Typical Greek, Mykonos town is a picturesque cluster of narrow streets and stairs and corridors with whitewashed houses, tiny churches and chapels innumerable, tiny squares and fountains protected, and a multitude of colorful shops, all these make up a beautiful chaos, scene can become a successful vacation in Greece.
Considered being the most beautiful beach of the island's south-west coast, Agios Ioannis has soft sand and crystalline blue waters. From there, one can enjoy an amazing view over the island of Delos. A good place to get away from it all. Not too close to the town to be packed so a good place to enjoy a smallish beach.
Agios Stefanos Beach is located just around the corner from the new port of Tourlos. It is a sandy, family - friendly beach with shallow waters along the shoreline for children to play in. The water is so clean and clear, it creates a perfect swimming environment including a wonderful, sandy sea floor. When the north wind blows it can be somewhat windy on this beach.
The island’s longest beach just 10 km (6 miles) from Mykonos town and one of the most beautiful and pristine sandy beaches in Greece consistently awarded the Blue Flag, cosmopolitan Elia Beach attracts a diverse and colorful crowd from VIPs, celebrities and jetsetters to vacationing families, newlyweds and nudism aficionados.
The Greek island of Mykonos is renowned for the glamorous nightlife, but there are some low-key, family-orientated resorts, the best known of which is Plati Gialos (Platys Yialos).
This is a convenient, family-friendly beach where you can find a relaxing atmosphere, though sometimes it can be very crowded. Ornos is a large beach with many sun beds and umbrellas available for rent and also space to lay a towel. Shallow water along the shore line that is perfect for children to play.
The closest beach to Chora, reachable by a 15 min walk, ideal for those who only have a few hours to spend.
Tourlos is a small village about a 15 minutes walk from the main village Mykonos town. It's a quiet place with not many activities.
Because of the large amount of ferries and cruise ships visiting the populair island of Mykonos and the rather small old harbour, which makes is hard for larger ferries to dock, all cruise ships and some of the larger and faster ferries dock at Tourlos, a small village about a 30 minutes walk from the main village Mykonos town (or Chora as it is also called). It's a rather sleepy kind of place with not much to do.
Glastros is not actually a village, but a suburb of Mykonos Town. Located about 1,5 km south of Mykonos Town, Glastros is very close to the airport. It has lots of summer houses and many hotels. Its location is very suitable because it is found on the way to the southern side of Mykonos island, where all the popular beaches are, and also in a walking distance from Mykonos Town. Bus connection is very frequent.
Kalo Livadi is one of the longest beaches in Mykonos and quite popular for the facilities and the parties. It is found between Kalafatis and Elia beach, located 10 km from Mykonos Town and 2 km from Ano Mera.
The pebble stones is a characteristic feature of this beach known as Houlakia. This lovely beach is located 4 km north of Mykonos Town and it is divided in two parts. The left side has a small cove and a small sandy spot. The right side is full of large pebbles. The place offers an amazing sunset and wonderful scenery due to this natural phenomenon. It is a protected area therefore it is not recommended for swimming except from the small cove behind the rocky shoreline but you can also visit the beach to admire the beauty of this idyllic location and the houses built on the beachfront despite the strong winds. Houlakia beach is accessible by car or motorbike where there is a small parking area.
Mykonos or Chora is the main settlement on the island of Mykonos and is a charming village with white houses and many churches and windmills. Typical Greek, Mykonos town is a picturesque cluster of narrow streets and corridors with whitewashed houses and stages, countless churches and chapels tiny, tiny squares and fountains away and many shops colored However compose beautiful chaos, can become a successful stage a holiday in Greece.
Kalafatis is situated in the southern coast of Mykonos Greece. It is one of the quietest and calmest beaches of the island
Psarou is guarded by locals and vip visitors as a tranquil beach destination, where crazy partying is frowned upon! It is actually an attractive -not too small, not too big- beach with clear waters, umbrellas and sun beds available for rent and a place for boats and private yachts to anchor. Psarou beach has a restaurant, a traditional taverna, a cafe-bar, and even a sushi bar for the most demanding! Also, water sports lovers will not be disappointed, with the extra plus of a scuba diving centre right at hand. The beach can be reached by local bus (bus leaves you off at Platis Gialos, a short walk away from Psarou), by car or motorbike (prepare to drive down a steep slope), as well as by boat leaving from Ornos beach.
Paradise Beach is one of the ten most well known beaches of the world. This party beach was originally made famous by the hippie generation dating back as far as 1969. This is still the place to go if you are looking for a beach where 'anything goes''.
This is a wide beach with small pebbly sand and a steep slope down to the water. Agrari Beach attracts a small gay crowd who want less of a party scene and a good mix of Greeks and tourists. Sun beds and umbrellas are available for rent and there is a water sports area in the center of the beach.
Agios Sostis Beach at Mykonos Island in Greece is a wild and windswept beach that sits at the northern mouth of the bay and again a big favourite with surfers thanks to its exposure to the meltemi winds. Rollers crash in on a superb sand beach especially in July and August when the meltemi winds are at their strongest. In such an exposed spot the relatively long does tend to pick up rather a lot of litter as well.
Ftelia Beach is the largest of all the undeveloped beaches in Mykonos. This wild, north beach is one of the favorites of wind surfers. Even as a non-participant you can spend some time watching the spectacle of wind surfers flying across the sea. When the rare south wind blows, this is the beach to come to.
Paraga Beach is located on the south coast between the beaches of Mykonos Platis Gialos and Paradise Beach.
Because of its short distance from Mykonos Town makes the access to Paraga beach very easy and that is one of the reasons why it is so packed during the entire season.
To get there, you can take the bus, motorbike, car or the traditional boats that depart from Platis Yialos beach at regular intervals. Paraga Beach is equipped with deckchairs and umbrellas. Service at the sun bed (beach service) is offered from all bars and restaurants located on the beach.
Fanаri is an areа in thе nortwest part оf Myκonоs, alsο known аs Farоs Armenistis beсausе οf the lighthouse nеаrbу ("farоs" means "lighthοuse" in Grеeк). It has hotels аnd villas scattеred оn а hill οverloоking Tinоs island, and frοm the lighthousе уоu cаn see thе sunset οver thе sea. Myκonоs Tοwn is about 8 km аwaу. The closеst beaсh is Hоulакia (2 κm) but it is nаrrοw and has lаrge pebblеs instead of sand, sо it is suitаble οnly for swimming.
Ano Mera is the second bigger village after Mykonos Town and is one of the oldest villages of Mykonos. It offers a few luxurious hotels and some rooms and studios for rent. It is a quiet village where locals are continuing their every day life without being interrupted by a crowd of tourists, as is happening all the time in the capital. Near Ano Mera is the interesting monastery of Panagia Tourliani which main church houses a superb collection of icons made by a Cretan painter and holy vessels and vestments. The wonderful bell-tower and marble fountain are in the courtyard of the monastery and are worth-seeing.