Houlakia (Xoulakia) beach Mykonos: The pebble stones is a characteristic feature of this beach known as Houlakia. This lovely beach is located 4 km north of Mykonos Town and it is divided in two parts. The left side has a small cove and a small sandy spot.
One of the very few pebble beaches on Mykonos, Houlakia beach takes its name from the beautiful, smooth stones that cannot be found anywhere else.
The right side is full of large pebbles. The place offers an amazing sunset and wonderful scenery due to this natural phenomenon.
It is a protected area therefore it is not recommended for swimming except from the small cove behind the rocky shoreline but you can also visit the beach to admire the beauty of this idyllic location and the houses built on the beachfront despite the strong winds. Houlakia beach is accessible by car or motorbike where there is a small parking area.
Xoulakia Beach natural environment is now a protected area and taking pebbles away from the beach is absolutely forbidden!
The beach is divided into two parts. Facing the sea, the lefts side contains a small sandy area, where one can find sunbeds and umbrellas for rent as well as a family-owned hotel and taverna. On the right side, one can follow the footpath along the top part of the beach to admire the enticing view of this pebbled carpet, with Delos island appearing behind and the sun setting in the background.The left side can be reached by car and motorbike, via a path off the main road, at the end of which one can also find parking space. By bus, one can get off at the Agios Stefanos beach bus stop and walk the 1 km distance to Houlakia.