Yialos Beach

The Beach:

Yialos beach (or Gialos) is the main beach at the Port in Ios. It is a popular, spacious and sandy beach, and is about 500m long. Yialos is a great anchorage for cabin cruisers and small yachts, and hence it can get quite busy during peak season in Ios Greece.

From Yialos, you can take a walk to the beautiful church of Agia Irini. This is a lovely Byzantine church which has two bell towers at each end and two domes, a large one in the middle of the church, and a smaller one over the eastern side of the church. From Agia Irini you can also walk south to Valmas Beach, where you will find a taverna and a quiet beach.

At the other end of Yialos beach, you can also continue walking to Koumbara beach. There is a wonderful view of the sea and the traditional white houses of the Port along this walk. You can see Sikinos Island in the distance too.

Facilities:

Sunbeds and umbrellas are available at Yialos beach. There is a row of local tavernas, cafe-bars, small shops and a supermarket nearby. A range of watersports are available on the beach.

Accommodation:

There is a wide variety of accommodation near Yialos beach and the Port.

How to get to Yialos Beach:

There are buses every 15 minutes from Mylopotas to the Port. Keep walking along by the Port and Yialos is the first beach you can see.

Best Known For:

Sandy and spacious
Good for families
Great anchorage for cabin cruisers and small yachts
Watersports
Blue Flag Beach