ΗIos is a Cycladic island of the Aegean Sea. Ios is called “Nios” by locals (Niotes). The surface of Ios is estimated at 108 713 sq. km and has a coastline of 87 km. It is located between Naxos, Sikinos and Santorini. The most important bays of the island is Gialos, Mylopotas and Manganari.
Ios is at a distance of 111 nm from the port of Piraeus, 72 miles from Heraklion and 55 nm from the port of Syros, which is the administrative seat of the county Cyclades.
The busiest beach on the island is Mylopotas, which is within walking distance from the town, while other beaches are Maganari, Gialos, the Kolitsani the Koumbara, Kalamos, Sapounohoma, the beach of Papa, the Beach Psathi and Agia Theodoti.