Beaches

Mykonos beaches cover the entire spectrum from sleepy coves with small fish taverns to those that look more like a cover of a fashion magazine featuring a nightclub environment with house music & drinks flowing under the Aegean Sun. If you are looking for solitude and not too many people try Fokos Mersini Beach and for the trendier crowd go to Elia beach. If however, you are looking for the premier party spot then do not look further than Super Paradise Beach.


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Agiaanna Beach

This little beach has a traditional fish taverna and a restaurant, both offering their own parking. Because of its location and a bamboo fence this beach is protected from both the north and the south winds. It has sun beds and umbrellas available for rent on the right side of the beach.

On the right there is a small public parking area with a boat launch and a gentle footpath connecting it with Platys Gialos Beach. Tothe left you can continue walking on a footpath to Paraga Beach.

Agia Anna offers a few sun beds, umbrellas and rooms for rent. You can see the beaches of Platys Gialos and Psarou from here. This is the only beach on the southern side of Mykonos that is protected from the rare south winds. The traditional, tiny church across from the boat launch is always open, where you are welcome to enter and light a candle.

Agia Anna is a somewhat hidden little beach but is just a few minutes walk from Kalafatis Beach. In the area surrounding the beach there are restaurants, tarvernas, rooms to rent and a hotel. It may seem like it is a private beach because it is mostly occupied by guests of the hotel, but it is a public beach.

This area of the island is a change of pace from the cosmopolitan bustle of Mykonos Town. Very traditionally Greek, this grouping of fish tavernas, local fishermen's houses and fishing boats to the left side of the beach, gives you a feeling of a village. Watch the locals bring in their catch of the day or sitting in the sun repairing their fishing nets. Enjoy a meal in one of the tavernas and listen to the locals swapping stories of the sea over ouzo. Facing the north side of this small peninsula, watch the wind surfers of Kalifatis Beach. There is also a taverna and a pizza restaurant on the corner before you arrive at Agia Anna Beach.

On both ends of the beach there are lots of rocky areas to climb around on where you can discover shells and sea life. There are two craggy rock hills jutting out of the sea between Agia Anna and Kalafatis beaches known as Divounia (these mounds are also known as 'Aphrodite's tits'?).

Best reached by rental car, motorbike, taxi or public bus. The bus originates at the intersection near the old port behind the museum, getting off at the bus stop just before you arrive at Kalafatis Beach.

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Agiosioannis Beach

Best known as Shirley Valentine beach, because of the 1980's English movie filmed on Mykonos, it is one of the best spots to watch the sunset, especially in September and October as the sun moves closer to the southern sky.

You can view the island of Delos from this pebble and sand beach or while floating in the blue sea. Let your imagination take you to mythical times and the birth of Apollo, the god of light and his twin, Artemis. This magical event is said to have taken place on Delos. From the dock of Agios Ioannis you can view a point of light on a clear summer day. This is one of three places in the world where the sun is brighter than anywhere else. The sun shines on the water and you can view a current running across the sea, thus being a special part of the birthplace of Apollo (god of light). Another legend associated with this beach, is the story of the mermaids. The story was created, during war times, as a scare tactic to try to keep people from coming to the beach at night, so that men arriving in boats carrying black market goods could unload their cargo at the dock. The story told was that these half female - half fish creatures would lure you to them and take you to their world at the bottom of the sea.

This is a small, rather tranquil Mykonos beach where you can relax under the sun or enjoy a meal at one of the tavernas just a few footsteps away from the sea. Agios Ioannis Beach is divided into two sections separated by a large, rocky area. On the right side is the dock, a beach, a bus stop and a large parking area. On the left side of the rocks is the longest section of the beach with a limited parking area and a bus stop. On the longer section of the beach there are some umbrellas and sun beds available for rent or there is enough open space to lay a towel on the sand. It is a child-friendly beach with shallow water at the shore line to play in. Not extremely protected from the north winds, but is fairly calm on most days.

Surrounded by hill sides where you can find hotels, villas, rooms for rent, apartments and houses. This beach can be reached by public transportation or by rental car - motorbike.

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Unspoiled freedom, this clothing-optional beach is fairly undeveloped without amenities such as umbrellas and sun beds. If you can do without those things, it is so worth the trip. Even the somewhat bumpy, pot - holed road should not be a deterrent

The view from the road above, looking down on the beach is beautiful. Development is going on all around, but has not touched this wonderful place. A north beach, but this wonderful little cove is a bit protected on a windy day.

