Best Beaches to Visit on Ios Island

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Ios is on of those islands that strikes a nice balance between being off the beaten track and having a nice bustle of visitors during peak season. This is one of those places where if you want to find a great party somewhere, you certainly could. However, the island isn’t ruled by its party atmosphere either. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the stunning scenery here, such as sitting at one of the island’s many beaches. Here’s a look at some of the best beaches the island of Ios has to offer:


Mylopotas Beach is considered to be one of the best beaches on the island. In fact, if you want to be at a beach that is packed with people during peak season, this is the beach that you should head to! Much of the tourist activity on the island concerning beaches is concentrated here, which means that you’re in for a treat if you enjoy this type of atmosphere. However, despite the fact that it can get busy, it is also a great place to relax and enjoy the great landscape. There is also plenty of space here, which means you can always find a quiet corner of the beach. There are services here and also umbrellas and sun beds to rent.


If you would rather head to a beach that is more known for its beauty than its crowds, you won’t want to miss the chance to visit Manganari Beach! Many consider this to be the most beautiful beach on the island, so if you’re looking for stunning scenery, this is the place to be. It is located about 19 kilometers away from Chora, the main village on the island. You can take public transportation, drive, or even rent a taxi in order to get there. It is also a great beach for swimming because the coves shield the beach from the wind.


Are you looking for a beach that is convenient from Chora, the main village on the island? Gialos Beach is only a 2 kilometer drive from Chora, which means that if you don’t take transportation, drive a car, or hire a taxi, you could easily walk since it won’t even take you 30 minutes. The walk is pretty scenic and on a beautiful day, this is a great option for people. The beach is also known for its large area and gorgeous, golden sands. Since it is so accessible from Chora, it tends to get busy.


Koumbaro Beach is another place that can get busy during peak season since it is only four kilometers from Chora. You can also easily walk here from the port of Omos and it should only take about thirty minutes to do so. The beach has sun beds and umbrellas to rent and also gets pretty busy during peak season.

While on the island of Ios, there is certainly a lot that you can do. Whether walking the streets, shopping, or enjoying the nightlife, the island won’t disappoint. The beaches, however, will definitely be the highlight of your trip and you should make the time to visit as many as possible!

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