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“Paradise... 'On The Rocks'”
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There is an outdoor sitting area and two outdoor dining areas
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32 reviews
There are pool towels and sun beds by the pool
There is an outdoor sitting area and two outdoor dining areas
On The Rocks Ios Cyclades Greece
The view is breathtaking
There is a spacious lawn garden
The two villas share a swimming pool
The villas are enclosed and private
The entrance
The beach is 5 min walk from the house
The town is 800m five min drive or 15 min stroll
The living room is spacious with flat TV and library
There are four double and two twin bedrooms
All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms
All bedrooms have a pillow menu to choose from
There are complimentary bathrobes and slippers
The villas are cleaned daily and the bed linen changed twice a week
The villa is air conditioned throughout
The kitchen is fully equipped at a very high standard
Be inspired and stir up a great dish
There are complimentary toiletries
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6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Ios, Cyclades, South Aegean

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Excellent - based on 32 reviews
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DrEffieP
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Paradise... 'On The Rocks'”
Reviewed 2 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017
3
people found this review helpful

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!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Oct 2017
Dear Effie,
Thank you for your kind words!!
It was a great pleasure to welcome you at "On The Rocks" and we will be delighted to welcome you back anytime!!!
All the very best,
Yannis and Emmanuela
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Theodora0...
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“A Slice of Paradice!”
Reviewed 16 August 2017 for a stay in June 2017
2
people found this review helpful

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!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Aug 2017
Dear Theodora,
Thank you so much for your kind words!
It was a real pleasure meeting you, Max and the rest of the family!
We are very happy you enjoyed your stay at "On The Rocks" and we will be delighted to welcome you again anytime!!

All the very best,
Yannis & Emmanuela
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JennyRigb...
Geneva, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Paradise!”
Reviewed 8 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017
2
people found this review helpful

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!

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Management Response
10 Jun 2017
Dear Jenny,
Thank you for your kind words and beautiful review!!!
It was great to have you and the whole group as our guests and we are pleased you had a memorable time!!
We wish you all the very best with your studies and hope to see you again sometime in future.

Best regards,
Yannis & Emmanuela
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Catherine...
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Couldn't fault it!”
Reviewed 7 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017
2
people found this review helpful

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.

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Management Response
8 Jun 2017
Dear Catherine,
Thank you for your kind words!
It was great to have you as our guests and we will be delighted to welcome you back sometime in future.
We are very pleased you like the little cove of Valmas. It is our favourite too.
We wish you all, "Good Luck" with your studies!

All the very best,

Yannis & Emmanuela
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Laaahmp
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Paradise”
Reviewed 3 April 2017 for a stay in August 2016
1
person found this review helpful

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

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Apr 2017
Thank you for your kind words and wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We are very happy you've enjoyed your stay at "On The Rocks" and had a great time with your friends. Ios is indeed a hidden gem and we are glad you've had the opportunity to discover some of its beautiful aspects. We wish you all the very best and hope to see you again.

Best regards,
John and Emmanuela
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