Mylopotas is the most famous beach of Ios
, very close to the main village Ios Chora
. And while Chora is the preferred place for the evenings, Mylopotas is the party place during the day, as some beach bars organize regular dj parties in the summer.
The beach is large and entirely sandy, with enough facilities, as well as water sports, scuba diving and windsurf lessons. Due to the location, there are often waves and winds in the summer which make the sea look deeper than it is, but actually the water is shallow around the shore. Behind Mylopotas and on the hill below Chora there are hotels and guesthouses with rooms to rent, a bakery and a small supermarket.