Manganari. Manganari is one of the most popular resorts on the island of Ios. It is located in the Manganari bay in the south of the island, about 18 kilometers (11 mi) from Chora (Ios town). It is a lovely, dune-like region. In the bay are several sandy beaches (three large and many small). Three small harbors where fishing boats and tourist boats are located. In 1988, scenes of the popular film, “The Big Blue” (Le Grand Bleu), were filmed here.
On the beach you can rent umbrellas and sunbeds, and all sorts of water sports facilities are available. Near the beach you’ll find many taverns and beach bars. There are rooms and hotels to accommodate you. Manganari is directly opposite the island of Santorini. For the best pictures you can go up to the mountains, where you can see five adjacent beaches.
Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Edited by Katrina Butzer