A guide through the best Mykonos beaches! Either you’re looking for a party beach, a more cosmopolitan or a quiet and secluded, there is one for every beach style!

Mykonos island is famous for so much. It has great nightlife options, amazing restaurants, gorgeous luxury hotels, a beautiful whitewashed main town but nothing compares to it’s spectacular beaches with the fine golden sand and the crystal clear waters. There is a beach for every taste and mood. Nudists, party people, families, gay and also those seeking a break from the overcrowdedness of Mykonos.

Mykonos beaches on the south coast have the best sand, view and are protected from the regular north winds while most of them have beach bars, taverns, restaurants, shops and are also well equipped with deck chairs and umbrellas.

The north coast Mykonos beaches are less developed but just as beautiful. They are less organized and crowded and most suitable for those in search of tranquillity.

Furthermore keep in mind that most people begin to arrive in the early afternoon (13:00-14:00pm), and you can avoid the worst of the crowds by going in the morning.

South coast Mykonos beaches

Mykonos beaches

Psarou Beach

Location: 4km South of Mykonos Town
Description: This upmarket sandy beach with its turquoise waters is very popular among celebrities. Many luxury hotels, apartments and restaurants are located here. Psarou beach is easily accessible by bus from Mykonos Town, just one stop before the last stop of Platis Gialos. Read more details →

Platis Gialos Beach

Location: 6km South of Mykonos Town
Description: Busy family and tourist beach. Lots of hotels, apartments, restaurants and beach bars, while Water sports are also available. Bus Service from Mykonos Town is very frequent, till very late at night and takes about 15 minutes. Platis Gialos is also the starting point for regular boat services (water taxi) to the other southern Mykonos beaches. Read more details →

Paraga Beach

Location: 6km South of Mykonos Town
Description: One of the smallest beaches, a combination of two sandy beaches separated by a headland. Nudity here is quite common, especially on the right end (facing the sea). Paranga is easily accessible by bus from Mykonos Town or with a regular boat service from Platis Gialos – first stop. Read more details →

Paradise Beach (Kalamopodi)

Location: 6km South of Mykonos Town
Description: Probably the most popular beach known for its parties, attracts young and some times not so young crowds. Paradise is also easily reached by bus from Mykonos Town or with a regular boat service from Platis Gialos – second stop. Read more details →

Super Paradise Beach (Plintri)

Location: 7km South of Mykonos Town
Description: Just as famous as its neighboring Paradise. Despite the heavenly setting, don’t come here for a peaceful day – music blares from huge loud speakers and the beach partying often continues all day long. Full nudity is permitted on the right side of the beach which is also gay friendly. There is no bus service to Super Paradise, but it is easily accessible with your own transportation or the regular water taxi from Platis Gialos (third stop) Read more details →

Agrari Beach

Location: 8.5km South of Mykonos Town
Description: Located right next to Elia beach, it is a mixed sandy – pebble beach. Agrari is well organized with sunbeds and umbrellas, with many water sport but less popular than its neighbor and much calmer, couples seem to prefer this beach. You can get here by car, or motorbike as there is no public bus that serves this beach. It can also be reached by water taxi from Platis Gialos (forth stop). Read more details →

Elia Beach

Location: 10km South of Mykonos Town
Description: Elia is one of the larger beaches on Mykonos. It is a well organized beach with sunbeds and umbrellas, while various water sports are also available. Also popular with gays, especially the small rocky beach between Elia and Agrari. Nudity is permitted but not as common as at Paradise, Super Paradise and Paranga. Elia is most easily reached by a direct local bus from Mykonos Town’s northern bus terminal, but also with a regular boat service from Platis Gialos beach (fifth and last stop). Read more details →

South-East coast Mykonos beaches

Kalo Livadi Beach

Location: 10km South-east of Mykonos Town
Description: A quiet, long stretch of sandy beach. It offers some taverns with good food, and a few small hotels and villas. Best reached with your own transport, but you can get there by bus. Take the bus to Elia and get off the bus at the top of the hill where it turns to go to Elia Beach and walk for about ten minutes downhill to your left. Read more details →

