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19 Most Beautiful Beaches in Mykonos

Updated: Jun 1, 2023


19 most beautiful beaches in mykonos

Mykonos is a paradise where having fun and relax on the beach.


There are many beautiful beaches with aquamarine water to swim in; enjoy the day while snorkeling, and let all your worries go.


There are beach clubs, famous beach parties, and beach resorts, and some beaches are perfect for watersports.


There are beaches for parties and families where kids can have fun playing with the sand while parents can relax, sleep or, like me, spend a whole day reading a novel.

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Here is a list of the best beaches in Mykonos, so you will find what you are looking for, the perfect beach for your needs.


The beaches on the north side of Mykonos are usually very windy, the perfect spot for windsurfing and kitesurfing, while the beaches on the south side of Mykonos are more secluded, so there might be a nice breeze than wind.


I advise you not to spend all your holiday at the same beach but also rent a car or move by bus around the island and explore everything this famous island offers.


Remember that Mykonos is a trendy island, so between July and August, it can get so crowded that you will not find a spot on the beach or a sunbed where to lay down after lunchtime.


If you can, visit Mykonos in June or September when everything is open, the weather is fantastic but not too hot, it is less crowded and cheaper.



There are many beach clubs with prices ranging from 150 euros for a sunbed on the first row to 30 euros in the last row far from the shore.

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Paradise Club Mykonos

Beach Clubs in Mykonos Prices


In some beach clubs, they will tell you that the sunbeds are free if you eat and drink at their bar/restaurants, so keep in mind that in these beach clubs, everything is expensive. To give you some examples:

  • Bottle of water 8 euros

  • Milkshake 18 euros

  • Any coffee and teas are 15 euros

  • Soft drinks 500 ml 15 euros

  • Energy drinks 18 euros

  • Fresh Orange Juice 18 euros

  • Spritz 25 euros

  • Bottle of alcohol from 190 euros

  • Cocktails from 25 euros

  • A glass of Prosecco from 48 euros.

These are only a few prices of one of the beach clubs I passed by. I did not buy anything; I only went in to use their lavatory and took a picture of the menu to show to my friends.


Of course, every beach club has different prices; the more famous the beach club, the more expensive their drinks and food will be.

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The beach club's sunbeds rentals price depends on how famous is the beach club and in which row you want to stay. I found one that charged me 30 euros for two sunbeds and one umbrella, and I could leave my rental car in their car park.


I was only in the third row of sunbeds, so not bad at all (Be Cool Cavo Psarou).


Of course, prices increase every year, and it also depends on the month you are visiting Mykonos, so check out their websites for prices etc.

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Most beach clubs took so much space on the beach that there is not much left for whoever doesn't want to pay for a sunbed, but you can still find some area, as I did.


If you find a spot on the free beach to enjoy your day and a security guard comes to tell you that you are not allowed to stay on the free beach near the beach club, do not trust them.

They are not allowed to kick you away.

Just tell them you will call the police to ask if what they are saying is true, and you will see how they will let you stay.


Unfortunately, these things happen. Just know your rights.



Mykonos Water Taxi:

To reach the most famous beaches in the south of the island, you can get water taxis that run along 7 of the most famous beaches from the early morning to the evening.


The water taxis start from Platis Gialos Beach (you can get there by bus or taxi) and will take you to the other beaches by paying a fee of 10 euros (one way), or you can purchase the all-day pass for 20 euros.


Mykonos Water Taxi Beaches:

Ornos, Platis Gialos, Paraga, Paradise, Super Paradise, Agrari, and Elia.



So, here is my list of the best beaches in Mykonos. Of course, I haven't been to all of them, but I did all the possible research for you about those I did not visit to make sure to give you guys, like always, all the information you need to make your next travel a wonderful experience.


Remember, if you are traveling on a budget, there are plenty of cheaper and more wonderful Greek islands to visit.

Many Grek islands have amazing free beaches where you can get a sunbed for a whole day just by buying yourself a drink at the beach bar (and the drink will cost you only a couple of euros, not a whole day's salary).


