A long arc of golden sand, Mylopotas Beach is very popular with visitors to Ios. But it doesn't feel crowded, even in August. There is plenty of space between the sun loungers, which are available to rent at fairly low prices. The water sports equipment is also good value, and the sand is soft enough to accommodate volleyball and other games. With the exception of the FarOut beach club, most of the restaurants, bars and cafes that line the road are low key and unobtrusive. A couple of bakers offer decent sandwiches and pastries for lunch. Dozens of youthful tourists catch the bus service (tickets €1.60 each way), which runs every 15 minutes up and down the tortuous road from the Chora.