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Latitude: 36° 47.073' N
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From Pireas(Athens) to the port of Ios,it takes 3h15mn with the superfast ferry or around 7hrs with the regular one.From the port of Ios to Plakoto beach (which is in the north of the island) it is about a 40 min drive (about 20km),including a 15 min dirt road part (better with a 4x4 drive).Once in the chora,you have to follow the signs to plakoto. Where the road ends,take the dirt road leading to the sea...
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Alternative name Megalo Plakoto
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthDon't know
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to Don't know
Best tide positionDon't know
Best tide movementDon't know
Park your car almost on the beach. You will see the waves breaking mainly on the left side (when you look towards the sea) and some in the middle of the bay when the "swell"is a bit bigger.. You won't have to paddle much, it's a small spot..
I went there about 7 times during the summer,I was always the only person in the water..and on the beach..and on the road. Clear blue water!!
It's not worth it making a surf trip just to ride the waves of Plakoto.Nevertheless,if you are in the area anyway,give it a shot,you might be surprised!
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