Mykonos is one of the most beautiful islands in the Aegean Sea and is famous for its beaches. Most of them have a Blue Flag and are fully organized. The coast of Mykonos, features plenty of amazing beaches, some of which are world known for their golden sand and crystal clear turquoise waters.
Most Mykonos beaches are on the south side of the island, which are crowded in high season.These beaches can be reached either by car or motorbike, since the radial road network of the island starting from Mykonos Town extends almost everywhere.
The Paradise and Super Paradise beaches are also known for the best beach parties in the world. The beaches on the north side of the island are less organized and offer more moments of tranquility, ideal for couples and families visiting the island of Mykonos.
It is sure that the Mykonos beaches can cover every taste.
Best Beaches in Mykonos island
This is the favorite spot of high society. Located in the south west coast of Mykonos, 5 kilometers from Chora. This small and very picturesque beach with white sand offers an excellent view of the island of Delos. Bus schedules are frequent. A bar and a restaurant serve visitors needs.
Families will find an ideal refuge in this well protected from winds sandy beach, northwest of the town. Hotels, restaurants, and cafes serve the visitors needs and tastes. Sea sport and yacht facilities are also available. Accessible by private car, taxi or bus.
Ideal for getting away from the busy life of Mykonos, this quiet beach is located on the southern side of the island. Accessible by private car, taxi, or by boat from Platis Gialos.
Close to Agrari, but not as quite, this is the largest of the southern beaches, with hotels, bungalows, and restaurants. A “Watermania” park close by, offers a wide range of water-related activities, music, and dancing, in a 60,000 square meters stretch of land. Access by bus from Chora and boats from Platis Gialos.
Close to the beaches of Kalo Livadi and Agia Anna, 3,5 Kilometers from Ano Mera, it is one of the biggest, but not busiest, beaches in the island. Located in a landscape of exquisite beauty, with crystal clear waters, this is the most suitable beach for wind surfing. Neighboring restaurants serve unique sea food dishes.
Situated at the back of Ornos, also at a bay facing the North, Korfos is affected by the “meltemia” (northern summer winds), which make the place ideal for windsurfing, but not for swimming or sunbathing. Very close to Mykonos town, 2 km South of it, it makes part of the whole settlement.
Very close to Agia Anna, within walking distance from Ano Mera, this is a beach best suited to families. Located close to a small cultivated valley, it has a few taverns and some small hotels. Accessible by private car or taxi.
This sandy beach at the Southeastern side of the island is located 14 kilometers from Chora. A wise choice for those who want to enjoy clear blue waters in an atmosphere of complete serenity. A small fish tavern will satisfy those wishing to enjoy a tasty but simple meal. Access possible by private car or taxi or a good walk from Kalafatis.
This is the closest beach to Mykonos Town, at a distance of about 600m south. The name Megali Ammos means ‘big sand’ and it is a good place to relax on the sand or walk along a stretch of sand. A small traditional Greek taverna located just a few footsteps from the water’s edge.
The public stadium of the island, fully renovated, is situated here; all facilities are available for the tourists. In the small port of the beach facilities of anchorage, as well as fuel and water supply are offered to yachts. It is from this port that boats and caiques depart for a tour to all southern beaches of the island and for excursions to Delos. Apart from several choices for staying, food and drink, Ornos has a well-organized food market with a butcher’s shop, bakery, supermarket, and a pharmacy. An ideal place both for high society life and for family holidays.
At the southwest of Platis Gialos, 6 kilometers from Chora, this sandy beach is located in an interesting contrast between fine sand and huge rocks. Taverns and bars with modern music create a lively atmosphere. It is accessible by bus or on foot from Platis Gialos.
The most cosmopolitan beach on the island, with semolina sand, celebrity audience, strong beach service and cool dining and shopping options. A medium-size, sandy beach, in the southwest side, close to the bus terminal at Platis Gialos. A variety of possibilities for accommodation, eating, water sports, a diving school, satisfy all preferences and needs.
Along, wide stretch of sand, as its name implies, this is probably the busiest beach of all. Fine sand, blue-green waters, low hills and rocks, good hotels and restaurants. Excellent accessibility. It also serves as a” marine terminal” with frequent boat rides to the southern beaches.
Big sandy beach, in the southern part where the largest camping site of the island dominates. Intense beach fun and multiethnic audience. Synonymous to Mykonos this beach has been famous since the Hippies period, in the late ’60s. Besides its magnificent waters, it offers visitors a variety of activities. Sea sports, a diving center, disco, beach bar, cater to all tastes. Nudism is also an option. Access is easy with frequent bus schedules, and boats from Platis Gialos.
The busiest and one of the most beautiful beaches of the island, large with fine sand and mixed audiences. Famous afternoon parties at the bar-restaurants. Equally famous with Paradise, it is located in a landscape of exquisite beauty. This beach attracts mainly young crowds, with loud music and all day and night beach parties. Nudity is permitted. Access is possible by bus or a boat from Platis Gialos.
2 km north to Mykonos town(Chora) is found Tourlos, a beach and a low touristic settlement developed along the street leading to Chora, very popular for walking. At Tourlos it is located the new port of the island, with facilities both for the vessels of the line and the yachts. The new ring-road of Mykonos starts here.