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
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.
Megali Ammos Beach
: The closest beach to Chora, reachable by a 15 min
walk, ideal for those who only have a few hours to
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
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 boatAgrari
Beach: 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 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 Mykonos Town and boat service from Platis
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 taxi-boat.
Kalo Livadi Beach: Kalo Livadi lies 2 km from Ano
Mera. It was the perfect place for those who look for a peaceful environment.
NOT ANYMORE. Since 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.
Ornos Beach: Only 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 island of Delos are available from this bay which
also provides a good anchorage for yachts
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 sunbathing.
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 Delos.
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 vehicles.
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: Sandy 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 available.
Choulakia Beach : Next 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
Tourlos Beach : Only a short distance from Chora, near the new port, it is a small
beach offering many accommodation options.
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.
Lia Beach: The furthest beach from Chora, of sand and pebbles. Since access is limited to private
vehicle or taxi, this beautiful beach is suitable for those who avoid
Tigani and Frangia: Popular with boat parties, often having barbecues at the seaside,
these two remote beaches offer wonderful natural scenery.
Kapari Beach: protected by a rocky hillside, this isolated sandy beach is
overlooking Delos island.
For those who seek calmness.