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So if you are visiting Greece on a budget, my advice is to spend only a couple of days in Mykonos, visit the Chora and maybe a couple of beaches, but then leave and go to other islands with the same level of beautiful beaches but much cheaper.


If, instead, you have a lot of money to invest in a luxury vacation, this is your island, where you will find many things to do in Mykonos to make the best of your holiday.

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Beaches on the North Side of Mykonos:


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1. Agios Sostis beach:


Agios Sostis is a tiny, natural, and quiet beach located in the north area of the island.

There are no beach clubs here, so no sunbeds and loud music.


This is the best place to go if you want to see the wild side of Mykonos before they will all be gone to leave space for another expensive beach club.


The only way to get there is by car, so check out prices and availability on DiscoverCars as I did.


Hotels with Agios Sostis Beach view:

Summer Mood Villas (private villa)

Horizon Traditional Beach House (mid-range private villa)

Bohemian Blue Villa (private villa)


Pssst: If you love spending time in nature, don't miss the opportunity to attend a sunset hiking tour in Mykonos. Enjoy what's behind the glamorous villas and nightclubs!


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2. Fokos Beach:


Fokos Beach could quickly become your favorite beach in Mykonos if you hate a crowded beach full of sunbeds with music all day.


You are not going to find any sunbeds here or beach clubs.

This is a tranquil and wild beach to enjoy a nice swim and nap while lying on your towel.


It is located 13 km from the main town, and the way to get there is not easy, but as soon as you arrive and see this natural beach, you will love it.


In the case of wind, there could be pretty high waves, so please be careful if you decide to go for a swim. There is only one taverna nearby where to get some drinks and local food.


Hotels close to Fokos Beach:

Sofos Suite (Mid-range Hotel)

Villa Zaira by Opus (private villa)


Pssst: If you plan to spend some time far from the hustle and bustle of the beach clubs with your friends, you should look at a private boat trip and snorkeling sea safari.



3. Panormos Beach:


One of the most secluded beaches on the island, Panormos Beach is the perfect spot if you are looking for a beach far from the main town.


The sand is very soft, the water is crystal clear, and if you are looking for a luxury beach club, this is one of the places to go.


 

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Principote Beach Club

The famous Principote Beach Club is right there on the west side of the beach.


If you want a luxurious way to spend your day, this is the right place for you.


Principote Beach Club is so exclusive that you can also book the pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation and enjoy comfortable sunbeds, a VIP area, etc.


Hotels with Panormos Beach view:



Beaches on the South Side of Mykonos:


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4. Lia Beach:


Lia Beach is located 14 km from the main town, and there are no public transports to get there, so you have to rent a car to visit Mykonos or rent a scooter (if you know already hot to drive it), or get a taxi.


The water is spotless and clear. It can be an excellent spot for snorkeling.

If you don't like a windy beach, I advise avoiding this one.


Located on the northeast side of the island, it can be windy most of the time, but in case the wind doesn't bother you, it could be a blessing so you won't feel too hot (in this case, please wear a lot of aloe vera sunscreen lotion to avoid to get burnt).


In case you are looking for accommodation around this beach, check out these hotels:

Villa Nautilia (Luxury Hotel)


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old port beach in Mykonos

5. Old Port Beach:


The old port beach is the beach in the main town of Chora. Some people enjoy their day on this beach after spending the morning strolling along the famous white alleys of Chora after making the most of their Greek souvenirs hunting, but I do not recommend it.


Plenty of boats are anchored in front of it, and it is pretty crowded all around from tourists exploring the town.


It is a lovely spot to take nice pictures, but there are many more beautiful and natural beaches around the island for sunbathing.


Hotels with Old Port Beach view:

Riva Suites (mid-range/high)



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6. Agios Stefanos Beach:


Agios Stefanos is a beach located near the new port of Mykonos, where you will arrive by ferry (unless you decide to fly direct to Mykonos).


It is well protected from winds, there are some beach clubs, and a part of it is free. Around this beach are some tavernas and bars to enjoy something local.

