Mykonos beaches are famous all over the world for their golden sand and the crystal waters. Mykonos is among the most popular tourist destinations in Greece, most Mykonos beaches have many tourist facilities, from seaside accommodation to beach bars, restaurants and water sports centres.
The best beaches in Mykonos are found on the southern coast, which get extremely overcrowded during peak season. Paradise Beach and Super Paradise Beach are famous as the best party beaches in Greece. The north coast beaches are less developed but just as beautiful. They are less organized and less crowded and most suitable for those in search of a bit of calm.
Here are 5 of the most famous sandy beaches in Mykonos:
Psarou Beach is famous for attracting celebrities and VIPs from all over the world. It is a beautiful organized sandy beach with clear waters, attracting thousands of visitors during summer. Water sports facilities such as scuba diving are available at Psarou. The beach is located at 5 km from the island's capital and is reachable by local bus. Nammos Restaurant, set right on the shore, is the place to be for a hip and trendy evening in Mykonos.
Platis Gialos is one of the most popular beaches of the island of Mykonos, filling with thousands of people during summer time attracted by the golden sand and the wonderful turquoise crystalline waters. Platis Gialos is a fully organized beach, with many hotels lined in front of the beach. Quite a nice, long beach, offering sun beds, umbrellas, water sports facilities and many restaurants and bars. You can enjoy a drink on the beach on loungers with seats and table. It is reachable by local bus leaving every half an hour from the capital.
Located some 6 km south east of Mykonos Town, Super Paradise Beach is the ultimate 'fun in the sun' party beach attracting the younger crowd. It is a nude tolerant beach with specific "nudists only" spots. There are no hotels on the shores of Super Paradise which is lined with restaurants and disco bars. The Beach Club is normally packed with clubbers, jet-setters, models and VIPs.
Paradise Beach is located between Paranga Beach and Super Paradise Beach. The majority of people on the beach are young, making it suitable for honeymooners. Water sports facilities and a diving centre are available in Paradise Beach. At Paradise Beach the fun starts early, the famous Tropicana club parties that have made history in Mykonos start at 4:30 pm in the afternoon and continue until late at night.
For anyone looking for adventure and excitement, this is the beach for you. The north end has snorkeling and scuba diving rentals, for those who want to explore the submarine splendors of the Mediterranean, while further to the South, you can rent windsurfing and kite surfing equipment, as well as kayaks, jetskis, and more from the Water Action hut. The nearby Thalassa restaurant provides succulent fresh fish cooked in Greek style and offers beautiful views.