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Mykonos Beaches

Mykonos Beaches

Mykonos is world famous for its beautiful golden sandy beaches and transparent waters. There is a beach for every taste and mood. Nudists, round-the-clock party people, families and those seeking a break from the madness of Mykonos will all be able to find a beach that fits their taste.

The beaches on the south shore of the island have the best sand, view and are protected from the Meltemi, the local Cycladic wind. Keep in mind that most people begin to arrive in the early afternoon, and you can avoid the worst of the crowds by going in the morning. The north coast beaches are less developed but just as beautiful. They are less organized and crowded and most suitable for those in search of a bit of calm.

Psarou

Situated within walking distance and just to the right of the Plati Gialos bus terminus. Fully organised beach offering water sports (including a diving school) attracting thousands of visitors during summer.

Platis Gialos

About 4 km from the center of Mykonos town, a very popular beach on the south side of the island. It is also one of the longest beaches on Mykonos. From here one may hire a small boat to visit other beaches like Paradise, Super Paradise etc.

There is a very good connection by bus with Mykonos town, till very late at night.

Paranga

One of the island’s smallest beaches, it is a combination of two sandy beaches separated by a headland. Although organised, it has a new-age feel about it, with fine sand and huge rocks juxtaposed with blue water. The beach can be reached by bus or by a 15 minute walk from Platis Gialos.

Paradise (Kalamopodi)

One of the most famous beaches of Mykonos, nudist friendly, attracting mostly a young crowd by its 24 hour music and its day and night beach parties. Water sports, diving centre and beach bars are available. It is located on the south, between Paranga Beach and Super Paradise Beach, and is reachable by a footpath from Plati Gialo, by bus or by small boat.

Super Paradise (Plintri)

Just as famous as Paradise, it lies on the south side of Mykonos, next to Paradise beach. The setting truly is paradisiacal but don’t come here for a peaceful family picnic – music blares from huge loud speakers and during high season the beach partying often continues all day long. Full nudity is permitted.

Is reachable by local bus and small boat.

Agrari

Located right next to Elia beach, they form together a huge sandy beach. Agrari is less popular than its neighbour and much calmer. It can be reached by local bus and taxi-boat.

Elia

Elia is in a distance of about 3 km away from Ano Mera. The largest of the southern beaches, it has good restaurants, hotels, bungalows.

In the area just before Elia beach, there is “Watermania”, a 60,000 square metre water park with dare devil chutes, a host of water-based activities, music and dancing.
The beach is accessible by bus service from Mykonos Town and boat service from Platis Gialos.

Kalo Livadi

Kalo Livadi lies 2 km from Ano Mera. It is the perfect place for those who look for a peaceful environment. If you like to stay overnight, there is one hotel and a few rooms to let. Buses run frequently from Mykonos Town to Kalo Livadi.

Ornos

Only two kilometres from town, located on the south west. Perfect family beach with all amenities. Access to and from town is easily made by frequent bus service. Daily boat services to other beaches as well as excursions to the island of Delos are available from this bay which also provides a good anchorage for yachts.

Korfos

Only two kilometres from town. Attracts mainly wind surfing enthusiasts, due to the frequency of good on-shore winds. Not suitable for swimming or sunbathing.

Agios Stefanos

Situated near the port and the Lighthouse under Fanari area, organised beach, sheltered from the wind and can offer some quiet time, ideal for families !

Panormos

On the north side of the island and facing east onto Panormos Bay is the long and beautiful Panormos Beach. It is a remote area, reachable only by private vehicle or taxi.Fortunately, the fact that this is not an organized beach (no umbrellas or sun beds) discourages wanna-be socialites Nude bathing tolerant, this beach because of its location is best suited during periods of southerly wind.

PANORMOS beach, named after the bay itself and the small cove faces eastwards and so it enjoys a little more shelter from the winds that can scour the north facing sands. It has a fine long stretch of white sand and a small taverna that opens in the summer. There are good walks over the surrounding countryside though, with no trees.

Agios Sostis

On the north part of the island. Suitable for those who want to avoid crowds and enjoy calmness. One of the most secluded beaches on the island, since access is limited to private vehicle and taxi.

Ftelia

North facing beach, most suitable to windsurfers, since it is exposed to strong northern winds. There is a restaurant to serve the needs of those who visit and access to this beach can only be made by taxi or private vehicles.

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