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.
Mykonos Megali Ammos: The closest beach to Chora, reachable by a 15 min walk, ideal for those who only have a few hours to spend.
Mykonos Psarou Beach: Situated within walking distance and just to the right of the Plati Gialos bus terminus. A fully organised beach, offers glamour and prestige. It’s the place to see and to be seen. Nammos the beach restaurant offers the same glamour and prestige as long as you are willing to pay the price. In high season, you might have bribe your way to gain access to your spot on the beach.
Mykonos Platis Gialos Beach: About 4 km from Mykonos town, a very popular beach on the south side. It is also one of the longest on Mykonos. It was once a family beach, but nowadays it’s becoming more cosmopolitan. From here one may hire a small boat to visit other beaches like Paradise, Super Paradise etc. That was the only way to visit those beaches before roads were built. Good connection by bus with Mykonos town, till very late at night.
Mykonos Paranga Beach: One of the smallest beaches, 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. In the spring time, it reminds you of the old days, but in the summer, it’s crowded with Italians.It can be reached by bus or by a 15-minute walk from Platis Gialos.
Mykonos Paradise Beach (Kalamopodi): One of the most famous, nudist friendly, attracting young crowds by its 24-hour music and its day and night beach parties. Water sports, a diving centre and beach bars are available. Here the largest organised camping resides on the island, next to the after club Cavo Paradiso, which hosts DJs of David Morales and DJ Tiesto fame. Between Paranga and Super Paradise, is reachable by a footpath from Platis Gialos, by bus or small boat.
Mykonos Super Paradise Beach (Plintri): Just as famous as its neighbouring Paradise. Despite the paradisiacal setting, don’t come here for a peaceful day – music blares from huge loud speakers and the beach partying often continues all day long. Full nudity is permitted on the right side of the beach which is also gay friendly. It is reachable by local bus and small boat.
Mykonos Elia beach: 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. Again, the right side of the beach is preferred by socialite Greek gays. The beach is accessible by bus service fromMykonos Town and boat service from Platis Gialos.
Mykonos Agrari Beach: Located right next to Elia beach, they form together a huge sandy beach. Agrari is less popular than its neighbour and much calmer, couples seem to prefer this beach. It can be reached by local bus and taxi-boat.
Mykonos Kalo Livadi beach: Kalo Livadi lies 2 km from Ano Mera. It was the perfect place for those who look for a peaceful environment. NOT ANYMORE. Since Dimitris opened Sol y Maras an equal rival to Nammos in Psarou, every local entrepreneur is trying to find his hot spot on that beach. 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 beach.
Mykonos Ornos Beach: Only two kilometres from town, located on the south west. It is the 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 Delosare available from this bay which also provides a good anchorage for yachts.
Mykonos Korfos Beach: Only two kilometres from town. The beach attracts mainly wind surfing enthusiasts, due to the frequency of good on-shore winds. Not suitable for swimming or sunbathing.
Mykonos Agios Ioannis Beach: Situated on the south-west coast of the island, 5 km from Mykonos Town, Agios Ioannis is fully organised, wind-protected beach, ideal for families or incognito magnates. Christos taverna combines local food and marble sculpturing! You can enjoy a wonderful view over the island of Delos.
Mykonos Ftelia Beach: 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.
Mykonos Panormos-Agios Sostis beaches: On the north part, 4.5 km from Mykonos town, these unique beaches can be reached only by private vehicle or taxi, yet the road network is in excellent condition. They are the best known unorganised beaches on the island. Greek celebrities seem to prefer them. On Panormos, Giorgos Zaglaras tavera the real definition of hip and chic. Panormos is the well-known secret on the island.
Mykonos Agia Anna – Kalafatis beaches: Sandy beaches next to one another, on the eastern part. Agia Anna is small with only a few umbrellas, while the beautiful Kalafatis bay is favoured by wind surfers who enjoy a good offshore breeze. Organized, offering water sports and a diving school. Bus connection with the town.
Mykonos Agios Stefanos Beach: Sandy beach next to the new harbor, Tourlos, 3.5km from Mykonos town. A good solution for those who do not have their own means of transport and do not like moving around much. Organized, with fish tavernas, as well as a bar-taverna. Water sports available.
Mykonos Choulakia beach: Next to Agios Stefanos, with beautiful rounded stones from which it took its name. Here too, access is made only by private car or taxi, or by walking about 1 km from Agios Stefanos bus stop.
Mykonos Tourlos beach: Only a short distance from Chora, near the new port, it is a small beach offering many accommodation options.
Mykonos Fokos beach: Undeveloped northern beach, to reach only by private vehicle or taxi. You’ll feel isolation and calmness, away from the busy Mykonos Town.
Mykonos Lia beach: The furthest beach from Chora, of sand and pebbles. Since access is limited to private vehicle or taxi, this beautiful beach is suitable for those who avoid crowds.
Mykonos Tigani and Frangia beaches: Popular with boat parties, often having barbecues at the seaside, these two remote beaches offer wonderful natural scenery.
Mykonos Kapari beach: protected by a rocky hillside, this isolated sandy beach is overlooking Delos island. For those who seek calmness.