offers a great opportunity for a superb real tan. Food 'On The Rocks' or restaurants in Ios can satisfy any taste. Meditate or celebrate the end of a summer bay at sunset. From the surreal surrounding of Pathos to the sophisticated first ever sunset bar, it is the Aegean sunset which is the experience. Sophisticated cocktails enhanced and cup cakes with OH infusion or may be just a coffee in the morning or before clubbing late at night at Finikia bar and coffee shop. Apart from the real good shots of OH Themis' little boucket of local herbs that comes out of the corner of the bar as needed, adds a twist of local flavours to some of the cocktails.
Would I go again? You bet!! Absolutely looking forward to the next time!!
The villa is Paradise 'On The Rocks' and may be also a coctail be the time YOU get there!! In any case try them both!
A small complex of 4 villas, On the Rocks is a serene proposition for your stay in the island of Ios, situated on the top of a hill, with amazing views of the Aegean. We have stayed in the 5 bedroom villa with the infinity pool but the pictures don't do justice to the reality and the feel of the place! The interiors are elegant and sophisticated, designed in a Greek island style, very clean, and very quite. Emanuella and Yannis, the owners, are the super hosts that we all wish to encounter! Discrete, thoughtful and polite, they are always there to answer your questions and help you! We will definitely come back!
I travelled to Ios with 24 friends after finishing high school to enjoy the sun, sea and night life, which we got in heaps thanks to this place! We rented all three villas on the property (the main house and the east and west villas). The owners were incredibly accommodating and welcoming and the villas were absolutely stunning! The service was amazing and the whole experience couldn't have been more perfect. Not only are the villas themselves gorgeous, but the view from the villas is also breath-taking and I promise you will never want to leave. The villas are also really conveniently positioned a short 10 minute walk from the town Chora (or a 5 euro taxi ride) and are a mere 5 minute walk to the Valmas beach which was deserted most of the time we were there as it is considered a "secluded" beach by other Ios tourists. I would LOVE to go again and highly recommend this place to groups of people of all ages!
I stayed with a group of 24 across the 3 villas for a week in late May/early June. The villas themselves were absolutely gorgeous, and we felt we were close enough to walk into town easily. The bedrooms and kitchens were great and the infinity pool especially wasn't spectacular. We loved being so close to Valmas, which was just down from the villas but was always empty. One of the clearest beaches in Ios!
Our hosts were so welcoming, even though we were a group of students. They brought us to and from the port (even storing our luggage on the final day) and made us a Greek meal on our final night. One of our party broke a stovetop, but it was replaced quickly by the owners.
Our stay couldn't have been better and all of us are dreaming of a return.
I stayed at On the Rocks with some friends for two weeks in August 2016 and we absolutely loved our stay.
The Villas themselves are beautiful - they’re spotless and really nicely decorated, with excellent facilities. Looking over Valmas beach and across to Sikinos, the views are really special. We enjoyed being able to eat dinner whilst watching the sun go down, and afterwards spend the evening under the stars.
What is more, the Villas are only a 15 minute walk from Chora. We were a group of 6 friends in their early twenties, so being close to restaurants and bars was perfect for us. The Villas would be a great place for families to stay as well - a real home-from-home!
John and Emmanuela and their team are really welcoming and were fantastic hosts. They helped us by booking ferries, picking us up from the port and recommending beaches, bars, and even places on the Island that other tourists don’t get to see. We even sat with them for dinner a few times, and it was nice to meet hosts that were so personable. They clearly love what they have created in On the Rocks, and it really shows with the quality of service they provide.
The island itself is a real hidden gem. The beaches in Ios have to be Greece’s best kept secret. Whether you want to enjoy the rugged tranquillity of Kalamos, soak up the sun on Manganari or spend an afternoon in the bars on Mylopotas, Ios will not disappoint. The food on the island is incredible – One recommendation would be Koumbara fish restaurant by the beach. Beautiful seafood and a great atmosphere.
We were really lucky to have the chance to stay at On the Rock, and will certainly be making a visit again in the future.
Thanks John & Emmanuela