Mykonos is world famous for its beautiful golden sandy
beaches and transparent waters. There is a beach for every taste and mood.
Nudists, round-the-clock party people, families and those seeking a break from
the madness of Mykonos will all be able to find
a beach that fits their taste.
The beaches on the south shore of the island
have the best sand, view and are protected from the Meltemi, the local Cycladic
wind. Keep in mind that most people begin to arrive in the early afternoon, and
you can avoid the worst of the crowds by going in the morning. The north coast
beaches are less developed but just as beautiful. They are less organized and
crowded and most suitable for those in search of a bit of calm.
Mykonos Megali Ammos: The closest beach to Chora, reachable by a 15 min walk, ideal for
those who only have a few hours to spend.
Mykonos Psarou Beach: Situated within walking
distance and just to the right of the Plati Gialos bus terminus. A fully
organised beach, offers glamour and prestige. It’s the place to see and to be
seen. Nammos the beach restaurant offers the same glamour and prestige as long
as you are willing to pay the price. In high season you might have bribe your
way to gain access to your spot on the beach.
Platis Gialos Beach: About 4 km from Mykonos town, a very popular
beach on the south side. It is also one of the longest on Mykonos. It was once a family beach, but nowadays it’s
becoming more cosmopolitan. From here one may hire a small boat to visit other
beaches like Paradise, Super Paradise etc. That was the only way to visit those
beaches before roads were built. Good connection by bus with Mykonos town, till
very late at night.
Paranga Beach: One of the smallest beaches, a combination of
two sandy beaches separated by a headland. Although organised, it has a new-age
feel about it, with fine sand and huge rocks juxtaposed with blue water. In the
spring time it reminds you of the old days, but in the summer it’s crowded with
Italians.It can be reached by bus or by a 15 minute walk from Platis
Paradise Beach (Kalamopodi): One of the most famous, nudist
friendly, attracting young crowds by its 24 hour music and its day and night
beach parties. Water sports, a diving centre and beach bars are available. Here
the largest organised camping resides on the island, next to the after club Cavo
Paradiso, which hosts DJs of David Morales and DJ Tiesto fame. Between Paranga and Super Paradise, is
reachable by a footpath from Platis Gialos, by bus or small
Super Paradise Beach (Plintri): Just as famous as its neighbouring
Paradise. Despite the paradisiacal setting, don't come here for a peaceful day -
music blares from huge loud speakers and the beach partying often continues all
day long. Full nudity is permitted on the right side of the beach which is also
gay friendly. It is reachable by local bus and small
Elia beach: Elia is in a
distance of about 3 km away from Ano Mera. The largest of the southern beaches,
it has good restaurants, hotels, bungalows. Again the right side of the beach is
preferred by socialite Greek gays. The beach is accessible by bus service from
and boat service from Platis Gialos.
Agrari Beach: Located right next to Elia beach, they form
together a huge sandy beach. Agrari is less popular than its neighbour and much
calmer, couples seem to prefer this beach. It can be reached by local bus and
beach: Kalo Livadi
lies 2 km
from Ano Mera. It was the perfect place for those who look for
a peaceful environment. NOT
Dimitris opened Sol y Mar as an equal rival to Nammos in
Psarou, every local entrepreneur is trying to find his hot spot on that beach.
If you like to stay overnight, there is one hotel and a few rooms to let. Buses
run frequently from Mykonos Town to Kalo Livadi beach.
two kilometres from town, located on the south west. It is the perfect family
beach with all amenities. Access to and from town is easily made by frequent bus
service. Daily boat services to other beaches as well as excursions to the
Delos are available from
this bay which also provides a good anchorage for yachts.
Korfos Beach: Only two kilometres from town. The beach
attracts mainly wind surfing enthusiasts, due to the frequency of good on-shore
winds. Not suitable for swimming or
Agios Ioannis Beach: Situated on the south-west coast of the island,
5 km from Mykonos Town, Agios Ioannis is fully organised, wind-protected beach,
ideal for families or incognito magnates. Christos taverna combines local food
and marble sculpturing! You can enjoy a wonderful view over the island of
Ftelia Beach: North facing beach, most
suitable to windsurfers, since it is exposed to strong northern winds. There is
a restaurant to serve the needs of those who visit and access to this beach can
only be made by taxi or private
Mykonos Panormos-Agios Sostis
beaches: On the north part, 4.5 km from
Mykonos town, these unique beaches can be reached only by private vehicle or
taxi, yet the road network is in excellent condition. They are the best known unorganised
beaches on the island. Greek celebrities seem to prefer them. On Panormos,
Giorgos Zaglaras tavera the real definition of hip and chic. Panormos is the
well known secret on the island.
Agia Anna - Kalafatis beaches : Sandy beaches next to one another, on the eastern part. Agia Anna is small with only a few
umbrellas, while the beautiful Kalafatis bay
is favoured by wind surfers who enjoy a good offshore breeze. Organized, offering water sports and a
diving school. Bus connection with
Agios Stefanos Beach:
beach next to the new harbor, Tourlos, 3.5km from Mykonos town. A good solution
for those who do not have their own means of transport and do not like moving
around much. Organized, with
fish tavernas, as well as a bar-taverna. Water sports
Mykonos Choulakia beach:
to Agios Stefanos, with beautiful rounded stones from which it took its
name. Here too, access is made only
by private car or taxi, or by walking about 1 km from Agios Stefanos bus
Mykonos Tourlos beach:
Only a short distance from Chora, near the new port, it is a small beach
offering many accommodation options.
Mykonos Fokos beach:
Undeveloped northern beach, to reach only by private vehicle or taxi. You’ll feel isolation and calmness, away
from the busy Mykonos Town.
Mykonos Lia beach:
The furthest beach from Chora, of sand and pebbles. Since access is limited to private
or taxi, this beautiful beach is suitable for those who avoid crowds.
Mykonos Tigani and Frangia
with boat parties, often having barbecues at the seaside, these two remote
beaches offer wonderful natural scenery.
Mykonos Kapari beach:
protected by a rocky hillside, this isolated sandy beach is overlooking Delos
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