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.
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.
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
Blue Flag Beach