Mylopotas Beach is the most popular beach on Ios, and one of the best in the Greek Islands. It regularly features in polls as one of the “Top 10 Beaches in Europe”. Mylopotas is a Blue Flag beach which is more than 1km long and very wide, with beautiful golden sand and crystal clear clean water.
Mylopotas is in the shape of a horseshoe bay with rocks at either end of the beach. It is situated about 2km south of the main village in Ios.
Sunbeds and umbrellas are available at the Beach.
There are many chilled-out beach bars, tavernas, restaurants and small shops to enjoy all the way along the beach.
For the more adventurous, try out your choice of the many watersports on offer along the beach, go diving, hire a boat, or go kayaking for the day to explore some of the smaller beaches not far from Mylopotas.
There are also 2 places to play beach volleyball at either end of Mylopotas Beach.
There are many hotels and rooms available all along Mylopotas Beach.
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How to get to Mylopotas:
Buses run to and from the Port, through the main village of Chora to Mylopotas every 15 minutes. It is a short journey of about 10-15 minutes depending on your start point.
Alternatively you can really enjoy the full panoramic view of Mylopotas Beach by walking down the old donkey trail to the beach from the village. The walk will take about 20 minutes. The views of the beach on the walk are simply breath-taking, and a great spot for taking some of the best pictures of Ios Greece!