Magganari is not actually a beach, but a subsequence of coves forming at least 3 wide and many small beaches. You will be carried away by their view and you will be eager to find yourself near their blue-green waters and the golden sand. Magganari is the ideal choice not only for those seeking an organized beach with umbrellas and sunbeds,...
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Agia Theodoti is a large beach in the northwest part of the island (12km from the port), so large that it has both an organized section and completely quiet secluded parts. An easily accessed, endless, sandy beach where you can enjoy your swim with the tamarisk trees providing their natural shade.
Gialos is the wide beach with the fine sand right next to the port. Part of this beach is organized but it also has many tamarisk trees providing natural shade. While it is an easy and within close distance choice, you might get annoyed at the traffic of the port depending on the season and the time of your visit, or you might not as well.
Koumbara is one of the busiest organized beaches within close distance from the port (1,5km) in the next gulf after the gulf of Gialos. If you like hiking and exploring though, you can wander around other gulfs, where within close distance you will find a beach with large pebbles and a little further down you will see a gulf with two small...
Mylopotas is the most organized and busiest beach of the island, a beach with golden sand and blue waters to the south of Chora (3km). Along the beach, there are umbrellas, sun beds while young people from all over the world have fun in the beach bars during the day taking the center of entertainment to Chora during the night.
In Psathi, a small settlement in Eastern Ios (20km from the port), you will find a wide beach, where you can enjoy its tranquil crystal clear blue waters.
Tris Klissies are three wonderful windless beaches in the southern part of the island. Due to their protection from the winds, they used to be the port of the island in the old times. Therefore, on the seabed you can see the remains of this old port.
Kalamos is another large beach to the east of Ios (16km from the port) with its blond sand and waters of several tints of blue. Kalamos can be accessed via a dirt road, while you will have to walk for a few meters in order to reach the beach.