This is the Ultimate List of the Best Beaches on Mykonos

Crystal-clear waters and idyllic sands are part of the unique charm of Mykonos beaches.

Get your share of swimming and seaside entertainment, and follow the sun!

Good times on Mykonos can be as highly charged or as deliciously mellow as you like. This Myconian golden rule equally applies to the island’s spectacular beaches; an array of coves and broad bays that draw cosmopolitan and fun-driven crowds to the best crystal blue waters of the Aegean.
Celebrities, party animals, families and those longing for a break from the round-the-clock buzz of the island will all be able to find a beach to suit their taste. Depending on your mood, head south to beaches such as Elia and Platis Gialos which are sheltered from the Meltemi wind, choose from one of the more remote beaches along the north coast to avoid the crowds, or join the all-day summer parties of Paranga or Super Paradise.
Here are some of the brightest stars in this dazzling constellation for you to choose from…

For Solitary Souls and Bohemians

Lia

Exotic deep waters and rocky surroundings make this small bay a great alternative for sport aficionados (it’s a great spot for diving and snorkelling) and true Mykonos insiders who seek impeccable services and comforts at a remove from loud music (and people!). Families, couples and celebrities who arrive here by car or by boat are also attracted by the picturesque local restaurants.

Agios Sostis

Pristine, without any tourist amenities, this is the beach that best captures the bohemian soul of Mykonos. Frequented by celebrities and nudists, it is famous for its cold waters (be careful of the flat, slippery pebbles as you get into the sea) and laid-back ambience. A rustic tavern on the cliff will amaze you with its chargrilled fish and tasty salads.

Beware: No reservations, no exceptions!

Fokos

This remote horseshoe-shaped beach, arguably the island’s coldest waters, is off the beaten track in the north of the island. Near the artificial lake of Marathi, Fokos remains an unspoiled treasure of natural beauty. Lacking umbrellas, sunbeds or any kind of shelter in general, the beach offers itself only for calm summer days. Try the delicious grilled fare at the traditional taverna!

Ftelia

Taking a right turn at the first crossroads from Chora will lead you to this ideal surfing destination exposed to strong northern winds, a desert-like landscape where a super-fit crowd hand out alongside locals and artists, either riding the waves or relaxing on beach cushions.

For Families and Comfort Lovers

Elia

The island’s longest strip, serene Elia provides a choice of superb restaurants with Mediterranean dishes and cocktails, as well as a watersports school to take you out skiing, parasailing and windsurfing. The Myconian Collection’s Utopia, the trend-setting Avaton, the luxurious Myconian Villa Collection, as well as the Imperial and Royal resorts, lay claim to a private section of this idyllic shore with sunbeds and parasols for their guests, as well as a beach bar for beverages, smoothies and light snacks.


Platis Gialos

Popular with families and the cosmopolitan crowd, this long beach famous for its crystal water and fine sand is well serviced, offering sunbeds, umbrellas, water sports facilities and a variety of restaurants and bars. Guests of the Myconian Ambassador enjoy the privilege of private sunbeds and umbrellas.


Ornos

Boasting fine sand, sunbeds, umbrellas and sea sports, this is an ideal family beach in front of a small fishing village, with amenities and a calm, authentic, small local tavern.


Kalo Livadi

A long beach with shallow waters and idyllic surrounds, popular for its facilities, well organised with many umbrellas and sundecks. Families choose it for the clean waters, quiet atmosphere and the variety of eateries.

Aghia Anna

Calm, authentic and quaint, with a local tavern.

For Jet-Setters & Networkers

Panormos

The very definition of hip and chic, a once secluded and natural spot that has rapidly become a point of convergence for sophisticated party-revelers, with an array of pop-ups and contemporary eateries.

Psarou

A cosmopolitan haven with its beau monde and super-yachts at anchor. Beautiful sandy beach, with clear waters and sports facilities. Make sure to reserve well in advance during high season.

Super Paradise

If you don’t mind the party crowds and music that pulse through most parts of the beach, this is a magical shore of exquisite turquoise waters that has “nurtured” generations of teenagers with frenzied fun.

Paranga

Thanks to its favourable leeward orientation, Paranga is a picturesque place that guarantees warm days from May to October, attracting jet-setters with a taste for the bohemian style. Diving from the rock located in the middle of the sea is a must.

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