Updated: October 22, 2016
What are the best beaches on Mykonos?
500 meters south of Mykonos Town (Chora). Nice sand and swimming but can be windy. It’s an easy walk from the Chora. Joanna’s Nikos Taverna is on the beach and very good.
Recommended Hotels: Grand Beach Hotel (luxury) • Poseidon Hotel Suites (moderate) • Hotel Adonis (good budget hotel)
5 km south of Mykonos Town. A beautiful quiet (but narrow) beach. 2 tavernas and direct buses in high season to Mykonos Town.
Recommended Hotels: Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort (luxury) • Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa (luxury) • Manoula’s Mykonos Beach Resort (moderate)
3 km south of the Chora. It’s a beautiful beach with lovely surroundings and many tavernas. The most family-friendly beach on Mykonos.
Recommended Hotels: Santa Marina Resort & Villas (luxury) • Kivotos Luxury Boutique Hotel (luxury)
5 km southeast of Mykonos Town. Many restaurants and beautiful sand. The most trendy beach on Mykonos.
Recommended Hotels: Mykonos Blu (luxury)
5 km southeast of Mykonos Town. A wide beautiful beach with many restaurants. There’s a mini-market and direct buses to Mykonos Town. This is where you catch the water-taxi to Super Paradise and other beaches.
Recommended Hotels: Myconian Ambassador Hotel & Spa (luxury) • Nissaki Boutique Hotel (luxury) • Petinos Beach Hotel (moderate) • Petasos Beach Resort & Spa (moderate)
6 km southeast of Mykonos Town. Paraga is very busy but beautiful. Several places to eat and drink. Direct bus from Mykonos Town to Paraga.
Recommended Hotels: Zephyros (budget – the only hotel right at Paraga) • San Giorgio (moderate – half way between Paraga and Paradise Beach)
6 km south of Mykonos Town. A young lively party-beach with many bars spilling out onto the sand. After the sun goes down the party just gets louder. Buses go directly from Mykonos Town to Paradise Beach. Paradise Beach was once the most popular gay beach but is now largely straight.
Recommended Hotels: Paradise View Hotel
7 km southeast of Mykonos Town. 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. There are no hotels on Super Paradise Beach.
10 km southeast of Mykonos Town. Very quiet and secluded with good sand. There is no bus from Mykonos Town to Agrari so it’s bus to Elia and then walk 15 minutes. There’s 1 restaurant at Agrari. You’ll want a rental car if you stay here.
Recommended Hotels: Sunrise Hotel & Suites (moderate)
11 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. There is also a boat from Platis Gialos to Elia. Lots of parking here if you have a rental car.
Recommended Hotels: Myconian Imperial Resort & Villas (luxury) • Greco Philia Luxury Suites & Villas (luxury) • Arte & Mare Luxury Suites & Spa (luxury) • Villa Maria Boutique Apartments
14 km east of Mykonos Town. Beautiful beach that’s quiet and has great swimming. Also a good snorkeling beach. No public transit. The small La Luna taverna is here and has wonderful Greek and Italian food.
13 km northeast 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.