Mykonos is one of the most popular summer destinations in Europe, and the reason for this is obviously its golden sandy beaches.while many have been invaded by profitable hammocks and parasols (and bars that play loud music), some remain refreshingly untouched.
Those with beachfront hotels attract families, and many others are «nudist friendly».all offer wonderful bathing in calm, crystal-clear waters, and several are perfect for water sports.
The best beaches of Mykonos are on the south coast of the island, as they are the most protected from the winds, but those on the north are also beautiful and tend to be less crowded.
Mykonos Beaches – Tips and Advice
- Mykonos is full of great beaches.It is a beach paradise, whether you are looking for swimming, sunbathing, beach resorts, beach parties or water sports, in Mykonos you will find your ideal beach.
- Paradise Beach is the party beach.Onos and Platys Gialos are ideal for families and couples.
- It’s a good option to stay in Mykonos city (for the restaurants, shops and nightlife) and visit the nearby beaches during the day.the buses often leave until late at night (in summer).
- Walking along the coast between Psarou and Paradise Beach is the highlight of a visit to Mykonos.
- The best luxury hotels in Mykonos should be booked 4 to 6 months in advance.the best cheap hotels in Mykonos should be booked 3 to 5 months in advance.
The stunning beaches of MykonosUp here you can see the beach of Psarou in the foreground, then there is the beach of Platys Gialos, further back, near the top of the picture, you can see the beach of Agia Anna, and at the far end of that small peninsula is the beach of Paraga (not visible).A little further around the corner (at the top) is Paradise Beach, all of which is connected by a nice path along the coast, which is one of the highlights of Mykonos, walking between the 5 beaches and swimming, drinking and eating on the way, and you can take a boat for the return if you are without energy.
- You may also be interested: The best beach hotels in Mykonos
The 12 best beaches in Mykonos
1.Platis Gialos Beach
5 km southeast of the city, you will find Platis Gialos, the best beach in Mykonos.It’s a wide and beautiful beach with many restaurants and several hotels. There is a mini-market and direct buses to the city of Mykonos. This is where you can take the water taxi to Super Paradise and other beaches.
Recommended beach hotels: Branco Mykonos (luxury, new and right on the beach) – Myconian Ambassador Hotel & Spa (luxury) – Nissaki Boutique Hotel (luxury) – Petasos Beach Resort & Spa (luxury) – Petinos Beach Hotel (moderate)
3 km south of La Chora.It is a beautiful beach with beautiful surroundings and many shops.the most familiar beach in Mykonos.
Recommended beach hotels: Santa Marina Resort & Villas (luxury) – Kivotos Luxury Boutique Hotel (luxury)
5 km southeast of Mykonos city Many restaurants and beautiful sand, the most fashionable beach in Mykonos.
Recommended hotels: Mykonos Blu (luxury)
6 km southeast of the city of Mykonos.Paraga is usually very crowded but its beauty makes it worth the visit.there are several places to eat and drink.direct bus from the city of Mykonos to Paraga.
Recommended hotels: Zephyros (budget – the only hotel right in Paraga) – San Giorgio (moderate – halfway between Paraga and Paradise Beach)
11 km southeast of the city of Mykonos.the longest beach in mykonos.In high season there are 5 or 6 buses a day from Mykonos city to Elia and a boat from Platis Gialos to Elia.
Recommended hotels: Myconian Imperial Resort & Villas (luxury) – Greco Philia Luxury Suites & Villas (luxury) – Arte & Mare Luxury Suites & Spa (luxury)
6 km south of Mykonos city.a young and lively party beach with many bars spread out on the sand.after the sun goes down, the party gets stronger.the buses go directly from Mykonos city to Paradise beach.Paradise Beach was once the most popular gay beach, but now it’s only the most famous beach for parties.
Recommended hotels: Paradise View Hotel
7.Super Paradise Beach
7 km southeast of Mykonos city.a small beach with lots of activity and 2 or 3 beach bars.There are no direct buses, but there are small boats from Platis Gialos and Paradise Beach to Super Paradise Beach, probably the gayest beach in Mykonos.
Super Paradise Suites & Rooms (luxury)
8.Agios Loannis Beach
5 km south of the city of Mykonos, a beautiful quiet beach (but narrow).2 taverns and direct buses in high season to and from the city of Mykonos
Recommended Hotels: Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort (luxury) – Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa (luxury) – Manoula’s Mykonos Beach Resort (moderate)
10 km southeast of the city of Mykonos.There is no bus from Mykonos city to Agrari, so you have to take a bus to Elia and then walk 15 minutes.there is 1 restaurant at Agrari.you will want a rental car if you have to stay in the area.
Recommended hotels: Sunrise Hotel & Suites (moderate)