Agios Sostis Beach can be reached by rental car - motorbike (rental agencies in Town) and sometimes a taxi will take there. Parking is limited, but you can park on the road and walk down the hill. There is no bus service available. Take the primitive footpath and arrive there to find a stretch of sand and small pebbles, which make up this beach that slopes gently into the clear sea.

Spend a day on this beach and follow the footpath back up to find a hidden garden taverna to enjoy an afternoon meal. Another path leads down from the taverna to a very small, protected beach that can become crowded in summer, but it is well worth the walk to experience a dip in the sea there.

If you find yourself still enjoying a glass of wine at the taverna or lounging on the beach as the sun sinks behind the hill side, be sure to take notice of the amazing colors on the barren hills across the bay and behind you. If you are awake before the sun rises this is also a great place to witness the incredible colors of the dawn.

Accommodations near the beach include villas (private - rental), houses, apartments and rooms for rent.

Next to the taverna is a pretty, little, traditional Mykonian church where you are welcome to celebrate the yearly panigiri occurring in early September. This is an event not to be missed, a feast celebrating the saint who guards all sailors and fishermen of Mykonos.

There is also a secluded beach to the right if you are up for a hike over the rocks to discover a tiny beach between Agios Sostis and Panormos beaches.

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Agiosstefanos 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.

You can find sun beds and umbrellas for rent, but there is also the luxury of a lot of open areas to lay your towel. There is a beach volley court, lots of space to play paddle ball or let your children run free. The Nautical Association of Mykonos provides morning swimming, small craft sailing and windsurfing lessons on this beach, for the local children.

Agios Stefanos Beach caters to many tastes. This beach is surrounded by many places to eat and drink, including a snack bar, tavernas and restaurants, some even provide beach service. Around the beach area and hillside behind, you will find many hotels, apartments, villas, rooms to rent and mini markets.

The wide, open view from this part of the island takes in Mykonos Town, the islands of Delos and Rhenia, a clear view of the sunset and boats/ships passing in the distance.

There is bus service, originating from the old port next to the dock where the ferries arrive. Alternatively you can take a taxi or a rental car - motorbike.

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This clothing-optional beach can be reached by rental car - motorbike, boat / caique from Platys Gialos or Ornos beaches and sometimes taxi.

There is no public bus service available.Try renting a vehicle; it is worth the drive just to witness the stunning, breathtaking view as you round the last corner on the hill above.

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.

Agrari is not a throbbing party beach, but there is a beach bar that can turn into an impromptu party occasionally or where you can relax in the shade at a table under the trees to get a break from the summer sun. The beach bar is always a good place to have a conversation with the bartender and meet new "friends".

There is a hotel right on the beach. A taverna is located down the path through the trees and gardens just a short walk from the beach where you can also find the bathrooms and showers.

A short walk over the rocks to the left is Elia Beach, first passing by two very small beaches that are popular gay meeting places.

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Elia Beach

Elia is a busy beach and a favorite of many, especially the gay crowd, to spend the day chilling out or socializing. It has become quite the meeting place and many plans for the evening or holiday romances are formed here.

This beach offerssome of the softer sand on Mykonos and is also one of the longest. The location provides a bit of protection, one of the best on a very windy day when the north wind is blowing.

There are several places to eat, drink or relax out of the summer sun with beach service also available. Umbrellas and sun beds for rent; bathrooms - showers; and water sports, including parasailing can be found on Elia Beach.

Though predominately gay, everyone can feel comfortable here. The left side of the beach is more of a mix of people, whereas the right side is mostly clothing-optional and preferred by a lot of gays. Continue to the right, over the rocks toward Agrari Beach, to find two little beaches tucked away that are popular meeting places for the gay crowd.

Elia is the last stop for the boats/caique leaving from or returning to Platys Gialos or Ornos beaches. You can also get there by public transportation, the bus originating at the intersection near the old port behind the museum or rental car - motorbike.

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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.

There are no sun beds or umbrellas, but you can find plenty of privacy and space to lay your towel on this soft, sandy, windswept beach. Because of the wind, this is also a fairly good place to do some beachcombing; you never know what you might find. This is a perfect beach to bring your dog to run or a swim in the sea.

