With more than 35 startling beaches as well as coves with golden sand and cerulean waters, the beautiful island of Ios in the Cyclades insular complex in Greece is considered one of the top 10 islands with the best beaches in all of the Mediterranean. Thus Ios has been chosen for many film productions such as “The Big Blue (Le grand bleu)” filmed at Manganari beach as well as “Ginger and Cinnamon (Dillo con parole mie)” that was filmed throughout the beautiful beaches and other scenic locations of Ios. Resembling another film setting the private Wind of Dreams estate is brilliantly situated on Papas beach offering a haven of serenity and relaxation amidst the dramatic natural surroundings.
The beautiful beaches of Kalamos, Manganari and Tris Eklisies are also situated nearby. The marvelous collection of private lounging areas at the beaches of Hamouhades and Pikri Nero right next to the beaches of Manousou and Pepa invite guests to unwind in privacy, while the luxury boutique hotel Agalia with its exclusive suites is conveniently situated near Koumbara and Mylopotas beaches in Ios allowing guests to enjoy the serenity of the sea.
Awarded with the blue flag for its crystal clear emerald waters and fine white sand, Mylopotas is the most famous beach on the island of Ios. It is fully organized offering bathers a breadth of entertainment choices. From water sports adventures to lounging breaks by the bar, visitors are welcome to embrace the vibrant spirit of the island.
Next to Papas beach on the eastern coast of Ios is Kalamos, a long golden sand beach with crystal clear waters that offers a special place for travelers seeking a haven of tranquility. This beach is ideal for diving and snorkeling. On your way there you will pass the Byzantine monastery of Agios Ioannis which is worth a visit.
Also awarded with the blue flag, Manganari beach is formed by 4 consecutive beaches, creating a majestic lagoon rightfully regarded as one of the most beautiful places to swim in all of the Aegean.
While the first beach is fitted with many amenities and conveniences, the other three offer bathers a tranquil escape from the crowds. The warm waters and fine sand make it an ideal choice for a day on the beach with the family. Manganari was the base and one of the locations for Luc Besson’s movie “The Big Blue (Le grand bleu)”.
Accessible only by sea, Chamouhades beach is situated within a 350 acre private estate with a cozy lounging area inviting guests to enjoy the peaceful serenity of their surroundings while relaxing on the fine white sand.
Situated amidst the beautiful beaches of Pikri Nero and Chamouhades, Manousou beach is another private sun and sea paradise for travelers seeking a tranquil escape under the sun.
Tranquil and calm, Koumbara beach is ideal for relaxing escapes. Bathers can fully unwind on the sun kissed shore, enjoy authentic meals at one of the traditional tavernas and enjoy the most spectacular sunset on the island of Ios.
Secluded from the crowds this beautiful cove is hidden amidst the verdant landscape offering visitors a haven of tranquility and peacefulness. The pacifying nature and calm crystalline waters welcome bathers for a refreshing dive in tranquility.
Accessible by boat and a private road Pikri Nero beach is a twin beach situated within a private estate of 250 acres offering visitors a tranquil repose on its white sand and its commodious lounging area.
This beautiful beach next to Manganari is a perfect choice for the adventurous traveler. Visitors must take a short hike on a nature trail to reach the seashore, where the inviting deep blue waters welcome you for a delightful swim.