Ornos Beach Mykonos: Ornos beach is in top 5 beach on island and situated in front of a small fishing village, 2.5 km south of town and is the closest beach to the capital, with fine sand and sun beds and umbrellas for rent; it is a really beautiful beach but, unfortunately, it is often overcrowded.
Ornos Beach is located in Mykonos. Travelers love the area for its fantastic nightlife and array of dining options.
A diving school as well as schools for sea-skiing and windsurfing are available on the beach. On the shore of the bay a huge hotel complex offers various restaurants and bars. This beach is reachable by local bus, frequently leaving from the capital. The view from this beach is really good, looking up to houses perched precariously on the cliff.
Ornos is a populair tourist village in the southwest of Mykonos, with regular bus connections, only two kilometers away from Mykonos Chora. It’s the closest good beach on walking distance from the town. It goes all the way from one side of the island (in Ornos, out of the wind) to the windy bay and beach at Korfos at the other side (meaning windy when the northern wind is blowing). It’s a typical tourist place, but it does have at least one wonderful beach front restaurant, where they serve the best salads of the island. There are enough places to have a really good coffee or a drink, enough places for a good lunch or diner, and there are some supermarkets, a bakery, a pharmacy and a couple of tourist shops. There is also a variety of hotels, apartments, studios and villas that are being offered for rent on and around the beach.
Mykonos recommended hotels near Ornos beach: Luxury Sea House Ornos, Adorno Suites, Mykonos Ammos Hotel, Deliades Hotel, Filoxenia Apartments, Unique Mykonos, Mykonos Blanc, Cyclades Studios, Kostantis Villa and more.
Ornos Beach is a bit up market and with some style. The beach of Ornos is good, large and sandy, the sea water is clear, and the beach comes with parasols and sunbeds that are for rent. The southern part of Ornos beach is perfectly suitable for families with small children, because the sea is shallow and the bottom is sandy, so it is easy to get into the water. Because it is so safe you will notice also quite a few yachts like to throw out there anchor in this protected Bay. The northern part is favorite with windsurfers. It can get crowded in the weekends, just like on most beaches in Mykonos on a Saterday and Sunday.
Ornos is a good option for people that want to stay at a beach yet don’t want an accommodation too far from Mykonos Town. Ornos has regular bus connections to Mykonos town and a taxi is cheap. You can also make the walk from Ornos to Mykonos Town if you like. Ornos is also one of the two starting points (next to Platis Gialos) for the small wooden boats that visit the chain of beaches in the south of the island.