You can take a pause in your day to have a meal or drink at one of the tavernas on either end of the beach. There are private houses and villas, a few small hotels, apartments and rooms for rent overlooking the beach.

A small archeological site is located on a rocky area in the middle of the beach that is somewhat protected.

Ftelia Beach can be reached by bus originating at the intersection near the old port behind the museum (getting off the bus on the main road and walking about ten minutes to the beach), rental car – motorbike or taxi. There is plenty of undeveloped parking on and around the beach.

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These are both undeveloped, northern beaches that can be reached only by private boat and rental car - motorbike.

Drive through farmland and past one of the two water reservoirs of Mykonos. The road is a bit rough, but at the end you can discover isolation and solitude. The sea at these pebble and sandy beaches is a good place to snorkel. There is a traditional taverna with no electricity at the Fokos Beach area.

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Houlakia Beach

The rounded stones that make up this natural phenomenon, unique to Mykonos, are known as Houlakia. You will not find this anywhere else.

You might find rounded stones elsewhere, but not with the composite, color or size of the stones forming this beach. These incredible, rounded stones have been formed, while tumbling around in the sea for thousands of years, some being reclaimed to create this beach. This is a natural, protected area where it is now prohibited to remove any of these special stones.

The shoreline of Houlakia Beach, divided into two parts, is made up only of stones. The left side does have a cove with a small sandy area just a few meters behind the rocky shoreline. On this sandy area you can find some umbrellas and sun beds near a family owned restaurant and hotel. This isolated beach is never crowded, even during high season. If you choose to take a swim here, you can even feel the smoothness under your feet, as the stones also extend into the sea. The right side has no place to lay a towel, but if you would like to view these stones, there is a footpath along the top side of the beach. There is only space for a car or two to park, right next to the main road, on this side of the beach.

Houlakia Beach is ideal to view the sun sinking into the sea behind Delos Island. The day lasts a little longer here. There are a few hotels, villas (private and for rent), apartments and a restaurant in this area. Because of the view many people have chosen to build houses and villas on this previously uninhabited part of Mykonos, even though it is not protected from the north wind.

The best way to reach this beach is by rental car - motorbike. Access to the left side is via a dirt path, off the main road leading to a parking area for Houlakia Beach. There is no bus service directly to this beach, but you can walk approximately one kilometer (0.7miles) from the Agios Stefanos Beach bus stop. If you take a taxi, the only way to return would be to call one from the restaurant.

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Kalolivadi Beach

You won't find the music pumping here, what you will find are people relaxing in the sun or playing an impromptu game of paddleball in the shallow waters along the shoreline and yachts anchored in the bay.

Even though this is a southern beach, it is not extremely protected from the north wind. There is some bamboo fencing and a few bushes on part of the beach providing a bit of wind protection.

Kalo Livadi Beach is a quiet, long stretch of sandy beach that is popular with a mix of families and Greek tourists. You can find many sun beds and umbrellas for rent and possibly a bit of space to lay your towel. Enjoy water sports, paddle boats, kayaks where there is a lifeguard on duty.

Hillsides surrounding the beach provide hotels, apartments and rooms for rent. Across the road you will find a few beach bars providing beach service, a restaurant - lounge and tavernas where you can enjoy a meal, taking a break from the summer sun. When coming down the hill to the beach or while lying on the beach, look out to the middle of the bay and see a rock formation known as Kalafakiona. This is a popular place with the local fishermen for trapping different types of lobsters as it has small sandy caves where they like to hide.

Best reached by taxi or rental car - motorbike, but you can also take the bus originating from the intersection near the old port behind the museum. Get off the bus at the top of the hill where it turns to go to Elia Beach and walk about ten minutes downhill to your left. If driving, you will find plenty of parking available along the whole stretch of the beach.

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Lia Beach

Lia is a small, peaceful beach made up of sand, pebbles and stones.

There is no bus service, but you can reach it by taxi or rental car - motorbike on a trip through the tranquil country side after passing by the village of Ano Mera. In recent years the road has been paved for easier access.

Being one of the furthest beaches from Mykonos Town makes this a place to escape to. This gem of a beach is very popular with the Greeks. You will find several tavernas, sun beds and umbrellas for rent and wind protection behind a bamboo fence. A beach bar provides beach service if you want to just relax on your sun bed or towel.

