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.
The 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 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
Paradise 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 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
Kalafatis 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. 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.
Agios 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
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