Platis Gialos Beach is a nice and a long stretched beach, situated in a beautiful half-moon shaped bay. The sand is not everywhere very fine, so it won’t stick to your feet, and there are no pebbles.
There are various luxury hotels and the beach comes with parasols and sunbeds. On and around the beach of Platis Gialos you can find a couple of minimarkets as well.
On the beach in front of Platis Gialos itself there is a a variety of good restaurants to choose from. Here you can find a very good Italian restaurant and several Greek restaurants, but also some sort of take away, where you can get a cheap delicious pita with souvlaki or french fries. On the beach of Platis Gialos you can also rent a jetski or go waterskiing.
Platis Gialos is mostly a family beach with good connections by bus and taxi to Mykonos Chora, and it’s also the place where the water taxis leave for various other beaches, like Paradise and Elia Beach.
Every half an hour there is a bus going up and down connecting Platis Gialos Beach with Mykonos town, until rather late in the night, and taxis are really cheap making Platis Gialos Beach a choice for people that do want to go out in Mykonos town, and have dinner there in the evening, or have a drink, but who prefer to wake up close to the beach instead of in Mykonos town itself.
The bus ride from Platis Gialos to the center of Mykonos Town takes 8 minutes of your time and the trip is never boring, because there is plenty to see on the way. The landscape of Mykonos with its white washed cubic houses and charming small churches never bores.
From Platis Gialos Beach it is also easy to walk to several other beaches like Psarou Beach and Paranga Beach (with an official nude beach part). For Psarou Beach you head towards Mykonos Chora and after some 500 meters you climb down the stairs to the beach. Paranga Beach is towards the other direction when you take the coastal path at the end of the beach. It’s a pleasant 20-30 minutes walk along the coast. In the middle of the walk there is another quiet little beach.
If in first place you come for the beach instead of the entertainment then Platis Gialos is a good choice.