Ios Beaches

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.
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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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Mylopotas

Windsurfing, Party, Sandy, Organised, Water sports
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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.
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Manganari

Partly Organized, Sandy, Family Friendly, Nudism Friendly
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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.
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Kalamos

Sandy, Non Organised
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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.
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Agia Theodoti

Partly Organized, Sandy, Family Friendly, Water sports, Nudism Friendly
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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.
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Gialos

Diving Club, Windsurfing, Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Harbor, Water sports
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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.
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Kolitsani

Sandy, Non Organised, Nudism Friendly
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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.
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Papa

Sandy, Secluded, Non Organised
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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.
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Psathi

Sandy, Secluded, Non Organised
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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.
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Plakoto

Pebbled, Secluded, Non Organised
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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.
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Cape Karatzas

Pebbled, Secluded, Non Organised
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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.
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Diamoudia

Pebbled, Secluded, Non Organised
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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.
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Kambaki

Pebbled, Secluded, Non Organised
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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.
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Loretzena

Pebbled, Secluded, Non Organised
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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.
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Neraki

Pebbled, Secluded, Non Organised
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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.
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Koumbara

Partly Organized, Sandy, Water sports, Nudism Friendly
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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.
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Plakes

Sandy, Secluded, Non Organised
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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.
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Tripiti

Sandy, Secluded, Non Organised
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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.
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Tris Klisies

Sandy, Secluded, Non Organised, Nudism Friendly
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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.
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Tzamaria

Pebbled, Secluded, Non Organised
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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.
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Valmas

Pebbled, Secluded, Non Organised, Nudism Friendly
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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.
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Vathirema

Sandy, Non Organised, Secluded, Nudism Friendly
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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.

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