Things to Do in Ios

Things to Do in Ios, Greece - Ios Attractions

Things to Do in Ios


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  • Nicolas F
    6 contributions
    Great beach but is tooo far. We were driving for an hour (with atg, by car is faster) . Do nnot go on a windy day
    Written August 20, 2023
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  • SoonerSteve
    Delray Beach, FL1,331 contributions
    What more could you want in a beach. It is large with soft sand and clear and lined with wonderful restaurants. V you can rent sunning beds.
    Written September 26, 2023
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  • Mandy R
    Bedford5 contributions
    Helen was so knowledgeable and lovely! We turned up out of the blue but she made us feel so welcome. The cheese, wine and honey at the end was absolutely delicious!! Highly recommend a visit to this traditional and beautiful place
    Written October 3, 2023
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  • Helena S
    Riga, Latvia231 contributions
    Lovely beach with gourgeous big trees under which to hide. Christal clear water.Not crowded two tavefnz one on the veach and ond close to bus stop.Very good experience.Bus trip from port eur 2.50 a person one way.
    Written September 3, 2023
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  • Nicolas F
    6 contributions
    Best beach on the island (at least for me). You have ti walk a bit but deff worth it.
    Half of the beach is also for nudists, other half is not. Must visit
    Written August 20, 2023
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  • Sus1952
    Palmerston North, New Zealand2,084 contributions
    This is a beautiful little church situated high in old Chora. The steps to it are easy to negotiate and relatively shallow so it is an easy climb and we’ll worth the effort. It is certainly well worth climbing further to the top so that you can get a 360 degree view.
    Written May 29, 2022
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  • CHRISTOS K
    Thessaloniki, Greece301 contributions
    This is beach is close to yialos. Sandy and quiet beach but with scattered rocks in the sea front. There are sunbeds. On the left side they are cheaper but on the right side they are more luxurious- but overpriced 25 euros per double sunbed. The nearby Greek tavern " koumpara" is a very good choice to taste Greek food and fresh fish but it is quite expensive
    Written July 17, 2019
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  • ctaklis
    Liri, Greece59 contributions
    It's a lovely beach. The underwater fauna is exquisite. It has a lot of alien species to find and photograph if you want. It is great to visit at least once in your life.

    But it's a remote area and the path is not so easy. It has a great elevation and it will be difficult on hot days especially if you have some weight to carry.
    Written August 15, 2023
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  • saronic
    Zurich, Switzerland26,268 contributions
    Since my accomodation was in Ios port I was happy to have a beach close by for an early evening swim after exploring the countryside without having been to one of the island's other beaches. Gialos beach just begins at the harbour settlement and especially in the first part is organized with sunbeds, umbrellas for rent and with cafés and bars behind the coastal road. There are toilets, a first aid station and the beach has received a Blue Flag certificate from the FEE.

    If somebody doesn't want anything organized there is the possibility to just walk further down, where there are no umbrellas, just some tamarisk trees for shade, almost the only one's I have seen on Ios' beaches. Being very shallow for a long time Gialos is a good beach for small children, but not ideal for swimmers.

    To be able to really swim one has to walk for quite some time through a muddy kind of sand and then comes plenty of seagrass, which is a sign for clean water, but when swimming (crawling) there my hands constantly touched the seagrass and it felt a bit like going through a meadow.

    Being at the end of the quite long Ios Bay and facing southwest the Gialos Beach is protected from the Meltemi, the common wind from northeast during the summer months.
    Written March 1, 2020
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  • wraith75
    Oklahoma177 contributions
    It was a great little get away our first full day on Ios. The drive was scenic and beautiful, amazed at all of the rock fences and terraces built over the years. As everyone says, there's not much structure once you get there but the view is spectacular and the history of the spot is great to experience. Certainly recommend this as an option to see more of the island and visit a site that may be truly historic or not - we'd like to believe it is!
    Written July 16, 2021
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  • Jane D
    Leamington Spa, UK270 contributions
    A lot of time and money has been spent on the pathway - it’s fantastic!
    It’s about a 15min walk from the road, the views are outstanding. If you have a car and head to Psathi beach it’s definitely worth stopping at and walking to. Take water with you as in September it was hot hot hot!
    Written September 13, 2020
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  • saronic
    Zurich, Switzerland26,268 contributions
    Sitting to the south of Ios Bay, the whitewashed church of Agia Irini is the first great impression of the island: an eyecatcher and a landmark. Once in Ios it is worth to take the 5 minutes walk from the harbour to Agia Irini, dedicated to the patron saint of the sick, although the church is closed as all ecclesiastical buildings on the island.

    A visit makes sense for the views one has from here over Ios Bay all the way to Gialos Beach, and then the architecture of the building is fascinating, just looking at it from the outside. A playful Cycladic construction - as is said from the 17th century - with cupolas, half cupolas, with two clocktowers, one above the entrance to the courtyard, one above the entrance to the church proper.

    Besides some smaller trees there are also a Eucalyptus and a Pine Tree in the courtyard. To the left of the church a path goes for another 15 minutes to the tiny Valma Beach, nice to look at, but not a great place to swim.
    Written February 27, 2020
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