Mykonos is one of a small handful of elite, premier cosmopolitan destinations for beach life worldwide. For a small island of just 33sqm of land, it has an incredible selection of gorgeous Mykonos beaches to choose from.
We have divided the beaches in Mykonos into two categories: Family Friendly and Party Goers!
PARTY GOERS MYKONOS BEACHES AND CLUBS
Super Paradise Beach
Super Paradise Beach is one of the most famous beaches on the island of Mykonos.
Located on the south coast of the island, it’s the meeting point for party goers on the island. It was one of the first Mykonos beaches to be developed and is also one of the most naturally beautiful beaches in Greece. The waters are crystal clear, and the sand is soft and golden.
Super Paradise Beach Club is one of the most famous clubs on the island and also LGBT friendly. It is only open in the summer months and has plenty of entertainment in the form of dancers and live entertainment. It is also a great people watching spot.
At the same beach one may also visit the Jackie O Beach Club, the sister of the well-known LGBT club in Chora. Jackie O beach club is quite unique offering fabulous music, excellent food, trendy music, unforgettable drag shows and great cocktails. The drag show starts each day at 6.00pm and offers a truly memorable experience!
Paradise beach is another one of Mykonos iconic beaches. It is located 6 kilometers south of the capital Chora and close to Super Paradise and Paranga Beach on the south coast. Paradise is extremely vibrant and famous for its party scene at the Tropicana Beach Bar and Restaurant. The club comes to life each day at 4pm with music and dancing that is off the charts.
The beach is well organised with beach umbrellas and loungers and there is also an excellent diving and water sports facility on Paradise Beach.
Cavo Paradiso is another very popular party club, at walking distance from Paradise Beach. It is on the cliff top above the beach. Every year the club has an impressive lineup of visiting international and well-known DJ’s and artists. It is one of the most impressive music venues on the island and has several stages which totally respect the natural surroundings. This is where you can dance the night away whilst appreciating the wild beauty of Mykonos.
Paraga Beach is located to the west of Paradise beach on the south coast of the island. The beach itself comprises of a combination of two sandy beaches which are separated with a rock in the middle. It is roughly a 10-minute drive from Chora and is characterized by the amazing views of Paros, Naxos and ancient Delos.
Scorpios Beach Club is located on the hillside above Paraga Beach and is the most famous club of the beach. Although it’s the newest on the island, it has fast become one of the hip places to visit and be seen, whilst you are in Mykonos.
It has a boho chic and very artistic style to it. The restaurant at Scorpios is outstanding and if you are a food lover, we highly recommend you take a visit. They take food very seriously here and offer the best and freshest organically produced food possible. The menu is primarily Mediterranean cuisine with a emphasis on vegetarian and health. Eating at Scorpios is always a special event to enjoy over long leisurely lunches and dinner with friends and family.
The beach club is the perfect place to retreat to if you are looking for a day of solitude. The sun beds which are super comfortable and luxurious are laid out over three levels on the cliff side. The cabanas are wooden and blend beautifully with the natural surroundings.
Kalo Livadi beach
Kalo Livadi Beach is another of the south coast beaches and is located roughly halfway between Paraga Beach and Lia Beach, in the middle of the south coast of Mykonos.
It is one of the longest beaches on the island and well known for its facilities and calm waters, beautiful sands and natural beauty.
Some of the best restaurants and bars include Nice N Easy and Solymar.
Solymar Beach Club is a vibrant party beach and a favourite hangout for regular visitors of the island, located at the eastern end of Kalo Livadi Beach and is one of the original and most cosmopolitan beach bars and restaurants on the island.
The restaurant is excellent and offers Mediterranean cuisine with an ethnic and Asian fusion touch. Solymar really comes alive by the afternoon when they regularly have well known visiting DJ’s and live music.
FAMILY FRIENDLY BEACHES
Lia Beach is the most easterly located beach on the South coast of Mykonos, 14 kilometers from Chora. It is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island with lovely calm waters and a golden sandy beach. Lia is one of the beaches we recommend for families and people who are looking for a quieter day. There are rocks on either side of the beach making Lia beach a great spot for both snorkeling and diving.
Lia beach also has an excellent restaurant called Liasti where you can get some excellent
Agios Stefanos Beach
Agios Stefanos Beach is one of the favourite family friendly and peaceful beaches.
It is just 3 kilometers from Chora and one of the closest beaches to the town. It is located north of Tourlos, the new port.
It is a great choice of beach in the shoulder months, as it is well protected from the winds.
There are several restaurants and tavernas on the beach as well as a variety of water sport facilities.
Platis Gialos Beach
Platis Gialos Beach is a busy and very popular beach on Mykonos. It is also the oldest fully serviced beach on the island. It is a great family friendly beach located just 4.5 kilometers from Chora on the south coast.
During the season, there is a variety of water sports on offer. Physically it is a beautiful beach with calm turquoise water and golden sands. There are many hotels and restaurants lined in front of the beach, but it is possible to rent sun beds and umbrellas if you are just visiting for the day. There are regular taxi boats from different parts of the island going to Platis Gialos beach as well as a local bus.
Ornos Beach is the closest beach to Chora, located on the south coast and just 2.5 kilometers from the capital. It is one of the best family friendly beaches on the island but because of its location can be very busy in high season.
Despite its busyness, it is a stunningly beautiful beach with clear calm waters, golden sands and very little wind. The beach also has an excellent diving school as well as a school for water skiing and windsurfing. There are several hotels and restaurants overlooking the beach.
Kalafatis Beach is probably the most active beach on the island of Mykonos and is the go-to place if you love water sports.
Kalafatis beach is located on the south east coast and is 14 kilometers from Chora. It is windier here than most other beaches and therefore a great spot for surfers. There are also facilities for beach volleyball, scuba diving, snorkeling, jet skiing and windsurfing
Agios Sostis Beach
Agios Sostis Beach is located on the northern part of the island and is also one of the quietest beaches. Not only is it one of the most beautiful spots, it is unspoiled and perfect for swimming with calm waters and crystal-clear waters
We highly recommend a visit to Agios Sostis if you are looking for a quiet and tranquil day whilst on vacation. The beach is 250 meters long and there are several walking paths close by. It is best to avoid Agios Sostis if there are strong winds blowing.
Panormos Beach is another of the beaches located on the northern side of Mykonos and is just 5 kilometers from Chora. It is a calm and secluded beach and tends to be much quieter than its south coast counterparts.
Agios Ioannis Beach
Agios Ioannis Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on Mykonos. It is located on the south west of the island and is 4.8 kilometers from Chora. There are only a limited number of beach beds for hire so if you are planning on spending the day here; it is wise to go early. The sand on the beach is golden and soft and the waters are very blue and crystal clear.
There is an excellent restaurant called Hippie Fish which is famous for its sea food.
Houlakia Beach is a pebble beach located on the northern side of Mykonos just 4 kilometers north of Mykonos Town. This is not one of the best swimming spots on the island, but it is one of the best places to enjoy a Mykonos Sunset. For this reason alone, we highly recommend a visit.
Whatever your style is, find your favorite beach, pack up your towels, a bottle of sunscreen and a big hat and jump into the fun of Mykonos beaches!