One thing you are sure to get in Mykonos is hotels and restaurants. Despite the crowds, the services work completely and they can accommodate and serve thousands of visitors. Mykonos doesn't mean only discos and parties. Here you can find a lot of magnificent beaches. The beaches of Mykonos Greece are well-known for their golden sand and their crystalline waters as well as for their crowded and sport facilities and for the great fun they offer. The most popular beaches on Mykonos Island are situated on the southern and western coast. Hundreds of sunbathers congregate at the beaches of Ornos, Agios Ioannis, Agios Stefanos, and Super Paradise, the gay and nudists beach of Mykonos.
One can get these beaches by car or motorbike, as the road network that radiates from Chora extends almost towards every corner of the island. Particularly because of this characteristic of Mykonos s road network, several southern beaches are also connected with one another by boats which sail on a regular basis all day throughout the summer, something which could confirm to visitors an excellent opportunity for excursions.
A small beach with excellent snorkeling possibilities. Considered being the most attractive beach of the island s south-west coast, Agios Ioannis has soft sand and crystalline blue waters. Never got over crowded, deck chairs were available to rent. Great tavern and cocktail bar very close. Not a tourist beach. It was used in the movie Shirley Valentine. From there, one can enjoy an amazing view over the island of Delos.
Located 5km south of Mykonos Town, Paradise Beach is a nice, flat beach. The beach is almost desert in the morning and get more and more crowded in the afternoon, when thousands of young people meet here to decide what to do at night. Starting at 6 p.m. the two clubs on the beach, the Paradise Club and the Tropicana Beach Club begin the Mykonos super nightlife. Large stony sand is great for windy days. Nudity also frequent this beach.
Super Paradise Beach
Super Paradise is another crowded party beach for the under 30 set. Paradise and Super Paradise perhaps be some sort of quarantine created by the locals. It is a magnificent beach with crystal clear blue water in a small but deep bay. Nudity beach, used to be a principally gay beach. Nowadays, it is combined.
Close to the attractive settlement of Ornos, which is found in distance of 2 km and at the south-west side of Chora. Half the beach chairs and umbrella require reservations during peak season. Non-reserved chairs are available first come, first served.
Platys Gialos Beach
Quite a nice and large beach, offering sun beds, umbrellas, water sports facilities and several restaurants and bars. You can enjoy a drink on the beach on loungers with seats and table. Platis Yialos is one of the most famous beaches of the island, filling with thousands of visitors during summer time attracted by the golden sand and the wonderful turquoise crystalline waters.
Elia Beach is situated to 10 kilometres from the island s capital. Elia is the greatest sandy beach of Mykonos, fully organized, offering a wide option of taverns and bars as well as water sports facilities such as waterskiing, parasailing, wakeboarding and wakeboarding. Rents beach chairs and umbrella for 10 euro. Nudity is permitted but not as common as Paradise, Super Paradise and Paranga. There is a beautiful sight to the left up the hill, enjoy the traditional Cycladean houses.
Paranga Beach is a mixture of two sandy beaches separating by a peninsula and forming a great beach. The southern beach is the quiet, while the northern one is fully organised and lined by several taverns playing music. Full nudity is practiced on the right end. Becoming more famous for nudists that don't want the party environment of Paradise and Super Paradise.
A calm family beach. Ornos beach is placed in front of a small fishing village, 2, 5 kilometres south of city and is the closest beach to the capital, with lots of umbrellas and lounges available for rent. Bathing suit bottoms are required on Ornos. The beach is lined with great restaurants, hotels and a nearby grocery store and city. Some hotels and restaurants are quite exclusive. Serviced by bus and boat taxi, frequently leaving from the capital. It is a really beautiful beach but, unfortunately, it is often overcrowded.
Agios Stefanos Beach
Agios Stephanos beach is the nearest to the capital of Mykonos, situated 1 kilometres north of Troulos and the new port. It is protected from the winds and offers many water sports facilities as well as some taverns and hotels. Agios Stephanos is very famous and gets very crowded during summer time. This beach is about the length of a soccer pitch.
The isolated sandy beach of Panormos is placed on the northern coast of the island. Panormos is much quieter than other beaches. It is very empty out of season. A large beach bar is situated there which suggests that it can get a lot busier in peak season. This beach is easily accessible by private car or motorbike.