Manganari Beach is approximately 23km from the main village in Ios Greece.
It is not as crowded as Mylopotas Beach, and it’s not one beach but a series of sandy coves that shape into several smaller beaches.
Manganari beach is a Blue Flag beach, and the ideal spot if you want a full day in the sun in a relaxing and peaceful environment. It is also very suitable for families with children because of the shallow water.
The beach has changed very little over the years, and it is a lovely unspoilt beach. You may still even see flocks of goats on the sand from time to time if you’re there at the right time of day.Manganari was also used as one of the locations for the movie “The Big Blue” in 1988.
There are specific sections of the beach for sunbeds and umbrellas, all of which are situated near the organised watersports. Manganari is a great spot to go windsurfing as it can be quite a windy beach. It is also very easy to find quieter sections of the beach to enjoy away from the organised facilities.
There are a handful of Greek tavernas to enjoy fabulous fresh seafood and traditional Greek dishes for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
How to get to Manganari Beach:
There are several ways to get to the beach:
- By air conditioned bus. There are several daily departures from the Port, Chora or Mylopotas Beach.
- By boat. There are daily departures from the Port in the morning.
- By hire car / scooter / motorbike.Enjoy the breath-taking views on the way to this fabulous unspoilt beach. From high up on the road you can appreciate the great beauty and size of this stunning beach.
Manganari is Best Known For:
Family friendly beach
Relaxed and quiet beach
Blue Flag Beach
Rooms are available at the local tavernas at Manganari if you want to experience a completely different side to Ios away from the main Ios nightlife.