Mykonos Beaches
The Best Known of the Greek Beaches

Mykonos Beaches are in my opinion the most known of the Greece Beaches. All Mediterranean and Greek Islands Cruise make sure to stop in Mykonos for the delight of their passengers.

But this is just a fraction of the tourists that arrive on the island from all over Europe and keep coming again and again.
It is an important tourist destination due to its cosmopolitan character, nightlife, hotels and restaurants.

Super Paradise Beach in the Island of Mykonos one of the Greek Islands

Super Paradise Beach in the Island of Mykonos on the Greek Islands

Cyclades Islands

It is part of the Cyclades Islands together with Tinos, Syros, Paros, Naxos, Sikinos and Santorini Island.

The main city of the island is Mykonos also called Chora or Hora located on the west coast and the island itself is sometimes recognized as Chora.

The ground is mainly granite therefore the supply of water is almost nonexistent so they rely on sea water desalination for their needs.

Near Mykonos lies the historic island of Delos Greece.

Greek islands

Mykonos is the most famous of all Greek islands

Best Mykonos Beaches

• Psarrou Beach

It is located on the southern side of the Island about 5 km south of Chora.is an upscale beach favored by locals and all Greeks.

It has all kind of amenities like sunbeds, towels and umbrellas; all provided by the two restaurants on the sea shore. During summers it attracts many celebrities from Greece and beyond.

The waters are crystal clear and great for swimming and sun tanning. The beach is accessed by foot because you have to park your car on top of the hill and come down via the narrow path leading to it.

Mykonos Beaches

Platis Gialos Beach is a popular family beach in Mykonos

Platis Gialos Beach is a popular family beach in Mykonos

• Platis Gialos Beach

This is a popular family beach with a wide sandy beach, straw umbrellas, sun beds, diving platform and large inflatable platform provided for amusement of youngsters.

It is located 5 km south of Chora. Here you will find almost everything a family may need for their stay.

Here too you can take a boat trip to other beaches on Mykonos or, if you wish to be an independent sailor, you can rent a boat to make your own day trips.

• Paraga Beach

Located 6 km south of Chora, this is one of the most popular of Mykonos Beaches. When you arrive you’ll see two beaches, but it is actually one.

It is a great sandy beach with many trees providing shade for beachgoers. It is a laid back beach where you’ll find some relax but with all amenities like Taverna, sun beds, umbrellas for your comfort.

Mykonos Beaches

Elia is the longest of Mykonos Beaches

Mykonos Beaches

• Paradise Beach

This famous Mykonos Beach is located south east of Chora. This is a beach for the young crowd that loves loud music. The beach is made of gravel instead of sand. It features music stands, DJ platforms and dancing floors. It is crowded and loud day and night. I repeat, if you are over 30 this beach is not for you.

• Super Paradise Beach

It is just next to Paradise Beach about 7 km southeast of Chora. It is by far one of the loveliest of them all, with fine sands and little buildings around. You may arrive here by driving of by boat from Platis Gialos Beach. This beach has a special section for nude bathing.

Paradise and Super Paradise Beaches

Paradise and Super Paradise Beaches popular among the young crowd

• Kalafatis Beach

Kalafatis is located east of Chora, about 12 km distance. It is a great beach for windsurfing and other water sports. The beach is less developed than the other mentioned beaches but it is worth a visit. The sands are golden and there is enough shade to protect from the sun.

• Ornos Beach

Being close to Chora, just 3 km south, this beach is very popular with locals and tourists alike. It is a wide stretch of sandy beach. It features scuba diving and snorkeling facilities for beginners and veterans in these sports. This beach also offers supermarkets and shops around the seashore.

Cavo Tagoo Hotel Mykonos

Cavo Tagoo Hotel Mykonos a beautiful Boutique Hotel

• Agios Ioannis Beach

This is one of the most beautiful beaches in Mykonos Greece, located 5 km west of Chora. It is a laid back beach with fishing boats. There is a convenient Taverna on the beach.

• Ftelia Beach

This is a peaceful and not so crowded beach 10 km east from Chora. It is a windy beach. For those looking for a good windsurfing spot, you just found it.

• Elia Beach

Located on the southeast corner of the island it has fine sands and many cafes and restaurants. It also provides many facilities for water sports. Elia Beach is one of the longest of Mykonos Beaches.

There are many more magnificent Beaches in Mykonos. We’ll cover them later.

For more information visit Greece Tourism Website

Royal Myconian Hotel

Royal Myconian Hotel and Thalasso Spa Mykonos

Image Credits:
mykonos elias by squirmy 2000
mykonos by binabik 155
paradise beach n/a

All courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

The resorts images are courtesy of the resorts mentioned.

Map of the Island of Mykonos, Greece

Map of the Island of Mykonos, Greece

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