Best 21 Ios Beaches
Ios beaches are considered among the best places to swim in Greece. In fact, some of them are considered the best beaches in Greece.
Mylopotas beach is the busiest beach in Ios due to its proximity to Chora, the main town. The sandy coast offers many beach bars and watersports centers along the shore. Fortunately, although the island receives many tourists, many beaches are still secluded and remote, particularly if they are located far from the main town for example, Kalamos beach. Those beaches are most of the time difficult to access, with dirt roads and hard walking paths, but they are worth it! You will discover hidden gems with crystal waters, perfect for some privacy. The easiest way to access these beaches is by boat.
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You will find below a list of the best beaches in Ios island.
Location: 2 km south east of Chora
Description: Long and sandy, this beach offers many tourism facilities and has a lot of beach bars along the coast. This is the most popular beach on Ios.
Location: 19 km south east of Chora
Description: Manganari is a charming bay on the southern side of the island with clean water and a relaxing ambience. This beach is far more quiet than the beaches close to Chora.
Location: 10 km south east of Chora
Description: Kalamos is a beautiful and almost deserted beach on the south eastern side of the island. Its relaxing atmosphere provides a nice alternative to the busy resorts of Ios.
Location: 9 km north east of Chora
Description: The beach took its name from the small chapel of Agia Theodoti that stands on a hill above the coast. This is a large and sandy spot, ideal for some relaxing moments in Ios.
Location: 2 km east of Chora
Description: This is a very popular beach, although less popular than Mylopotas. It is large, clean and has golden sand.
Location: 2 km south of Chora
Description: Kolitsani is a small beach south of the port. This is a popular anchorage for sailing yachts. It is protected in all sides by rocky hills and green trees.
Location: 11 km south east of Chora
Description: An idyllic cove next to Kalamos, Papa beach distinguishes for its turquoise water, the golden sand and the isolate atmosphere.
Location: 17 km east of Chora
Description: This is a calm beach resort on the eastern side of the island with some tourism development. Ideal for family vacations.
Location: 13 km north of Chora
Description: Found at the northernmost end of the island, Plakoto has a long sandy coast and crystal water. You will find no facilities there, thus it is important to take supplies with you.
Location: On the northern side of the island
Description: This is a very small cove with dark blue waters and pebbles on the seabed. There are no trees and tourist facilities in a large distance from Karatzas.
Location: 7 km north of Chora
Description: Diamoudia is a secluded cove covered by sand and few large pebbles, while it is surrounded by rocky formations and little greenery.
Location: 10 km north of Chora
Description: Kambaki is among the most secluded beaches on Ios. The unspoilt beach of Kambaki gives a lovely scenery with azure waters and peaceful atmosphere.
Location: 5 km north of Chora
Description: This beautiful cove has a small capacity and no tourist facilities. It provides remarkable views to the Aegean Sea and it is surrounded by rocky landscape.
Location: 12 km north east of Chora
Description: Neraki is covered with sand and small pebbles and it is a perfect getaway with spectacular views to Paleokastro and Agia Theodoti.
Location: 3 km west of Chora
Description: Koumbara is a sandy beach that gets popular due to its natural beauty and the closeness to Chora. This is a developed tourist spot with many taverns and accommodation options around.
Location: 12 km east of Chora
Description: This is a very beautiful and calm beach, on the secluded eastern side of Ios. It has clean water and soft golden sand.
Location: 20 km south of Chora
Description: As there is no road going to Tripiti and visitors have to walk there from Manganari, the beach doesn't get frequented. Most visitors come by boat from the sea.
Location: 20 km south east of Chora
Description: Tris Klisies is a beautiful beach on the southern part of Ios, on the road to Manganari. The beach is highly recommended for people who want their privacy.
Location: 3 km from Chora
Description: Tzamaria has sandy shore and clean water, but it is not very frequented for swimming. It is more appropriate for snorkeling.
Location: 3 km south west of Chora
Description: Although the beach of Valmas is in close distance to the port of Ios and Chora, it doesn't get much frequented due to its rough landscape.
Location: 19 km east of Chora
Description: Among the most private beaches in Ios is definitely Vathirema, a beautiful secluded cove solely used by naturists. The crystalline waters and golden sand of Vathirema are ideal for swimming and sunbathing.