Kalafatis Beach

Location: 12km South-east of Mykonos Town
Description: A very large, beautiful, less developed beach and also a favourite with windsurfers due to the offshore breeze. A variety of water sports are available here, including jet ski, water ski, wakeboard and tube rides. Kalafati can be reached by bus from Mykonos Town, but this bus only runs a few times a day. Immediately next to Kalafatis are the sandy beaches of Draoumia and Tafarnis. Read more details →

Lia Beach

Location: 14km South-east of Mykonos Town
Description: An uncrowded, sandy beach. Deck chairs and umbrellas are available to rent. Some tiny houses of fishermen from a little settlement, with two taverns and a beach bar. To get there you need your own transport. Read more details →

North coast Mykonos beaches

Mykonos beaches

Fokos Beach

Location: 12km North of Mykonos Town
Description: A small beach with coarse sand, not known by many people. This beach has no facilities like sunbeds and umbrellas, but it offers a very good tavern. To get to Fokos you need your own transport. Follow the signs for Fokos from Ano Mera. Read more details →

Ftelia Beach

Location: 7km North of Mykonos Town
Description: This beach faces the north and thus it is affected by the strong summer northern winds, which make it ideal for wind surfing, but not for swimming or sunbathing. Ftelia is an isolated, very tranquil place and even during July and August not very crowded, because it is often quite windy and also dusty. To get there you need your own transport. From Ano Mera follow a weaving road down to the beach. Read more details →

Panormos Beach

Location: 7km North of Mykonos Town
Description: On the north side of the island and facing east onto Panormos Bay is the long and beautiful Panormos Beach. Two restaurants, one hotel and a trendy beach club serve this otherwise remote area. Panormos Beach is nudist beach mostly in the right side. Panormos is most easily reached by a direct local bus from Mykonos Town’s northern bus terminal. Read more details →

Agios Sostis Beach

Location: 8km North of Mykonos Town
Description: This beach faces the east of Panormos Bay. Agios Sostis is one of the more remote beaches on the island, without rental lounge chairs and umbrellas. Void of accommodation and crowds this beautiful beach offers not only peace and quiet, but also a very good small restaurant. Nude bathing tolerant. To get there you need your own transport. Just follow the signs to Panormos beach Read more details →

West coast Mykonos beaches

Mykonos beaches

Agios Stefanos Beach

Location: 3km East of Mykonos Town
Description: A well developed, sandy beach next to the new harbor. Agios Stefanos is very popular and gets very crowded during summer time. This beach is about the length of a soccer pitch and is also reachable by bus from Mykonos town. Read more details →

Mykonos town Beach

Location: In Mykonos Town
Description: There’s a small beach at the harbor front (Agia Anna, one of several by that name on the island). Unless you are waiting for a boat leaving from the old port, there is no reason staying there. Much better beaches are within easy reach.

Megali Ammos Beach

Location: 1km South of Mykonos Town
Description: The nearest beach to Mykonos Town, just a 10-minute walk from Mykonos Town along the coast into the direction of Ornos (or hop on the bus to Ornos). The beach is next to the central road. There is a huge slab in the sea which makes it a little difficult to swim. The beach has no umbrellas and sunbeds due to the strong northerly winds. Read more details →

Ornos Beach

Location: 2.5km South of Mykonos Town
Description: Busy family and tourist beach. It gathers many for its sunbeds and umbrellas, bars and restaurants. The sandy beach slopes gently into the sea and there are also schools for sea-skiing and surfing. Ornos is easily accessible by bus from Mykonos Town (or walk along the coast road for about 30 minutes). 2km north of Ornos is also the beach of Korfos, suitable for wind surfing, but not for swimming or sunbathing. Read more details →

Agios Ioannis Beach

Location: 4km South-west of Mykonos Town
Description: Agios Ioannis is a small beach that never gets over crowded and deck chairs are available to rent. The beach offers a beautiful view towards the nearby islands of Delos and Rheneia while is easily accessible by bus from Mykonos Town. Next to Agios Ioannis is the small beach of Kapari, with a small nude section. This hidden beach is located north of Agios Ioannis, behind Agios Ioannis chapel, and then a steep walk downhill. Read more details →