Besides the organized beaches, Ios has several capes and secluded coves. Cape Karatzas in Ios is located at the northwestern tip of the island above Plakoto. It 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. In fact, the closest facilities are found in Chora or Agia Theodoti.
The cape is surrounded by a rocky landscape and rarely receives any visitors, usually people who come by boat. The beach is not much appropriate for swimming and it is mostly recommended for snorkeling. Frequently the cape is affected by strong winds. Above the beach, there is an ancient site which is believed to be the tomb of Homer.