Agios Ioannis Village and Beach in Mykonos

by Niki Kefala
Agios Ioannis
'The beach at Aghios Ioannis' - Mykonos
'The beach at Aghios Ioannis' - Attribution: Leonora Enking

Agios Ioannis is a small tourist village in the southwest of the island, 2.5 km from Ornos. It is built in amphitheater and located across from Delos, combining natural beauty with excellent tourist accommodations. Pink and purple flowers drape the stairways and balconies of the white houses. The lovely sandy beach of Agios Ioannis with the crystal clean waters, took its name from the church that located here. It is organized and ideal for families with children. The beach is recommended for those who want peace and relaxation. You'll also find a plethora of diverse restaurants, taverns with tasty Greek food and abundant opportunities for water sports, ranging from scuba diving to surfing in turquoise waters. Close proximity to the nearby villages allows opportunities to traverse the streets, to admire the classical architecture, or to enjoy a picturesque view of nearby Delos Island. In St.Ioanis was filmed scenes from the movie 'Shirley Valentine' of 1989. Near the sea a lot of hotels offers to visitors all the amenities. The choice is yours!

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Worth visiting is the feast of St. John at the end of September, which is very famous and the food is great! Drink the juice of meat in glass (it's better than it sounds), which is not customary in other islands and taste the traditional onion pie. To sweet your mouth eat the traditional candies with grated almonds. When the moon is up you can dance with the locals and feel like original Mykonean! Then take a stroll to the nearby flea market and buy whatever you like.

DO: A night swimming with view the lights of Delos.
DONT'T: Eat too much (we know it's difficult with all those delicacies) so to be able to do the above.

Hotels and apartments in Agios Ioannis