On the far right side of the beach there are nice, smooth rock outcroppings where you can lay and enjoy the sun or the view. As with most of the southern beaches, you are able to see the islands of Naxos and Paros.

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When you have only a few hours to spend on Mykonos and want to go to a beach this is the closest beach to the town center, only about a 15 minute walk.

You can find a small traditional Greek taverna located just a few footsteps from the waters edge. This beach is a good place to hunt shells and stones or just take a walk along a stretch of sand. Sometimes you can even see a local Greek fishing for octopus or gathering sea urchins. If you are in town for business and find yourself with a small afternoon break, join the tourists for a quick swim in the sea or a few hours of sun.

During war times this beach was used to bring in black market essential goods from other islands via caique - boat and therefore stories of pirates evolved. One of the stories is about the ghost of a pirate named Kapetanaki (little captain) whose spirit was haunting the beach. The story was made up in order to keep people off the beach at night so that the goods could be unloaded from the caiques.

The name Megali Ammos means 'big sand'. This name originated because before the road was built the sand extended back as far as the base of the hill sides. The beach is on the northwest side of Mykonos, therefore is disturbed by the north wind.

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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 in.

This beachside community has many tavernas, cafes and restaurants right on the beach for easy access. At least one beach bar on the far left even has beach service. This beach community provides services for almost all your needs. Either on the beach or within easy walking distance there are mini markets, super market, bakery, pharmacy, butcher and more. You can reach this beach by public transportation and there is some parking for rental cars - motorbikes.

The Ornos Beach area is surrounded by hotels, apartments, rooms for rent and villas. There are even a few luxury hotels and private villas that attract celebrities and kings from around the world as guests. In this protected cove you can always find a wide array of private yachts, leisure boats and fishing boats anchored. As there is rarely a south wind in the summertime, Ornos bay provides a safe haven from the 'meltemi'' (northwest wind that can be strong, blowing during the day and dying down in the evening).

Ornos Beach is one of the two starting points for the boats/caique taking you to or returning you from other southern beaches.

A unique experience not to be missed! Discover more natural, serene beaches on the island of Rhenia (known to the locals as big Delos). This island is located just to the west of Delos. Enjoy the crystal clear waters and beautiful beaches of this special place. Arriving at this uninhabited location you nearly feel transported back in time to the ancient civilization. You are able to take a boat from Ornos Beach, leaving in the morning and returning in the afternoon.

On the left side of the beach is a dock with a boat launch where you can try your luck at fishing or watch the local fishermen repairing their nets. In early morning you can see the fishermen arriving back to shore with their catch of the day before loading on to transport for delivery to local restaurants, tavernas or the harbor fish market.

At the mouth of Ornos bay there is a large, slightly submerged rock to be navigated by boats, on which during quiet, less crowded periods you can view seals swimming or sunning themselves on top of the rock.

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Panormos Beach

This is the only beach on Mykonos where you can find a pet, pot-bellied pig roaming among the tourists. Panormos Beach welcomes everyone including families. Children can play on the beach or climb on the rocks to the left discovering sea life in the shallow pools of sea water. The colors of the incredible sunrises or sunsets on the barren hill sides surrounding this beach are not to be missed!

This increasingly popular, northern beach has become the destination in recent years of the more bohemian Greeks, locals and a mix of tourists. Nudity is perfectly acceptable here, especially on the far right side of the beach. This beach is somewhat undeveloped without umbrellas and sun beds, though on the far right there are rustic toilets. It is a narrow, fine sand stretch of beach with little alcoves scattered along the back side, in the low sand dunes, where you can sometimes find a bit of privacy.

If you choose to stay on the left side near the beach bar - taverna, located between a large, wild bamboo area and beautiful shade trees, you will find more activity, music, food, drinks and a lively atmosphere. There is plenty of shade under the pergola while enjoying a drink, a meal or the company of friends. To the left of the beach there is also a taverna on the garden hillside or a pool cafe that is part of a hotel where you can relax, have a snack and take a dip in the pool.

Panormos is a north beach located en route to Agios Sostis Beach, after driving through the countryside passing the Marathi Water Reservoir. The sea can be a little rough when the north wind blows, but you can still find a bit of protection to lay your towel and work on your tan. Almost always you will see small, local fishing boats and private yachts anchored in the bay. Fishermen launch their boats or fish off the rocks to the left of the beach.

