Ios beaches are considered among the best places to swim in Greece. Mylopotas and Ormos are the busiest beaches in Ios due to their close location to the port, the sandy coast and the many beach bars and watersports centers along the shore. Fortunately, although the island receives many tourists, many Ios beaches are still secluded and remote, particularly if they are located far from the main town. You will find below a list with the best beaches in Ios island.
Except for the beaches, there are also places for sightseeing. Discover the best things to see in Ios.
Guide to 21 beaches
Discover our guide to 21 beautiful Ios beaches. They are all presented with a detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Ios. For the most popular spots, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Description: This is a very popular beach, although less popular than Mylopotas. It is large, clean and has golden sand.
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.
Description: An idyllic cove next to Kalamos, Papa beach distinguishes for its turquoise water, the golden sand and the isolate atmosphere.
Description: This is a calm beach resort on the eastern side of the island with some tourism development. Ideal for family vacations.
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.
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.
Description: Diamoudia is a secluded cove covered by sand and few large pebbles, while it is surrounded by rocky formations and little greenery.
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.
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.
Description: Neraki is covered with sand and small pebbles and it is a perfect getaway with spectacular views to Paleokastro and Agia Theodoti.
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.
Description: This is a very beautiful and calm beach, on the secluded eastern side of Ios. It has clean water and soft golden sand.
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.
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.
Description: Tzamaria has sandy shore and clean water, but it is not very frequented for swimming. It is more appropriate for snorkeling.
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.
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.