FLOATING AWAY ON THE ISAND OF IOS IN A PURPLE HAZE
Why Ios? Simple, because it has a private island feel, while you can still wander into town for a drink, or a delicious meal with the locals. Wildflowers cover the hillsides, turning them shades of purple during the spring and summer months. At dusk, the violet-shaded hills melt into the sea, as it also turns violet. The little lights of whitewashed houses appear, and the stars pop out in a cloudless sky as the moon rises. One of the best spots on Ios to enjoy sunset, Liostasi Hotel, is also the most romantic place to stay. This dream of an escape is set into the hillside with stupendous views to the harbor below. Each room and suite is airy, chic and invites relaxation thanks in part to the uncluttered design. Ask for the “Liostasi Suite” for a private pool outside and a huge bathtub for two ensuite – both with mesmerizing views of the sea. For those inspired by the simple beauty here, couples can even arrange to renew their vows in the private chapel. I do!