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Part of the Cyclades group of islands, Mykonos is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece. A vibrant nightlife and cosmopolitan atmosphere attract visitors of all ages who come to enjoy parties and relaxation, picturesque villages and magnificent beaches with golden sands and the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea. Most of the beaches on the island cater for the many tourists who come to visit the island, so here is a guide to the best beaches on Mykonos.
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Best Beaches in Mykonos, Greece
Best Beaches in Mykonos for Families: Ornos Beach, Kalafatis Beach, Agios Stefanos Beach
Best Beaches in Mykonos for Couples: Platys Gialos Beach, Ornos Beach
Best Beaches in Mykonos for Partying: Paraga Beach, Paradise Beach, Super Paradise Beach
Best Beaches in Mykonos for windsurfing, kitesurfing: Kalafatis Beach, Korfos Beach, Ftelia Beach
Gay-Friendly Beaches in Mykonos: Elia Beach, Agrari Beach, Super Paradise Beach
Nudism Friendly Beaches in Mykonos: Elia Beach, Fokos Beach, Agios Sostis Beach, Kapari Beach
Beaches Close to Mykonos Town: Megali Ammos Beach, Old Port Beach, Agios Stefanos Beach
Trendiest Beach in Mykonos: Psarou Beach
1. Ornos Beach
Ornos beach, only 3 km away from Mykonos Town is well developed with sunbeds and umbrellas, many cafes and restaurants and resorts. Family-friendly with sand and clean, blue water, it’s located in a lovely bay with great views. Although it can get crowded, it is more relaxed than other beaches, so it’s an enjoyable place to spend the day.
How to get to Ornos Beach:
It is easy to reach Ornos Beach by car or bus from the Fabrica bus station in Mykonos Town Chora. From here you can also take the water taxi to the following beaches Platis Gialos, Paraga, Paradise, Super Paradise, Agrari, and Elia.
Interested in staying close to Ornos beach? Check these hotels:
Kensho Boutique Hotel & Suites
Mykonos Essence Hotel
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2. Psarou Beach
Located in the south of the island, is the idyllic Psarou beach which attracts thousands of visitors every year for its stunning bay, golden sands that dazzle in the sunlight, and turquoise water which is great for snorkelling and scuba diving. It’s organised with lots of restaurants, bars and music which give it a party atmosphere. The well known Nammos beach bar is located here. Although Psarou beach has an inviting atmosphere, it has a reputation for being overcrowded and expensive. In Psarou beach, you will see all the celebrities.
How to get to Psarou Beach
You can easily reach Psarou Beach by car (parking can be problematic as the beach is very popular) or by bus from Mykonos Town (Fabrika Bus Station). The bus doesn’t go to Psarou, you have to get out at Platys Gialos and walk for 10 minutes.
Interested in staying close to Psarou beach? Check these hotels:
Colours of Mykonos Luxury Residences & Suites
Villa Psarou – The Above Nammos Experience
3. Platys Gialos
5km from Mykonos Town, Platys Gialos beach is one of the most popular and well-organised beaches on the island. There are many hotels, restaurants and cafes on the beach It’s a great family beach with a long stretch of sand, calm water, good for swimming, sunbeds, umbrellas and watersports. A good place to spend the day and relax on a sun lounger with a drink in hand.
How to get to Platys Gialos Beach:
The beach is easily accessible by car, by bus from Mykonos Town (Fabrika bus station) and water taxi. From Platis Gialos, you can easily walk to Psarou Beach, Paragka Beach or simply take the water taxi.
Interested in staying close to Platys Gialos beach? Check these hotels:
Myconian Ambassador Relais & Chateaux
Petinos Beach Hotel
4. Paraga Beach
Paraga beach is two sandy beaches separated by a headland. Best of both worlds, the southern side is peaceful and the northern side is more organised, with tavernas, music, watersports and good swimming or snorkelling. Be prepared to pay over the odds for a sunbed (around 30 euros), it can get crowded and the music loud, so it’s not the place for a relaxing day, but it has a fun atmosphere. It’s also nudist-friendly. Here you will find some popular beach bars like Scorpios and SantAnna.
How to get to Paraga Beach:
You can reach Paraga Beach by car, bus from Mykonos Town (Fabrica Bus Station), on foot (15 min from Platys Gialos Beach) or with a water taxi. Between Platys Gialos and Paraga beach, you will find also the Agia Anna Beach.
Interested in staying close to Paraga beach? Check these hotels:
San Giorgio Hotel Paraga
Almyra Guest Houses
5. Paradise Beach
6km from Mykonos Town, Paradise beach is a sandy beach popular with young crowds who come here to party the day, and night, away. It’s organised with diving and watersports and plenty of bars and clubs which spill out onto the beach in the evening. Here you will also find some of the most famous beach bars on the island, Cavo Paradiso and Tropicana. The beach has a fantastic vibe and is good for swimming in the beautiful clear water.
