The beach in Ios is amazing! The water is so crystal clear like pool water and you can see out soooo far. We rented snorkels the today and spent a lot of time out in the waters off shore. Not too much to see - just some little fish and crabs. But a great experience!
One of the highlights of Ios was when our shuttle driver told us his brother owned a restaurant a few steps down from our hotel. We ended up eating there for every single meal! The whole place was outside under this hut thatched roof. The owner's name was Fortis and he cooked the most amazing Greek food with his wife that I've ever tasted. Each time we told him to surprise us with a traditional Greek dish. We tried some adventurous fare from "inkfish" to slow roasted goat, to grilled goat. He would always have a huge leg of goat hanging outside his outdoor grill. Talk about authentic.
He literally hiked to the top of this mountain, hacked a goat and then cooked it at his grill station. One morning he made us fresh orange juice from like 10 oranges. Sooo fresh!