This is also a good spot for a drink or dinner at sunset because located on the island's west side.

You can get there by bus from the main town.


Hotels with Agios Stefanos Beach view:

Flaskos Suites (mid-range)


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7. Kalafati Beach:


Kalafati Beach is perfect for families because there are so many water sports available that you won't have a moment to get bored.


You can get there by bus from the main town. There are some beach clubs, bars, and restaurants to get an iced cold drink and delicious Greek food.


In case you are looking for accommodation around this beach, check out these hotels:


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8. Kalo Livadi Beach:


Kalo Livadi Beach is another beautiful beach where to spend a day swimming and snorkeling in crystal clear water, then sip a good cocktail while sunbathing.


There are some beach clubs with bars and restaurants and a live Dj so you won't get bored.

You can get there by bus from the main town.


In case you are looking for accommodation around this beach, check out these hotels:

Seaside Studios (mid-range)

Salty Houses (mid-range)

Pietra e Mare (mid-range)

 

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9. Megali Ammos Beach:


Megali Ammos is a beach close to the Chora of Mykonos, only 500 mt.


It has lovely sand and crystal clear water, but it can be pretty windy sometimes because it is located on the island's west side.


It is the perfect place to stay close to the main town and avoid catching a bus or a taxi.


Hotels near Megali Ammos Beach:

Boheme Mykonos (Luxury Hotel)

Tharroe of Mykonos (Luxury Hotel)



Most Famous Beaches in the South Side of Mykonos:


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10. Ornos Beach:


Ornos Beach is a lovely beach where to go if you have kids. It is pretty family-friendly, with many tavernas around it.


Ornos Beach is only 3 km from the main town, and you can reach it by bus or water taxi. It is located inside a bay, so there are no high waves, even in case of strong wind.


Hotels near Ornos Beach:

Mykonos Cactus (Mid-range Hotel)

Mykonos Blanc (Luxury Hotel)


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11. Agios Ioannis Beach:


Agios Ioannis is a more quiet beach but relatively small. There are two tavernas where to get a drink or have lunch.


Located only 5 km from the main town, you can get there by bus. Remember that a holiday in Greece is not complete without a fantastic boat tour, so check out one of the best Catamaran cruises in Mykonos with meals, drinks, and transport.


Hotels near Agios ioannis Beach:

Katikies Mykonos (Luxury Hotel)

Anax Resort & Spa (Luxury Hotel)

Hippie Chic Hotel (Mid-range Hotel)



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12. Psarou Beach:


I have been told to be the most exclusive beach in Mykonos. You will find many restaurants, water sports, some shops, and fantastic sand here.


It is located only 5 km from the main town. You can get there by bus or water taxi to Platis Gialos Beach.


Here you will find the famous Nammos Mykonos that offers all the comfort you need for a fabulous day at the beach.


Hotels near Psarou Beach:

Mykonos Drops (Luxury Hotel)

Psarou Blak Villa 2 (private Villa)


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13. Platis Gialos Beach:


Named the best beach of Mykonos by many, Platis Gialos Beach is a beach where you will find many restaurants, one mini-market in case you are looking for something cheap to eat or drink, and some beautiful hotels where to stay during your holiday in Mykonos.


This beach is located only 5 kilometers from the main town, and you can also get there by water taxi.


Hotels near Platis Gialos Beach:

Branco Mykonos (Luxury Hotel)

Petinos Beach Hotel (Mid-range Hotel)

Palladium Hotel (Luxury Hotel)

 
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14. Agia Anna Beach:


Agia Anna is a lovely beach; half has sunbeds while the other half is free. There are big rocks on both sides if you prefer to stay a bit far from the crowd or want to dive into the water.


There are some bars and restaurants where to have a drink or lunch while enjoying the beach view.


Hotels near Agia Anna Beach:

Case di Venia (mid-range)

Frankie's Sunrise Villa (private villa)


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15. Paraga Beach:


Paraga is another beautiful beach where to spend a day sunbathing and swimming. The water is so friendly and clean that you will jump in every 5 minutes. There are both sand and some rocks around it, where to spot some local fishes, perfect for snorkeling.