How to get to Paradise Beach:
The beach can be reached by car, by bus from Fabrika bus station in Chora or by water taxi (the water taxi makes the following stops, Ornos, Platis Gialos, Paraga, Paradise, Super Paradise, Agrari, Elia). From Paradise Beach, you can walk to the nearby beaches of Paraga, Platys Gialos, and Psarou Beach.
Interested in staying close to Paradise beach? Check this hotel:
Paradise View Hotel
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6. Super Paradise Beach
Just along the road from Paradise beach is Super Paradise beach which is one of the most beautiful in Greece, with soft, golden sand and crystal clear water. It’s organised with umbrellas and sunbeds. It’s a great place to spend the day, but it’s advisable to arrive early because it can get crowded during high season. It’s picture-perfect with a blue-green sea to match the azure sky. It attracts a young crowd eager to join in the lively atmosphere. The gay-friendly Jackie O beach club can also be found here.
How to get to Super Paradise Beach:
You can easily get to the beach by private car, bus (Fabrica bus station) or water taxi. The water taxi has this itinerary (Ornos, Platis Gialos, Paraga, Paradise, Super Paradise, Agrari, Elia)
Interested in staying close to Super Paradise beach? Check these hotels:
Lyo Boutique Hotel
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7. Elia Beach
11km from Mykonos Town, is one of the longest and most popular beaches for gays on the island, with plenty of facilities, like sunbeds, umbrellas and beach bars. It’s sandy, and a great spot for water skiing, parasailing and windsurfing. Elia is the last stop on the taxi boat, so it’s quieter than other beaches, so it’s popular with naturists, and there are plenty of alcoves to find your own secluded spot, or if you fancy a walk up into the hills you’ll get fabulous views out over the cute little bay.
How to get to Elia Beach:
Elia beach can be reached by car or bus from Mykonos Town (bus stop at the old port) and by water taxi. It is also close on foot to Agrari beach a naturist’s friendly more quiet beach.
Interested in staying close to Elia beach? Check these hotels:
Myconian Imperial Resort & Villas
Royal Myconian Resort & Villas
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8. Kalafatis Beach
A much more quiet beach in Mykonos Kalafatis beach is an organized beach popular with families and sports enthusiasts. It is a great beach for windsurfing and kite surfing. There are a few hotels near the beach.
How to get to Kalafatis Beach
You can reach Kalafatis beach by car or the bus (from the old port)
9. Lia Beach
Close to Kalafatis, Lia beach has a relatively quiet and relaxing atmosphere The surrounding hills, sandy beach, and crystal blue water make it one of the most beautiful spots on Mykonos. There are two restaurants, with friendly staff and an extensive choice of food and drink. This beach is family-friendly and partly organised, the sea is splendid for swimming, and the rocks, just offshore, are good for diving and snorkelling too.
How to reach Lia Beach:
The beach can only be reached by car.
10. Agios Ioannis Beach
The beautiful beach of Agios Ioannis, located on the south-west coast, is fairly remote and calm, even during high season. Soft sand for relaxing, crystal clear water for swimming, and spectacular views of Delos, make it a perfect getaway to spend a few hours. It’s organised with sunbeds, umbrellas and windsurfing, and there are a couple of fabulous restaurants with tasty food and great music. The beach is also great to watch the sunset.
How to get to Agios Ioannis Beach:
You can reach the beach either by car or bus from Mykonos Town (Fabrica bus station).
Interested in staying close to Agios Ioannis beach? Check these hotels:
Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort
Lithos by Spyros & Flora
11. Fokos Beach
Fokos beach, in the north of the island. It’s secluded and is far away from the party beaches. The atmosphere is calm and there is one taverna in the area, which serves a range of delectable dishes. Fokos has a sandy beach, but it isn’t suitable for swimming because it can get windy and the sea choppy, but the area is unspoilt, so it’s a lovely place to come and enjoy the stunning natural beauty. Part of the beach is popular with naturists who come to indulge in the peace and privacy.
How to get to Fokos Beach
The beach is only accessible by car. The last meters are through a dirt road.
12. Kapari Beach
Kapari Beach is located close to popular Agios Ioannis beach resort. It used to be the hidden gem of the island but the beach was recently discovered by crowds. It is an organized beach, nudist-friendly with calm waters and a great spot to watch the sunset.
How to get to Kapari Beach
You can reach the beach by car or on foot from Agios Ioannis Beach. To get to Agios Ioannis you can take the bus from the Fabrica Bus station.
You might be interested in the best day trips from Mykonos.
Selected Tours in Mykonos
Get Your Guide is a great company to book your tours and tickets.
Morning guided tour to Delos visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Delos on a guided tour from Mykonos.
Yacht Cruise to Rhenia Island & Guided Tour of Delos in this day trip from Mykonos start with a guided tour of the archaeological site of Delos and then spend the day swimming and snorkeling in the uninhabited island of Rhenia
Half-Day Authentic Island Tour. Want to see the real Mykonos? This tour will take you to remote villages, hidden harbors and secret beaches.
Traditional Lunch or Dinner at the Mykonian Spiti. Enjoy a traditional homemade lunch or dinner in a local house.
Which one is your favorite Mykonos Beach?