The Top 5 Beaches of Mykonos

The iconic island of Mykonos attracts a diverse crowd every summer. Described as a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades, Mykonos offers a cosmopolitan setting where both celebrities and couples and families can find something that caters to their summer holiday enjoyment.

The 5 popular beaches featured are situated on the southern coast of the island which is more protected from the winds. They are within walking distance from each other and offer something for everyone, from the party scene and exclusive beach services to water sports to the privacy of a quiet beach.

Psarou beach  Photo Credit: jojo


is one of Mykono’s most famous beaches, drawing in local and international celebrities and is always very crowded in summer. This is where you come to see and be seen. You can enjoy the VIP beach services which include loungers, umbrellas, towels and refreshments, and you can have breakfast, lunch or dinner in any of the hotels and café bars along the seafront, or enjoy the fresh local seafood prepared by famous chefs at the famous beach bar restaurant Nammos. Water sports include jet skiing and motor boarding and by joining the diving school, you can earn your scuba diving certificate.

Platys Gialos

is home to some of the best hotels with frequent bus service to Mykonos Town. It is also a point of departure for boats that serve as water taxis to almost all the beaches. It is a fully organized beach and ideal for families with its shallow crystal clear waters and hotels along the sandy beach. It provides water sports, scuba diving, yacht trips around Mykonos and fishing out to sea. There are many restaurants providing different cuisines.

Agia Anna Photo Credit: Julien Maury

Agia Anna

located between Platys Gialos and Paraga is quiet and relaxing without the big crowds and noise. Its crystal clear waters offer great opportunity for snorkeling and diving. It has a tavern, sun beds and umbrellas and large rocks where you can sit and sun yourself.


is one of the more popular beaches with its restaurants and bars. It is home to Skorpios, one of the best spots for watching the sunset, food and partying. Paraga headland separates into two sandy beaches, the south one calmer while the north side is fully organized with taverns.

Paradise Beach  Photo Credit: sk


is the famous party beach, filled with bars that are open day and night. It is considered that Paradise beach essentially brought in tourism to the island back in the 1970’s. It is full of bars and restaurants and summer parties start in mid-afternoon and last until sunrise. Up on the hill overlooking the beach is Cavo Paradise Club, one of the most popular nightspots of the island, attracting international DJs in summer.

The crystal clear waters and sandy beaches are the main highlight of these 5 beaches which provide you with the choice of whether you want a quiet, relaxing time or are geared up to party till the early hours. Their proximity to one another makes for long leisurely walks, following the coastal footpaths between them.

Cover picture credits: Joe deSousa