Despite the island's party reputation, Mykonos offers a wide variety of beaches with something for everyone. Families appreciate the well-equipped, sheltered beaches with safe, shallow waters. Couples enjoy the romance of secluded beaches, and celebrities even have a go-to restaurant at the island's most fashionable beach.
The most popular beaches of Mykonos Island are on the southern coast. These lively beaches have great facilities and restaurants; they also tend to get very crowded during summertime. The northern coast of Mykonos has more remote beaches with fewer amenities.
Plan your time along the beautiful coastline with our list of the best beaches on Mykonos Island.
Many restaurants, beautiful sand, some watersports, and a little shopping. The most exclusive beach on Mykonos. Located 5 km southeast of Mykonos Town. The closest bus and water taxi stops are a short walk away at Platis Gialos Beach.
A beautiful beach with lovely surroundings and many tavernas. The most family-friendly beach on Mykonos. The westernmost beach along the water-taxi route. Located 3 km south of Mykonos Town.
Platis Gialos Beach
The best beach on Mykonos. Lively, wide, and beautiful with many restaurants, several hotels, a mini-market, and direct buses to Mykonos Town. Located about 5 km southeast of Mykonos Town and on the water taxi route that goes to Super Paradise and other beaches.
Paraga is very busy but beautiful. Several places to eat and drink. Direct bus from Mykonos Town to Paraga. Located along the water-taxi route. Located 6 km southeast of Mykonos Town.
The longest beach on Mykonos. In high season there are 5 or 6 buses a day from Mykonos Town to Elia. Elia is the easternmost stop along the water taxi route that connects to many southern beaches. Lots of parking here if you have a rental car. Located 11 km southeast of Mykonos Town.
A young lively party-beach with many bars spilling out onto the sand. After the sun goes down the party gets wilder. Buses go directly from Mykonos Town to Paradise Beach, and the beach is located along the water-taxi route. Paradise Beach was once the most popular gay beach but is now largely straight. Located 6 km south of Mykonos Town.
Super Paradise Beach
A small beach with plenty of activity and 2 or 3 beach bars. No direct buses but there are small boats from Platis Gialos and Paradise Beach to Super Paradise Beach. Probably the most gay-friendly beach on Mykonos. Located along the water-taxi route. Located 7 km southeast of Mykonos Town.
Agios Ioannis Beach
A beautiful quiet (but narrow) beach. Two tavernas/beach clubs and direct buses in high season to Mykonos Town. Located 5 km south of Mykonos Town.
Beautiful beach that’s quiet and has great swimming. Also a good snorkeling beach. No public transit. Located 14 km east of Mykonos Town.
A quiet and secluded beach. There are no tourist facilities here but there is an amazing taverna just off the beach. The taverna is worth a trip in itself. No public buses come to Fokos – you’ll need to get here by private transportation. Located 13 km northeast of Mykonos Town.
Those were our picks for this blog post we hope you find helpful during your plan to visit the beautiful Mykonos Island, also remember during your stay in Mykonos you can always reach out to us through our contact page and we can help you to arrange anything in case you get stuck anywhere.
Meanwhile don't forget to keep yourselves safe as you enjoy your vacations in Mykonos.