beaches in Mykonos

Mykonos is one of the hippest and most attractive of the Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. With its unique landscapes, hip cafés and restaurants and super hot parties, Mykonos is swamped with young party people, influencers and of course just travellers looking to spend an awesome holiday on a beautiful island. The turquoise warm water and white sandy beaches are perfect for a relaxing beach holiday.

With so many amazing beaches to choose from all around the coast, it’s hard to choose the best ones. But don’t worry, we’ll help you find the 5 most beautiful beaches in Mykonos!

Don't miss out on a beach party!
Don’t miss out on a beach party!

Platys Gialos Beach

Yes, Platys Gialos is one of the most famous beaches in Mykonos and can’t miss on the list of the 5 most beautiful beaches in Mykonos. The close proximity (5km) to Mykonos town as well as the long sandy beach in front of the turquoise waters are the reasons why Platys Gialos Beach is one of the favourite beaches among travelers in Mykonos!

There are loads of hotels and restaurants just in front of the beach, making it perfect for those travellers looking to not only spend a day at the beach but also want to have a delicious lunch or some fresh drinks. It’s perfect if you like to be among people and still enjoy the beach! You can admire Platys Gialos Beach also from the sea, like on this full day boat tour in Mykonos.

Why not join a boat trip?
Why not join a boat trip?

Paraga Beach

Paraga Beach is also one of the paradisiacal beaches, not far away from Mykonos town and very popular amongst tourists and locals. Back in the 70s, it was very popular amongst Hippies, due to the unique and beautiful sandy beach and the rocks in the middle, making the beach look even more special. Even today you can still do nude sunbathing at this beach.

In summer, Paraga Beach is one of the hotspots for beach parties among young and stylish travellers from all over the world. The parties at Paraga Beach are legendary, and the setting is simply the best! It’s one of the 5 most beautiful beaches in Mykonos for those looking for a laid-back place where you can also party and meet loads of new people!

Paraga was very popular amongst Hippies in the 70s
Paraga was very popular amongst Hippies in the 70s

Fokos Beach

For those of you looking for a more quiet beach to relax and not be disturbed by too many tourists, Fokos Beach is a good place to go! Fokos is not one of those perfectly organised beaches where you are sharing the place together with the crazy crowd of Mykonos town. Instead, you have a nice stretch of sand, some pebbles in between and of course the crystal-clear waters.

Fokos Beach is perfect for families looking for a quiet corner on the island. But also nudists will find all the freedom they want on Fokos Beach since it has turned into a naturist beach over the past couple of years. The beautiful scenery is definitely worth a visit and thus one of the 5 most beautiful beaches in Mykonos.

Hard to choose, so here's some help to pick some beaches in Mykonos
Hard to choose, so here’s some help to pick some beaches in Mykonos

Agios Ioannis Beach

Agios Ioannis Beach in Mykonos is a great spot at the south-west coast of the island. From here, you have an amazing view of the historical island of Delos. You can easily get here by bus from Mykonos town to enjoy the soft sand and the warm, clear waters in front of the sea. At Agios Ioannis, you have some hotels and restaurants just around the beach as well to enjoy some food and cold drinks in between your sunbathing!

Since you can easily get into the calm waters at this beach, it’s perfect and very safe for families with small children! And if you would like to go on a fun day out on the sea on your private catamaran, this full-day private catamaran tour in Mykonos with a delicious BBQ starts right in front of this beautiful beach!

Refresh with a dive!
Refresh with a dive!

Merchia Beach

Merchia Beach is another one of those absolute secret spots among the 5 most beautiful beaches in Mykonos. If you’re looking for a really quiet spot without any distraction at all, Merchia Beach is the place for you! It is in the North-East of the island, and there is not much infrastructure all around – so make sure to bring enough water and something to eat!

Merchia Beach is not your typical sandy beach like all the beaches in the South of Mykonos. Instead, you will find a rather pebbled ground, no hotels around and therefore not many people. If you want to escape the crowds completely for a day, it’s the perfect place to find peace and quiet! This one is one of the 5 most beautiful beaches in Mykonos due to its serenity and emptiness!

If you have a rental car or a scooter during your holidays in Mykonos, why not explore all of the 5 most beautiful beaches in Mykonos? This way you have many different impressions of the island, and can enjoy it to the fullest! We hope you have a lot of fun doing so!

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