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.
Psarou: Situated within walking
distance and just to the right of the Plati Gialos bus terminus. Fully organised
beach offering water sports (including a diving school) attracting thousands of
visitors during summer.
Platis Gialos: About 4 km from
the center of Mykonos town, a very popular beach on the south side of the
island. It is also one of the longest beaches on Mykonos.
From here one may
hire a small boat to visit other beaches like Paradise, Super Paradise etc.
There is a very good connection by bus with Mykonos town, till very late at
Paranga: One of the island's
smallest beaches, it is 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. The beach can be reached by bus or by a
15 minute walk from Platis Gialos.
Paradise (Kalamopodi): One of the
most famous beaches of Mykonos, nudist friendly, attracting mostly a young crowd
by its 24 hour music and its day and night beach parties. Water sports, diving
centre and beach bars are available. It is located on the south, between Paranga
Beach and Super Paradise Beach, and is reachable by a footpath from Plati Gialo,
by bus or by small boat.
Super Paradise (Plintri): Just as
famous as Paradise, it lies on the south side of Mykonos, next to Paradise
beach. The setting truly is paradisiacal but don't come here for a peaceful
family picnic - music blares from huge loud speakers and during high season the
beach partying often continues all day long. Full nudity is permitted.
reachable by local bus and small boat.
Agrari: Located right next to
Elia beach, they form together a huge sandy beach. Agrari is less popular than
its neighbour and much calmer. It can be reached by local bus and taxi-boat.
Elia: 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.
In the area just before Elia beach, there is
"Watermania", a 60,000 square metre water park with dare devil chutes, a host of
water-based activities, music and dancing.
The beach is accessible by bus
service from Mykonos Town and boat service from Platis
Kalo Livadi: Kalo
Livadi lies 2 km from Ano Mera. It is the perfect place for those who look for a
peaceful environment. 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.
Ornos: Only two kilometres from
town, located on the south west. 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 island of Delos are available from
this bay which also provides a good anchorage for yachts.
Korfos: Only two kilometres from
town. Attracts mainly wind surfing enthusiasts, due to the frequency of good
on-shore winds. Not suitable for swimming or sunbathing.
Agios Ioannis: 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. You can enjoy a wonderful
view over the island of Delos.
Sostis: On the north part of the island. Suitable for those who
want to avoid crowds and enjoy calmness. One of the most secluded beaches on the
island, since access is limited to private vehicle and taxi.
Ftelia: 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 vehicles.