Beyond Mylopotas Beach: All about the beaches of Ios!
- It is time to talk about one of the most important elements of Ios. Yes, we are all ready to take you on a trip around the beaches of Ios! Where will you find organized beaches? Which are nudists’ favourites? Where you can live the beauty of Aegean Sea? Where you can gaze the horizon? Which beaches are the best to stay all day and night long! Embark on the beach journey of your life!
Mylopotas Beach. The most famous plus the best organized beach of Ios. Close to Chora, this endless sandy beach has something for everyone. Beach bars, restaurants, cafes, markets, water sport facilities and many accommodation proposals! The crystal clear waters are the best for scuba divers and here you will meet all locals and visitors of Ios, literally!
Magganari Beach. Let us take you a little bit further to the next best beach of Ios. A 25 minutes drive from the Chora will take you to the unspoiled paradise of Maganari beach. It is actually three beaches with sand and very clean waters. The tranquillity and beauty with views to Santorini along with food and stay proposals consist the beach of Maganari in Ios.
Tripiti Beach. Close to Maganari is the Tripiti beach. You have to walk to find this peaceful and beautiful sandy beach.
Tris Klisies Beach. On the way to Maganari you will find the beach of Tris Klisies, meaning Three Churches. This is a very private beach ideal for nudists.
Vathirema Beach. An ideal beach for those who like swimming and lying in the sun naked. It is sandy and really secluded.
Agia Theodoti Beach. Closer to the Chora of Ios the beach of Agia Theodoti is another paradise. It features some umbrellas and sun loungers plus a tavern with stunning views. In Agia Theodoti, you will also enjoy swimming and relaxing under the trees on the shore.
Koumbara Beach. Starting from the port, turn left, opposite way of the one leading to Chora, in order to find the beach of Koumbara. The beach has started to get more popular over the last years as it has lots of accommodations and restaurants. If you want to discover more, just walk to the next little bay and the one after that, until you find the best spot for you.
Psathi Beach. Combine visiting the Palaiokastro area with a dive to the large beach of Psathi with the clear, azure waters and enjoy the sun at the sandy beach. You will find umbrellas and a restaurant and a totally natural part for the nature lovers.
Gyalos Beach. This is the beach on the port of Ios. Close to Chora and Mylopotas, here you will find the port’s conveniences like restaurants and shops whereas you will swim in shallow waters and you will rest on the golden sand of the shore.
Kalamos Beach. Search for the beach of Kalamos on the eastern part of Ios and visit also the monastery of Agios Ioanis found on the way to the beach. The secluded location of the beach favours the bold who want to enjoy swimming and sunbathing in a private beach.
Papa Beach. Once in Kalamos search for the cove of Papa beach. Secluded and tranquil, this beach is ideal for people who love the real environment of the Ios island. This is ideal for relaxation and couples seeking for privacy.
Kolitsani Beach. Just 1 km from the port this secluded, little beach is ideal for those seeking for quite moments and don’t wish to travel. The Modern Art Museum of Ios is located there for a before or after relaxing cultural break.
Loretzena Beach. Rocky and small, this cove with the crystal clear waters is located 5 km north from the Chora of Ios.
Plakoto Beach. No modern facilities and quietness are the main characteristics of Plakoto. Accessible by boat or after a 13km drive north of Chora, here you will enjoy swimming in stunningly clear waters.
Cape Karatzas Beach. Really isolated, this pebbled beach on the northern side of the island is ideal if you want feel like a castaway.
Diamoudia Beach. A secluded cove 7 km away from Chora with pebbles and impressive rock formations, Diamoudia is ideal for the adventurous types of traveller!
Kambaki Beach: Pure and isolated this pebbled beach is 10 km north from Chora and is a perfect choice if you want to be alone and away from it all!
Neraki Beach: Sand and pebbles with clear waters await just 10 km from Chora to enjoy peacefully the serene atmosphere of this beach.
Plakes Beach: Another ideal beach for those seeking for a quite shore on the island of Ios.