The beaches of Ios regularly feature amongst Traveller’s Choice awards for having one of the “top 10 beaches in Europe” but in fact boasts 75 kilometres of beautiful, white sandy beaches and turquoise coastlines, leaving you spoilt for choice…

  • Yialos

A stones throw away from the port of Ios, it is the second most populated area of the island. Enjoy your sunbathing on its golden sand and a variety of water sports including scuba diving in its crystal clear waters. Along the beach you will find numerous restaurants, traditional tavernas and modern beach bars, all of which can be enjoyed against the backdrop of the church of St Irini, which greets and accompanies you throughout your travels through the port area.

  • Mylopotas

Located south-west of Chora, Mylopotas beach is the most popular beach of Ios. It extends for one kilometer and offers sun beds, umbrellas, beach bars, cafes, restaurants and a great variety of sea sports.

  • St Theodoti

St Theodoti can be reached by road. Set out from the windmills in the Chora or from the road to the rear of the Ormos valley. The bay of St Theodoti is a secluded beach with golden sand and crystalline waters and represents a perfect escape for those wanting to enjoy a more leisurely pace on their travels.

  • Psathi

If lush, green landscapes are your thing, then look no further than Psathi. Psathi lies in a beautiful green valley offering two beaches untouched by development, offering relative privacy even in high season.

  • Magganari

For lovers of the cult Luc Besson film “The Big Blue”, do not look further than Magganari. Its allure on Ios island has no contemporary. It is a complex configuration of five idyllic adjacent beaches with golden sand and shallow turquoise waters, especially recommended for families. Along the beach you will find many cafes and greek restaurants.


And to think you still have only scratched the surface. Other beaches of Ios worth discovering: Koumbara, Tzamaria, Lorentzena, Kalamos, Plakes, Tris Klisies, Pikri Nero, Klima and many more…

These are just some of them at which you will find time and space to enjoy the peace of mind that accompanies an enchanting Aegean landscape…