There are many places to get an iced coffee (my favorite in Greece, so refreshing) and eat Greek local food.

It is located 6 km from the main town, and you can get there by bus and water taxi.


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In the middle of this beautiful beach is one of the most famous beach clubs in Mykonos, the SantAnna Mykonos X Rose Beach.


I have been to this beach club, and it is the most beautiful place on a beach I have ever been to.

There is a live DJ and a big swimming pool with comfortable sunbeds. The restaurant prepares delicious sushi, pasta, local fish, and every kind of drink you can crave.


If you want to dine at one of the best restaurants in Mykonos with a sea view, don't miss reading my complete guide here.


On the west side of this beach, right on a hill, there is another famous Beach Club, the Scorpios. It is a fabulous place that recreates an ancient Agora, where people meet to spend a fantastic day.


The most incredible part of your day will be a magical sunset while sipping a good glass of wine. Also, don't forget to check out the best sunset cruise in Mykonos to get the most romantic experience of your vacation!


Hotels near Paraga Beach:

Zephyros (Budget Hotel)

Paraga View (budget)

Zephyros (mid-range)


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Paradise beach Club Mykonos

16. Paradise Beach:


Paradise Beach is a fabulous party beach in Mykonos, where to have fun, dance on the sand while sipping a cocktail. It is a bit quieter during the day (but the music can still be loud) while it gets much louder at sunset when all the party people start having real fun and dancing on the sunbeds.


Located 6 km from the main town, you can get there by bus or water taxi.


Hotels near Paradise Beach:

Tropicana Hotel (Budget Hotel)

Paradise View Hotel (Mid-range Hotel)


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17. Super Paradise Beach:


Super Paradise is the most gay-friendly beach on Mykonos (as I have been told), where you will find beach clubs and water sports.


The sand is terrific, the water is fantastic, and if you are looking for a bit of privacy far from the crowd, the area on each since of the beach is rocky, so you can find a nice spot to lay down or jump straight into the water.


You can get there by bus from the main town Fabrika Terminal every couple of hours and by water taxi. It is located 7 km from the main town.


On the right side of this beach is the most famous LGBTQ-friendly spot with pool and bay views. The Jackie O Beach Club is the perfect place to enjoy fabulous days drinking cocktails and having fun with a drag show at sunset.


Hotels near Super Paradise Beach:

Lyo Boutique Hotel (Luxury Hotel)

My Aktis (Luxury Hotel)

Nama Villas (Luxury Villas and Suites)

Super Paradise Hotel (Luxury Hotel)


 

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18. Agrari Beach:


Agrari is a tranquil beach where you can relax. There is a beach club on one side, and the other side of the beach is free. It is also gay and nudism friendly if you want a spot to get tan and show off as your mother made you.


I like this beach because it is not packed like the other ones. You will not have to walk right in front of the sunbeds for a nice walk on the shore.


There are no buses to get there. You will either have to rent a car or a scooter, get to Elia by boat and then have a 15-minute walk, or get a water taxi from one of the other beaches.


There is only one restaurant and nothing else around. This beach is located 10 km from the main town.


Hotels near Agrari Beach:

Sunrise Hotel & Suites (Mid-range Hotel)

Agrari Bo Suites (mid-range)


Pssst: Looking to taste the authentic driks and dishes in Mykonos?


Why not book an unmissable wine-tasting tour or a Cellar tour and beer tasting (yes, they brew a delicious beer in Mykonos), or a Myconian cooking class to learn how to cook your favorite Greek dishes once you will be back home?


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19. Elia Beach:


Elia is a very long beach on the island, where to spend a wonderful day.

It is also a gay and nudism-friendly beach if you want to tan every inch of your body.


This is a good spot if you plan to rent a car because many car parks are nearby.

It is located 11 km from the main town, and you can reach it by bus from the central city or by water taxi.



Hotels near Elia Beach:

Myconian Imperial (Luxury Hotel)

Katikies Villas Mykonos (private villas)



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