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Best beaches of Mykonos

Mykonos has probably the most famous beaches in Greece. Beaches for all kinds of taste, cosmopolitan beaches , family beaches, nude beaches, party beaches, remote ones and even beaches in the town, all with gold sand, umbrellas, sun beds, water sports, bars and restaurants. In this article we will describe the most popular beaches in Mykonos including the best beach pictures we took in early October this year.

psarou beachThe beach of Psarou. This upmarket beach is popular amongst Greeks. It is a pretty sheltered sandy cove with walk boards, umbrellas and extremely comfortable upholstered sun beds, complete with beach towels, provided by the two restaurants which have a prime location on the seashore. Around the bay there are small-scale hotels and apartments all with fabulous views to the crystalline blue water. The atmosphere of the beach and the restaurants is cool/chic and, particularly charming, are the few traditional fishing boats - looking strangely out of place in all this chic sophistication - defiantly moored alongside state of the art yachts and speedboats as if to say 'we were here first!' The beach is reached by a small lane and has no access for cars or bikes. These must be left at the top of the lane at a small car park where the fee is whatever you feel is appropriate!

The beach of Platis Gialos. This is a popular family beach with a wide sandy beach, straw umbrellas, sun beds, diving platform and large inflatable platform provided for amusement of youngsters. Here you will find almost everything a family may need for their stay. The hotels and apartments for rent all have balconies overlooking the sea and are located on the first floors above the restaurants, bars, shops, mini markets and small supermarket which line the seashore. Here too you can take a boat trip to other beaches on Mykonos or, if you wish to be an independent sailor, you can rent a boat to make your own day trips.

paraga beachParaga beach Mykonos . A delightful wide sandy beach with plenty of old established tamarisk trees providing natural shade from the summer sun. Forty years ago the facilities on this beach were just a simple refreshment hut run by an old hippie of the 1960s.Today, the beach still maintains a laidback hippie atmosphere and the hut has expanded into a substantial taverna and bar with palm umbrellas and sun beds on the beach.

paradise beachParadise Beach. It has to be said, this beach is only paradise if you are under 30 (or less) and love loud music. The beach is wide and is fine gravel rather than sand. At the back of the beach there are bars, clubs, DJ platforms and dance floors. Sun beds and umbrellas provide shade and recovery from the heavy club style music. This is the beach for clubbers, it is loud and crowded and not for anyone over 30!

super paradise beachSuper Paradise Beach. Although Mykonos has many beautiful sandy beaches, Super Paradise is probably one of the loveliest, a wide expanse of fine and coarse golden sand. Its setting is tranquil and rural with just a few houses built on the rocky outcrop. One end of the beach caters for nude bathing and has an elegant restaurant bar on the steps leading to the sand, whilst the other end has sun beds, umbrellas, a cafe/bar, self-service restaurant, beach boutique and ATM cash point. Getting to Super Paradise Beach is an interesting drive through the country roads of Mykonos with its rocky, boulder-strewn landscape. From the main road there are two roads leading down to the beach by car. On reaching the junction, a left turn leads to the end of the beach with the refreshment facilities whereas a right turn leads down to the nudist area. Both roads have good, free parking areas with steps down to the beach. Alternatively, there are boat trips from Platis Gialos to Super Paradise Beach.

beach of KalafatisKalafatis Beach. A beautiful and less developed beach from the other beaches on this south-eastern coast of Myonos. A deep bay with golden sand and backed by well established tamarisk trees. Peaceful and away from the fashionable crowds it is the perfect spot for windsurfing. There are also facilities for beach volleyball and it is well served by hotels and restaurants. Car parks are located on both ends of the beach. Immediately next to Kalafatis are the beaches of Draoumia and Tafarnis. Both sandy with tamarisk trees and also undeveloped. and hence less busy than the more popular beaches. In the area of Kalafatis you will find a more traditional Greece with farms and fishing hamlets.

ornos beach in MykonosOrnos Beach. This charming seaside resort has a lot in common with Platis Gialos. Like most of the beaches in Mykonos it is very wide and sandy and offers plenty of holiday accommodation, supermarkets and tourist shops which fringe the seashore. It has scuba diving and snorkelling schools and is easily reached by bus from Hora. For those arriving by car there are plenty of parking areas at the seafront and just outside the town itself.

Platis Gialos beachAgios Ioannis Beach is a tiny beach opposite the church of the same name. This beach is very quiet and traditional and ideal for fishing and mooring boats. There is one very pleasant tavern on the sandy area of the beach. Also in the north of the island you will find the beach of Ftelia.
The beach of Elia is another very popular beach in the south east of Mykonos, like the other beaches of the south coast is sandy with many facilities like restaurants, bars, water sports, elia beach is one of the longest of Mykonos. Finally at the town there is always the beach at the north east of Akti Kambani. Photos down to the left Ftelia beach to the right Platys Gialos beach. Check our Mykonos beach pictures

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