A five-star hotel called Calilo has been built in the “Raches Pappas” area of Ios. Part of that area was occupied by a wetland protected by a Presidential Decree, which was fed by streams coming from the surrounding mountain slopes. This wetland has now been severely damaged, and so have the streams that were feeding it. A number of illegal roads have been built in the area.
Beach & Wetland
The first photos show the enchanting landscape before the operations. The wetland was a lively and deep lake, with fish, and was fed by streams coming from the surrounding mountain slopes. The remaining photos show the landscape after the construction of the hotel. The wetland is severely damaged, streams have been dug up, and the landscape has been radically altered.
Difficulty to Access
The Papa beach is hard to access. The hotel umbrellas occupy almost entirely the beach.