The Greek island of Mykonos is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. Mykonos is renowned for its blend of lively European nightlife, ancient culture and beautiful beaches. There are beaches to suit every holiday-maker, and we have selected the best that Mykonos has to offer.
Best Beaches for Couples
Mykonos isn’t all about all-night partying and booze-fuelled boat cruises, it has a romantic and relaxed side to it that is ideal for visiting with your loved one. Whether you have been with them for a while or you’re simply enjoying a holiday romance, there is no better place to get in the mood for love than on a pristine Greek beach (cliché sunset optional).
The best beaches for couples looking for quiet seclusion include Elia Beach (clothing-optional) and Agio Sostis. Although if you go exploring you may find small beaches that are completely empty. The North of the island is typically much quieter than the South.
Best Gay-Friendly Beaches
Greece is a notoriously gay-friendly country and Mykonos is one of the most popular choices in Europe for gay travellers. As well as a vibrant gay nightlife, there are several beaches that are predominantly gay. Super Paradise and Elia are two of the best choices, as well as a small unnamed beach that is situated between the two.
Super Paradise is probably the most famous gay beach in Europe. This clothing-optional beach is accessible by water taxi from Paradise Beach and is divided into gay and heterosexual corners.
Best Beaches for Watersports
Not everyone is simply interested in topping up their tan and sipping on cocktails while on holiday. If you prefer an action-packed trip then visit some of Mykonos’ best beaches for watersports. Watersports are very popular in Greece, with some of the activities you’ll find available including scuba diving, pedal boats, waterskiing, jet skiing and windsurfing.
Psarou Beach is considered to be one of the best for watersports and also has a tempting beach bar for when you need to unwind at the end of the day. Other beaches that are good for watersports include: Platis Gialos Beach, Agios Stephanos Beach and Kalafatis Beach (renowned for its calm waters).
Best Beaches for Parties
A huge number of visitors to Mykonos are looking for a good time that involves a lot more partying than it does relaxing. Mykonos holds some of the world’s best beach parties, some of which run throughout the day and night for the hardcore party-goer.
The famous Paradise Beach attracts a large number of young people to its regular beach parties. The nearby Super Paradise Beach is equally as popular and has a wide range of bars and nightclubs to choose from.
Best Beaches for Families
If you’re travelling to Mykonos with the whole family you probably want to avoid the booze-fuelled party atmosphere you’ll find at some of the other beaches favoured by the younger crowd. One of the most popular family beaches in Mykonos is Platis Gialos Beach, which offers stunning crystal clear water and a long stretch of golden sand; however it can get very crowded during the summer months. You’ll find a range of watersports and other facilities that are suitable for the whole family.
Been to Mykonos? What was your favorite beach?