To reach this beach you can take a taxi or rent a car - motorbike. There is some parking to be found right next to the beach. Bus service is not available. A hotel, villas, apartments or rooms for rent can be found on the surrounding hillside.

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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''.

Known for special events, such as Full Moon Parties and Bubble Parties, this can be a beach to relax on or die partying. Don't miss the closing party if you're on Mykonos in early September.

One of the most easily accessible beaches as it has the most frequent bus service from Mykonos Town, including special event shuttle buses. You can also reach the beach by catching a boat/caique originating from or returning to Platys Gialos or Ornos beaches, taxi or a rental car - motorbike. There is a footpath over the hill to the right leading to Paraga Beach, approximately a ten minute walk. Sun beds and umbrellas are available for rent, there is also an area that offers wind protection behind a bamboo fence. Uni - sex toilets, so be prepared to share. In general you will find a pool dance club, beach bar, self service restaurant, snack bar, croissanterie, mini market and boutique. Equipped with a lifeguard, this is one of the big water sport beaches offering a scuba diving center, jet skis, water skiing, snorkeling, parasailing, banana boats, tubes, canoes and pedal boats. Paradise Beach also features beach volley, horseback riding and bungee catapult. Similar to bungee jumping except that you start on the ground. Catapult is also known as "Reverse Bungee" and "Bungee Rocket". You shoot up into the air at approximately gazillion miles per hour, eventually stopping and continuing like you would any normal jump.

A big attraction for young, bohemian party people is Paradise Camping. This complex offers apartments, rooms, beach cabins, camping tents and community toilets / showers just a few meters behind the party scene and beneath the shade of the trees. There is a Paradise Camping shuttle service that can pick you up from the port or airport.

Last but not least grab a bottle and toast 'to your health''. Be aware of the sea life (urchins, jelly fish) and the natural setting. Watch where you step!

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This is a popular beach with the locals as well as the tourists. Paraga Beach is one of the beaches originally made famous by the hippie generation, being one of the first clothing-optional beaches of Mykonos.

You can still find a laid back attitude mixed in with a party atmosphere. The music can get loud in front of the restaurant - beach bar, especially in August, when the Italian crowd flocks to Paraga Beach.

You can find sun beds and umbrellas for rent or a place to lay your towel on this sandy beach. Swim in the clear waters out to the rock, just a few meters from the shore and take a dive into the sea. This is one of the few beaches where you can find trees providing some shade. The shore line has shallow waters safe enough for a child to play in. Part of the beach has a bamboo fence to offer some wind protection. There are nice, large, smooth rocks on the left side to lie on or discover small tidal-like pools.

If you find yourself needing a break from the beach, take a hike to the right and follow the footpaths up the rocky hill or out to the point of the rocky headland. It will give you a completely new view of the sea. You can also find a bit more privacy if you choose to spend some time away from the beach. An alternative hike is on a footpath following the headland to the left of the beach, this is one of the ways you can reach Paradise Beach (ten minute walk) or just take in the view.

Paraga Beach offers lifeguard services, a restaurant - bar with beach service, a taverna with some tables on the beach and cafe beach bar also with beach service. A little to the left of the beach is a pool bar. Mykonos Camping is just beyond this pool bar and extends out to the point of the headland. You can find rooms to rent, hotels and apartments around the perimeter of Paraga Beach.

You can get to Paraga Beach by public transportation, rental car - motorbike or boat/caique originating from or returning to Ornos or Platys Gialos beaches. Bus service directly to the beach is only offered during peak season, otherwise you have to walk from Paradise Beach bus stop. There is a footpath over the hill, just a short ten minute walk. You can also walk from Platys Gialos Beach on a gentle footpath crossing over Agia Anna Beach (a small beach separating the two.) If driving, there is a small, free parking lot for the customers of the taverna or cafe beach bar on the left side of the beach and a large parking lot that charges a fee on the right side of the beach.

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This attractive little beach offers protected, clear, tranquil waters at the bottom of dramatic rocky hill sides, located a short walking distance to the right of Platys Gialos Beach.

You can always find some fishing boats and private yachts anchored in the bay. Take in the view of fantastic colors in the early morning as the sun rises over the hilltops or late afternoon as it sinks behind the rocks. Stunning!

