Ios, an island full of enchanting beaches that can be considered amongst Mediterranean’s finest. What if its coastline is short and doesn’t exceed 87 kilometers? It includes over 30 sandy beaches with clear blue waters that will fascinate you and make you wanting stay there forever. Which ones, though, are definitely worth taking your summer dives? Discover them through the text we edited for you.

Here is the list with the 10+1 best beaches of Ios

1. The famous Mylopotamos

Also known as Mylopotamos, this beach is the most famous of Ios, especially among young people. A golden seashore with crystal clear waters, it has top organization and plenty of food, drink and entertainment options. There, you can enjoy your favorite sea sports, as well. Additionally, it has been awarded with a blue flag.

2. Magganari, an earthly paradise

Another one of the most famous beaches of Ios. It is a complex of three large beaches and many small ones that form creeks with fine sand and emerald waters. Because of its natural beauty, this beach was chosen as a scenery for filming scenes of the famous movie “Endless Blue” of Luc Besson. It has also been awarded with a blue flag.

3. Gialos or Ormos, the closest option

Another breathtaking sandy beach, located right next to Ios’ port. Welcoming, organized and shallow, it is an ideal choice for families with children that need their comfort. There, you will find sunbeds and beach umbrellas, beach bars and sea sports center. It is even awarded with a blue flag.

4. The quiet Agia Theodoti beach

A long sandy beach that, because of its size, is never crowded. This is exactly the reason why it constitutes an ideal option for those seeking peace and a relaxing atmosphere. It combines the organized and unorganized section. Furthermore, it offers an exquisite view to Iraklia and Amorgos.

5. Psathi with its wave

This beach has very frequent waves. That’s why windsurfing fans prefer it. In a matter of fact, due to its bottom’s morphology, the waves can acquire impressive colors. There you will also find many little taverns to enjoy a wonderful meal after your water sports.

6. The busy Koumbara

Protected from the wind, sandy and with shallow crystal clear waters, Koumbara constitutes an exceptional choice for your dives. That’s why is always so crowded by families and all kinds of visitors.

7. The idyllic Kolitsani

Favorite choice for those who love tranquility as well as nudism. A narrow beach with impressive golden sand and green waters, it always remains protected from the winds due to the rocky hills that surround it. It is only accessible on foot through a path.

8. Valmas with the wild beauty

A picturesque bay located very close to Chora of Ios. However, it is a choice of few due to its difficult access and rugged landscape. You will reach it through a path from the church of Agia Irini.

9. The emblematic Avlaki tou Papa beach

A secluded bay, hidden in a green landscape, will give you a unique relaxation experience in its crystal clear waters and smooth white seashore. You can, also, enjoy your picnic in the forest behind it.

10. The isolated Plakes beach

It is one of those beaches that are long distanced from Chora of Naxos, but are definitely worth visiting. The barren landscape and the rocks that surround it, impart a wild beauty. Its deep blue waters constitute an ideal swimming option.

+1. Kalamos with its wonderful bottom

A large calm beach surrounded by rocks and featuring golden sand shore with crystal emerald waters. The thing that makes it special is its outstanding bottom that is worth exploring it. It is accessible via a passable road next to which dominates the Byzantine Monastery of Agios Ioannis of the 19th century that is worth visiting.

Ios and its beaches are waiting for you this summer

Ios is one of the Greek islands that are famous for their many and impressive beaches. What if the options that we present you above are 10+1? There you’ll find even more, equally remarkable. Furthermore, it is an ideal destination for those who love beach bars and entertainment. So, if this summer you are looking for an essence of Cycladic vacations at an intense pace, then this island is your first choice. Wait no more! Book your tickets to Ios from Piraeus with FAST FERRIES and….

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