The Best Hotels at Elia Beach, Mykonos

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Updated: August 12, 2021
By Santorini Dave

Elia beach is beautiful, long, and less commercialized than other Mykonos beaches.

Beautiful Elia Beach is the longest in Mykonos, with a great restaurant and less commerce than other popular beaches on the island.

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Staying in Elia

Elia Beach is 11 km southeast of Mykonos Town in a large open bay that can get windy. It’s the longest beach on Mykonos, with less commerce in the general area than many other beaches. There is one main restaurant and bar on the beach which is very popular and well known, plus a handful of water sports options for hire. Additionally, there are some smaller coves to be explored along the rocky hillside found at the southern end of the beach, including one area that is clothing optional. The bus stop is located at the entrance to the beach parking lot, and Elia is the last stop on the Mykonos water taxi.

Elia Beach Information

  • Location: 11 km east of Mykonos Town and next to Agrari beach
  • Parking: Free parking in lot at beach
  • Bus: 1-minute walk from bus stop in the parking lot

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4 Best Hotels in Elia

1. Greco Philia

Hotel phone: +30 22890 72038
Boutique cliffside hotel with individually-designed contemporary suites and villas offering magnificent sea views. The luxurious accommodations are tastefully decorated and feature patios/balconies. Many come with jacuzzis, private pools, or both. The large pool features a deck with lots of sunloungers and sea views. There’s a full-service spa with two treatment rooms; most services are offered in-room. The restaurant offers an excellent traditional Greek menu using fresh seafood and vegetables from the kitchen garden and the poolside bar serves great cocktails. The hotel is just a 5-minute walk from the beach.
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2. Myconian Villa Collection

Hotel phone: +30 22890 76000
5-star resort with luxurious and spacious rooms, suites, and villas. Some rooms and all suites and villas feature jacuzzis or private pools. Freestanding villas offer two to six bedrooms and private pools, and are great for groups of up to fourteen. Amenities include two restaurants, a pool bar, an opulent full-service spa with indoor heated pool, a gym with yoga and pilates, a large saltwater infinity pool and sundeck with superb views of the beach and sea, a private section with sunbeds on the beach just five minutes away, and a complimentary beach shuttle. The service is superlative and guests can use the facilities at all four sister properties steps away.
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3. Katikies Villas

Hotel phone: +30 22894 48300
Luxurious pet-friendly property offering one, two, and three-bedroom villas with private pools and magnificent sea views. Each spacious and multi-level villa is modern and chic, and features King beds, separate living room, fully-equipped kitchen, and a large fully-furnished terrace with pool. There’s 24-hour in-villa dining from an extensive Greek and Mediterranean menu, complimentary airport/port transfers, complimentary private parking, and complimentary transfers to and from Katikies Mykonos property where guests can use all the facilities. The hotel is just 1 km (15-minute walk) from the beach.
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4. Myconian Imperial

Hotel phone: +30 22890 79500
Luxurious beachfront hotel with spacious and airy accommodations and magnificent water views. Most of the trendy rooms and suites can sleep up to three adults and feature jacuzzis or privates pools. Dining options include two restaurants, a sushi bar, and two bars. The huge sundeck has two large saltwater pools, a jacuzzi, and a children’s splash area. The full-service spa is opulent and features a heated indoor pool and a fully-equipped gym with yoga and pilates. The hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle to Mykonos Town, complimentary port/airport transfers, and complimentary sunbeds.
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Elia Beach Photos

beach view

A great beach to enjoy an afternoon.

Greco Philia Hotel on hillside

Perfect for a long walk along the water’s edge. The excellent Greco Philia Hotel is visible on the hillside above.

Elia Beach bay

Elia Beach Bay.

clear water

Gorgeous waters.

rocky hillside

The rocky hillside above the beach.


The lifeguard station.

jet skis

Jet skis and other water sports rental are available.

boat dock

The boat dock for water sports and the Mykonos water taxi.

Elia restaurant

Elia Restaurant on the beach has great food. There are not many options for dining at this beach.

Elia Restaurant

The open air restaurant faces directly out onto the beach.

ATM machine

The ATM on the parking lot side of Elia Restaurant.

parking lot

There’s a large, free parking lot at the beach.

scooter parking

Scooter parking in the free lot at the beach.

bus stop loading

The Elia Beach bus stop is in the parking lot.

There’s a great walking path through the rocks along the hillside above the beach.

nude beach

Clothing optional or nude beach tucked into a little cove.

sun beds

Sun beds along the central part of the beach.

beach boardwalk

The boardwalk from the restaurant to sun bed area.

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