Ios Kalamos beach
Kalamos Ios: The long and sandy beach of Kalamos, on the eastern coast of Ios, 10km from the port, is a gorgeous place with soft golden sand and crystal waters. It is mostly secluded and receives few visitors, even in high season. Surrounded by rocky cliffs covered in almonds and olive trees, the beach is considered a special spot for adventure.
In Kalamos, you have the opportunity to enjoy the sun and swim in the transparent waters of the Aegean Sea, spending some hours far from the cosmopolitan crowds of Chora. The preserved beach of Kalamos is ideal for diving adventures and snorkeling. For those who look for a peaceful haven, Kalamos will definitely fit your taste.
On your way to the beach, there is the Byzantine monastery of Agios Ioannis, a preserved building that dates back to 19th century. The most important religious festival takes place there, every year on 29th August. To reach Kalamos follow the road to Manganari beach passing through Mylopotas. The isolated beaches of Papas and Plakes are found westwards of Kalamos.