Ios Manganari beach

General information

The beach of Manganari in Ios is one of the island's most picturesque beaches, located 23 km south of Chora. The beach itself has golden sand and crystal waters. Due to its remote location and long distance from Chora, the beach remains undisturbed from the noisy crowds. It also provides a fantastic opportunity to explore the charming natural surroundings.

The secluded bay is protected from the strong winds, offering the opportunity for calm swimming and snorkeling.

Note that it is a partly organized beach, so renting a sunbed and an umbrella or laying your towel on the sand and enjoying the sun are both possible. Visitors can order coffee or eat Greek dishes at the restaurant situated in proximity to the shore. 

Fun fact: Scenes from the famous movie "Le Grand Bleu" were shot in Manganari, revealing the extraordinary water quality and beautiful scenery.

Hotels in Manganari

We have made a selection of the best hotels in Manganari.
Recommended by Greeka


Hotel SuitesLuxury

Calilo 5-star resort is brilliantly situated on the beautiful beach of Papas, thus, offering a haven of serenity and relaxation amidst the dramatic natural surroundings. However, unlike the neighboring islands of Santorini and Mykonos, Ios possesses a wide array of untouched, secluded beaches, which ...



Apartments Rooms 

Dimitris Rooms is a set of soundproof, beautifully painted beachside rooms with wonderful porches, panoramic sea views, and kitchenettes. The accommodation has an on-site restaurant and private parking, too.


Things to See & Do in Manganari

Check out the things to see & do in Manganari during your stay and explore what the area has to offer.

Activities & Entertainment

Top Activities & Tours in Manganari

Experience once-in-a-lifetime moments by participating in well-organized tours related to Manganari.
  • 4 hour cruise of the best beaches

    Category: Boat Tours, Snorkeling

    Hop on a speedboat and stop by seven of the finest beaches of Ios, where you can choose to swim, enjoy a snorkeling session, or simply relax!

    4 hours Map
    from € 65.00
    Book now
  • Speedboat cruise from Mylopotas Beach

    Category: Boat Tours, Sailing, Snorkeling

    Embark on a trip with a luxurious speedboat and explore the finest spots of Ios, including its most hidden spots, underwater caves, and gorgeous seashores!

    2.5 hours Map
    from € 55.00
    Book now

Manganari Map

Explore our interactive map of Manganari.


1 Review
  • elef33 07 Dec 2008
    Very crowded in August
    Manganari was my favourite beach in Ios. Actually, our hotel was close there, so we used to spend most of our daytime in the beach. Manganari is a very popular beach, especially in July and August. Pure sand on the shore and crystal water, no wind to make your swim uncomfortable and a huge rock to dive. Although the beach gets very crowded, there is always extra space to lay your mat, as it is huge in length.