One of the top destinations in Greece, this island is famous for the vivid nightlife and the gorgeous beaches. Geographically located on the northern side of the Cyclades, almost in the centre of the Aegean Sea, Mykonos is the ultimate holiday place for all ages and preferences, especially for youth looking for all day and night entertainment. Many private yachts and cruises also arrive in Mykonos Greece almost daily in summer, creating a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Things not to miss on the island are the fantastic beaches on the south, the sunset from Little Venice, the view from the windmills and a night out in Mykonos Town. Mykonos holidays are often combined with holidays to Santorini and other Cycladic islands.
Mykonos has two villages, Chora and Ano Mera. Chora is the most popular spot on the island and the centre of all activities in summer. It stands out for its picturesque architecture and the tourist facilities. Ano Mera is, however, a small and quiet village that doesn't get that frequented as Chora.
Super Paradise Mykonos: Super Paradise Beach is located right next to Paradise Beach and is reachable by taxi-boat (regular boat services are available from Platis Yialos) and local bus. It is considered as one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Mykonos Super Paradise is less organized than neighboring Paradise and has beautiful crystalline waters and soft golden sand. Super Paradise is the most famous homosexual beach of Greece, attracting homos and heterosexuals from all over the world. Due to its popularity, Super Paradise Beach can get very crowded during peak season.
Paradise Mykonos: Paradise beach Mykonos is located between Paranga Beach and Super Paradise Beach and is reachable by a footpath from Platis Yialos, by bus or by taxi-boat. The famous Paradise beach is a nice, flat beach. There are a number of popular bars and the majority of people on the beach are youngish. Nudists also frequent this beach. Water sports facilities and a diving centre are available in Paradise Beach. A fully organized camping is located behind the beach. The famous Cavo Paradiso which is a large complex working like a night club, containing a pool, a restaurant and a beach bar, is located on a hill, above the beach. By night, Paradise Beach transforms into a huge club with music and people dancing on the sand and the rocks until dawn.
Elia Mykonos: Elia is located next to Elia and the two of them are forming a huge sandy beach, 10 kilometres from the capital. Elia is the longest sandy beach of Mykonos, fully organized, offering a wide choice of taverns and bars as well as water sports facilities such as water-skiing, parasailing and windsurfing. Elia is the last stop on the caique (traditional fishing boat used as taxi boat) so slightly quieter. Lots of nudists come here. It is a quiet beach unlike Paradise, Super Paradise and others. There is a nice view to the left up the hill, enjoy the traditional Cycladean houses.
Kalo Livadi Mykonos: Kalo Livadi is one of the longest beaches in Mykonos and quite popular for the facilities and the parties. It is found between Kalafatis and Elia beach, located 10 km from Mykonos Town and 2 km from Ano Mera. The vast beauty of the exotic waters and the idyllic setting mark the landscape of this beach. It is well-organized with many umbrellas and sundecks available for your comfort under the hot sun, the ideal destination for people who wish to spend some days away from the noisy crowd. Everyone can find space to lay their towel in the sand. Many families tend to visit Kalo Livadi due to the shallow and clean waters and the quiet atmosphere. There are various types of accommodation around the beach as well as great taverns.
Platis Gialos Mykonos: Platis Yialos is one of the most popular beaches of the island, 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. Here many people walk straight down to the beach from their rooms. 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. From Platis Gialos, regular taxi-boats go to the beaches of the southern coast which are Paranga, Agrari, Elia, Paradise and Super Paradise.
Paranga Mykonos: Paranga Beach is a combination of two sandy beaches separating by a headland and forming a large beach. The southern beach is the calmer, while the northern one is fully organised and lined by many taverns playing music. Paranga beach can be reached by bus, by a 15 minute walk from Platis Yialos or by one of the frequent taxi-boats going to Super Paradise Beach.
Agios Ioannis Mykonos: Considered being the most beautiful beach of the island's south-west coast, Agios Ioannis has soft sand and crystalline blue waters. From there, one can enjoy an amazing view over the island of Delos. A good place to get away from it all. Not too close to the town to be packed so a good place to enjoy a smallish beach.
Glyfadi Mykonos: Glyfadi is a small beach on the south western side of the island, in close distance to Agios Ioannis and Ormos. This small beach is partly sandy and partly pebbled and it is much quieter than the famous beaches of Mykonos. It is mostly frequented by families and in the surrounding region, there are lots of luxurious summer houses and hotels. There are no bars or taverns on the beach, but there are few sunbeds and umbrellas. The close rocks are good for snorkeling.