Beaches of Mykonos

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Beaches of Mykonos
Psarou beach, Mykonos

Mykonos beaches are famous all over the world for their golden sand and crystal waters. In fact, some of them are considered among the most beautiful beaches in Greece.

As Mykonos is among the most popular tourist destinations in Greece, most beaches in Mykonos are organized with many tourist facilities, from seaside accommodation to beach bars, restaurants, and water sports centers. The best-organized beaches in Mykonos are found on the southern coast, which gets extremely overcrowded during peak season.

Paradise Beach and Super Paradise Beach are the most famous beaches for partying. Psarrou beach, with the famous Nammos restaurant and beach bar, is the most famous among jet setters and celebrities. Platis Gialos beach is the most famous beach resort with many hotels. Kalafatis beach is ideal for windsurfing and other water sports.

Mykonos Beaches

You will find below a list of the best beaches on Mykonos island.

  • Mykonos is loaded with great beaches. It’s a beach paradise whether you’re looking for swimming, sunbathing, beach resorts, beach parties, or water sports.
  • Paradise Beach is the party beach. Ornos and Platys Gialos are great for families and couples.
  • Staying in Mykonos Town (for the restaurants, shopping, and nightlife) and visiting the nearby beaches through the day is easy to do. Buses run often until late evening (in summer).
  • Walking along the coast between the beaches of Psarou and Paradise Beach is a highlight of a visit to Mykonos.
  • The best luxury hotels in Mykonos should be booked 4 to 6 months in advance. The best cheap hotels in Mykonos should be booked 3 to 5 months in advance.

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The 15 Best Beaches on Mykonos

The beaches on the northern coast of the island are less organized and ideal to enjoy some calm and private moments. Nudism is frequently practised on many beaches.

Discover our guide to 15 beautiful Mykonos beaches. They are all presented with a detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Mykonos.

Platys Gialos Beach

Platys Gialos Beach, Mykonos Island
Platys Gialos Beach, Mykonos Island

5 km southeast of Mykonos Town. The best beach on Mykonos. Wide and beautiful with many restaurants and several hotels. There’s a mini-market and direct buses to Mykonos Town. This is where you catch the water-taxi to Super Paradise and other beaches.

Recommended Beach Hotels: Branco Mykonos (luxury, on the beach) • Myconian Ambassador Hotel & Spa (luxury) • Nissaki Boutique Hotel (luxury) • Petasos Beach Resort & Spa (luxury) • Petinos Beach Hotel (moderate)

Ornos Beach

Mykonos Ornos Beach
Mykonos Ornos Beach

3 km south of the Chora. It’s a beautiful beach with lovely surroundings and many tavernas. The most family-friendly beach on Mykonos.

Recommended Beach Resorts: Santa Marina Resort & Villas (luxury) • Kivotos Luxury Boutique Hotel (luxury) • Kensho Ornos Boutique Hotel (luxury)

Psarou Beach

5 km southeast of Mykonos Town. Many restaurants and beautiful sand. The most trendy beach on Mykonos.

Recommended Hotel: Mykonos Blu (luxury)

Paraga Beach

6 km southeast of Mykonos Town. Paraga is very busy but beautiful. Several places to eat and drink. Direct bus from Mykonos Town to Paraga.

Recommended Hotels: Zephyros (budget – the only hotel right at Paraga) • Soho Roc House Mykonos (moderate – half way between Paraga and Paradise Beach)

Elia Beach

11 km southeast of Mykonos Town. The longest beach on Mykonos. In high season there are 5 or 6 buses a day from Mykonos Town to Elia. There is also a boat from Platis Gialos to Elia. Lots of parking here if you have a rental car.

Recommended Hotels: Myconian Imperial Resort & Villas (luxury) • Greco Philia Luxury Suites & Villas (luxury) • Arte & Mare Luxury Suites & Spa (luxury)

Paradise Beach

6 km south of Mykonos Town. A young lively party-beach with many bars spilling out onto the sand. After the sun goes down the party just gets louder. Buses go directly from Mykonos Town to Paradise Beach. Paradise Beach was once the most popular gay beach but is now largely straight.

Recommended Hotel: Paradise View Hotel

Super Paradise Beach

7 km southeast of Mykonos Town. A small beach with plenty of activity and 2 or 3 beach bars. No direct buses but there are small boats from Platis Gialos and Paradise Beach to Super Paradise Beach. Probably the most gay-friendly beach on Mykonos. There are no hotels on Super Paradise Beach.

Agios Ioannis Beach

Agios Ioannis Beach, Mykonos
Agios Ioannis Beach, Mykonos

5 km south of Mykonos Town. A beautiful quiet (but narrow) beach. Two tavernas/beach clubs and direct buses in high season to Mykonos Town.

Recommended Hotels: Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort (luxury) • Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa (luxury) • Manoula’s Beach Mykonos Resort (moderate)

Agrari Beach

10 km southeast of Mykonos Town. Very quiet and secluded with good sand. There is no bus from Mykonos Town to Agrari so it’s bus to Elia and then walk 15 minutes. There’s 1 restaurant at Agrari. You’ll want a rental car if you stay here.

Recommended Hotel: Sunrise Hotel & Suites (moderate)

Megali Ammos Beach

Megali Ammos Beach, Mykonos
Megali Ammos Beach, Mykonos

500 meters south of Mykonos Town (Chora). Nice sand and swimming but can be windy. It’s an easy walk from the Chora. Joanna’s Nikos Taverna is on the beach and very good.

Recommended Hotels: Grand Beach Hotel (luxury) • Poseidon Hotel Suites (moderate) • Hotel Adonis (good budget hotel)

Lia Beach

14 km east of Mykonos Town. Beautiful beach that’s quiet and has great swimming. Also a good snorkeling beach. No public transit.

Fokos Beach

13 km northeast of Mykonos Town. A quiet and secluded beach. There are no tourist facilities here but there is an amazing taverna just off the beach. The taverna is worth a trip in itself. No public buses come to Fokos – you’ll need to get here by private transportation.

Kalo Livadi beach

11 km east of Mykonos Town. Although Kalo Livadi is far from Chora, this is an organized beach with many umbrellas and sun beds.

Kalafatis beach

Mykonos Kalafatis Beach
Mykonos Kalafatis Beach

13 km east of Mykonos Town. Kalafatis is a lovely beach famous for its watersport centres. The soft sand, the crystal water and the light breeze attract many visitors there.

Agios Stefanos beach

5 km north of Mykonos Town. Agios Stefanos is a small protected cove in small distance from Chora but far from the busy south of Mykonos, so it remains calm most of the tourist season. With soft sand and crystal water, Agios Stefanos is well-developed with tourism facilities.


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