Beaches in Mykonos

by Niki Kefala
'19850415 Mykonos Super? Paradise Beach' - Mykonos
'19850415 Mykonos Super? Paradise Beach' - Attribution: sydneydawg2006

Mykonos island has 23 beautiful beaches accessible by car, some of which are known worldwide for their golden sand and crystal clear turquoise waters. Most beaches are on the south side of the island, crowded in high season like those of Paradise, Super Paradise, Platis Gialos, Psarou and Ornos. The beaches of Paradise and Super Paradise are also known for the best beach parties worldwide. The beaches on the north side of the island are less developed and are ideal for couples and families. Check out our list:

* Super Paradise: Famous as one of the very best party beaches in Greece, it combines daytime entertainment and a vibrant night life.

* Psarrou: This idyllic paradise attracts celebrities from all over the world with its incredibly soft sand and the clear waters which are perfect for scuba diving.

* Megali Ammos: As the closest beach from Mykonos town, it attracts thousands of visitors each year. It’s perfect for sunbathing and also popular among runners.

* Ornos: Located in a beautiful bay with many hotels and tourist facilities around. Its diving school and windsurfing excursions make it a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts.

* Paraga: With this sandy paradise, you get two beaches in one! Sunbathe on the southern side, rest and relax. Also visit the northern side of the beach for live music and taverns with tasty specialties.

* Platis Gialos: Known as one of the cleanest and best organized beaches in Mykonos, Platis Gialos offers to all visitors astonishing turquoise waters and a plethora of local restaurants.

* Lia: One of the quietest beaches on Mykonos, Lia is a great place for sunbathing or enjoying a good book. However, its rocky beach makes it ideal for adventure lovers.

* St. Anna: This calm, sandy paradise is less touristy than most beaches in Mykonos, making it a favorite place among the locals.

* St. Ioannis: Located in a remote region on the southwest coast of Mykonos, St. Ioannis is calm, peaceful and a great beach for rest and relaxation.

* St. Sostis: This beach is known as one of the most quiet beaches on the island. Go if you are looking for a place in which to enjoy the sun and relax.

* St. Stefanos: This small cove north of Mykonos town is less known to tourists, meaning that its soft sand and crystal clear waters remain relatively peaceful all year.

* Agrari: Soft sand, crystal clean waters and... take your clothes off as this beach is a popular spot for nude sunbathing.

* Elia: Separated from Agrari beach by rocks, Elia is a bustling beach popular among party lovers.

* Glyfadi: This small beach on the southwestern side of Mykonos is mostly sandy, and it is known as one of the most family-friendly beaches on the island.

* Fokos: This secluded beach is far from the developed parts of the island, making it a favorite spot for those who wish to get away from civilization for a little while.

* Divounia: This small, secluded cove is known for its deep-blue waters and the restaurants with the amazing seafood. History lovers must know that in the past Divounia was an ancient Roman trading post.

* Houlakia: This remote beach north of Mykonos Town is full of pebbles, as well as highly private. Secluded from the island’s tourist spots, Houlakia offers total isolation.

* Kalo Livadi: This fully-organized beach offers exotic waters, a sandy beach and colorful umbrellas. It's one of the longest beaches on the island and it's popular for the endless parties and events.

* Kapari: One of the few unorganized beaches in Mykonos, Kapari is a great place to enjoy the beauty of nature. Although it is close to Mykonos town, the beach is rarely crowded so put your towel wherever you want!

* Korfos: Located in close proximity to Mykonos town, this windy beach is a favorite spot among surfers and windsurfers. The large waves and green waters create a beautiful scenery.