Valmas Ios: 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. Valmas is a small cove at the entrance of the port. The coast is actually not appropriate for swimming as it has many rocks, but it is fine for snorkeling. There are no tourist facilities around Valmas, the closest facilities are found in Ormos and Chora. The beach is a short 15-minute walk from Chora.