You can get there by public transportation (though by bus, you must walk from Platys Gialos or down the mountain path located approximately one hundred fifty meters from the end of the road). You can also rent a car – motorbike and drive down the steep slope, parking in the lot near to the beach. There is a boat/caique originating from Ornos Beach to take you to Psarou Beach.

This is not a party beach, so come here to relax or socialize. There are sun beds and umbrellas available for rent and limited areas to lay your towel. You can find a restaurant, sushi bar, cafe and even a traditional Greek taverna on the far left. The restaurant does provide beach service.

An extensive scuba diving center is located behind the restaurant on the beach. Whether an experienced diver or a beginner you have the opportunity to discover the sea life or the mystery of a sunken ship.

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Platysgialos Beach

This is an extensive beach side community with places to lay a towel or sun beds and umbrellas available for rent. Protection from the wind is provided by the surrounding hill sides and the fact that most of the restaurants and some of the hotels are located right on the beach.

You will find plenty of hotels, rooms for rent, apartments, villas (private and rental), mini markets, tavernas, restaurants, souvenir shops and beach bars.

This is a convenient, family-friendly beach including several playgrounds. A sandy beach, equipped with a life guard on duty, offering a perfect shallow shoreline for children to play in. While lounging on the beach or around one of the swimming pools watch the sun glistening on the sea like diamonds. A wide – ranging water sports area with water skiing, jet skis, all kinds of towable tubes, banana boat water sleds and parasailing is offered here.

Platys Gialos Beach stays alive well into the evening. Watch the sun sink over the hill side and then take the opportunity to stroll along the beach or sit to enjoy a glass of wine or a meal under the stars watching the lights reflecting on the sea. If you are looking for traditional Greek dancing you might catch Greek Night offered by at least one of the tavernas or one of the hotels.

To arrive at Platys Gialos Beach you can take frequent public transportation, rental car – motorbike (though parking is somewhat limited). You can easily access most southern beaches via boat/caique that originate from or return to the cement dock on the right side of the beach. Local fishermen bring in their catch of the day to this dock and if your timing is right you can see them unloading the fish from their nets before delivering their catch to the tavernas and restaurants on the beach. Platy Gialos Beach is an easy walk to the beaches of Agia Anna and Paraga, just follow the gentle footpath to the left. Next to the footpath is an outcropping of rocks to climb on or discover sealife.

Try your luck fishing at a beach bar or the water, if you are unable to catch anything… maybe there is something wrong with the bait.

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Super Paradise Beach

This is a lovely cove surrounded by dramatic rock walls that catch the late afternoon sunlight, making an incredible contrast with the beautiful colors of the sea. Nice pebbly sand and the water is perfect for swimming. The hill side behind, the bamboo fence and the narrow mouth of the bay, provide some protection from the north wind.

You will find a lifeguard on duty, a mini market, a boutique, several beach / pool bars, and restaurants that also provide beach service. On the surrounding hill sides there are villas and apartments, private and for rent. Sun beds and umbrellas are available for rent, but there is also space to lay your towel on the sand, if you choose.Also available are showers to freshen up before leaving the beach.

Relax early in the day and then the music, and therefore the party, picks up in mid-afternoon and can become quite 'the scene''. Whether dancing on the platforms around the pool or drinking under the shade of a group of trees, the beach takes on a club - like atmosphere. Super Paradise Beach has made quite a reputation for itself as a place to party. Especially for the gay crowd who predominately congregate on the right side of the beach where a pool club resides on a hill side overlooking the beach. Explore the rocks on the right side of the beach where you might encounter another kind of a ``party`` activity that Mykonos is known for (draw your own conclusions). Super Paradise Beach is a favorite hang out for a trendy Greek crowd in unison with foreigners during the summer months and the young Greek students that arrive every spring to enjoy the freedom of Mykonos. On occasion you might even spot a celebrity, in the crowd or dancing next to you.

Super Paradise Beach is for almost everyone who wants to have fun in the sun amidst an eclectic crowd, with or without your clothes. You can usually find a good mix of personalities and bodies worshipping the sun or enjoying the vibe of this beach.

Super Paradise Beach can be reached by boat/caique originating from or returning to Platys Gialos or Ornos beaches, rental car - motorbike and sometimes taxi. Bus service is not available. If you are driving, be aware that the access roads to both sides of the beach are quite steep. There is a good size parking lot on the right side and somewhat limited parking on the left side.

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