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BEST BEACHES IN MYKONOS

Mykonos’s most valuable tourist asset is its beaches. The island, and especially the southern coast, features an impressive number of beaches-some of the finest in the Aegean. Access is by road and, in summer, also by fishing boat or water taxi.

Leading out of Hora, there is a small beach that holidaymakers & locals often patronize, while continuing south, one encounters the following beaches:

PSAROU

Pretty, cosmopolitan organized beach with water sports, including a diving school.

 

Getting there

Part of the popularity of Psarou Beach is due to the fact that it’s just 4.5 km south of Mykonos Town. You can drive your car or motorbike there in 10/15 minutes, or hop on a bus from Fabrika, so you won’t have to worry about parking!

MEGALI AMMOS

The best beach close to Chora.

 

GETTING THERE

This beach is walking distance from Mykonos Town, about 10/15 minutes depending on where you’re staying.

FTELIA BEACH

Popular among surfers thanks to its northern orientation.

 

GETTING THERE

Ftelia is 7 km north of Mykonos Town, and the road is partly unpaved. Driving takes about 20 minutes, make sure you exercise caution!

PARAGA

Small, pretty beach with a nice landscape. To the south, the beach of Ayia Anna hosts one of the island’s two organized camping grounds.

 

GETTING THERE

Paraga is really close to Platis Gialos, so you can easily get off at the Platis Gialos water taxi or bus stop and walk the rest. If you have your own vehicle, it’s about 10/15 minutes drive from Mykonos Town.

PLATIS YIALOS

The island’s most popular beach, with a good sand coast, hotels, restaurants, and regular transportation. It is the terminus for water transport to the southern beaches at Paraga, Kalamopodi, Plintri, Agrari, and Elia.

 

GETTING THERE

The beach is 6 km south of Mykonos Town, and you can also get there by local bus or water taxi. Platis Gialos is also within a few km radius from Paradise, Super Paradise, Agrari and Elia, making it possible to visit more than one Mykonos beach in the same day!

PARADISE

Pretty and popular beach which first gained international fame thanks to the hippies. There’s organized camping and water sports.

 

GETTING THERE

Paradise Beach is just 6 km south of Mykonos Town. Getting there by bike or car will take about 20 minutes. You can also get there by water taxi or by bus, departing from either Fabrika or the Old Port in Mykonos Town.

ORNOS BEACH

Sheltered beach south of Korfos with regular transportation and a good number of hotels and restaurants. The beach is a small fishing harbor with good anchorage for leisure craft. There is a diving school. It is the first of the beaches on the southern coast.

 

GETTING THERE

This beach is one of the closest to Mykonos Town, only 3.5 km away! Driving shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes, and buses are also available.

SUPER PARADISE

The island’s most famous beach, it’s world-renowned for its beach parties. Popular among the young and hip, it’s also been a destination for VIPs since the Fifties and celebrity-spotting continues to date, with reason. The beach also has a reputation for attracting eccentrics and eccentric behavior.

 

GETTING THERE 

Super Paradise is 7.5 km south of Mykonos Town. Driving there takes approximately 20 minutes, alternatively you can hop on a water taxi. Buses doesn’t stop at Super Paradise – to save money, the best way to get there is by bus until Paradise beach, from where it’s a 20 minutes walk.

AYIA ANNA

Two fine beaches with broad sand shores and clear waters separated by the Divounta peninsula with its fishing harbor. Both offer a pretty landscape, amenities that include a diving and surfing school, and good transportation.

 

GETTING THERE

Kalafati is 12 km from Mykonos Town, about half an hour by car or bike. There’s no water taxi, but you can hop on a local bus from Fabrika in case you don’t have a vehicle. Agia Anna is only 7 minutes walk from Kalafati, so you can easily follow directions to Kalafati and walk the rest.

AYIOS SOSTIS

Unique beaches on the island’s northern coast in the Panormos bay, ideal for surfing.

 

GETTING THERE

Panormos is 8 km northeast of Mykonos Town, and it’s one of the few beaches in Northern Mykonos with direct bus service from the Old Port. Agios Sostis beach is 8 km north from Mykonos Town. There is no public transport, and parking space is limited, so a taxi is not a bad idea. It should cost about 15/20 euros each way.

LIA BEACH

The furthest of the southern beaches, boasts a number of fish tavernas.

 

GETTING THERE

Lia is 14 km from Mykonos Town, and driving takes about half an hour – the good thing is that parking isn’t usually a problem. There are no public transport options.

 

ELIA

Pretty, expansive, and popular. Elia is the last stop on the water transport route from Platis Yialos.

 

GETTING THERE

It takes about half an hour to drive your car or bike from Mykonos Town. Elia Beach is also the last stop on the bus from Fabrika, and on taxi boats, another reason why it’s not so busy. It’s probably the best beach in Mykonos all round if you ask me!

AYIOS STEFANOS

Good beaches north of Hora. The entire area has is developed and attracts a large number of holidaymakers.

 

GETTING THERE

Agios Stefanos is 5 km north of Mykonos Town. Driving takes about 10 minutes, or you can hop on a bus from the Old Port.

FOKOS BEACH

There’s no public transport to Fokos Beach and no tourist infrastructure – if you’re looking for the best secluded beach in Mykonos, you found it!

 

GETTING THERE

Fokos is 12 km northeast from Mykonos Town. Driving takes 20/25 minutes, and there is no public transport. A taxi should be 20/25 euros one way.

AGIOS IOANNIS

Cosmopolitan, somewhat western beach with a view towards Delos.

 

GETTING THERE

Agios Ioannis is about 5 km west of Mykonos beach, about 10 minutes by car or bike. You can also get there by bus from Fabrika.

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