Mykonos Island has many good beaches that great for families, couples, or windsurfers. Some of the beaches are relatively remote to tourists, meaning that they are not accessible via public transportation. Other beaches in Mykonos are relatively easy to get to. Although Mykonos is one of the more popular Greek Islands, you’ll find quiet peaceful beaches as well as those that are crowded and in well-developed areas.
Here’s a hint. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing beach away from the crowds, try visiting Panormos Beach; you have to use a private car to get there, but it’s white sandy beach where the high-brow people hang out. There are no beach chairs and umbrellas there, unfortunately. But if you are looking for that here are a few of the more popular beaches.
1. Agia Anna Beach
Agia Anna Beach is south of Naxos Town on Mykonos Island. It is a small family beach with lounges, umbrellas, and bar services. This subdued beach is not glamorous, but it is fun. There are bars, restaurants and plenty of hotels and studios to rent around the beach.
2. Ornos Beach
Ornos Beach is just a few miles from the town of Mykonos. Like Agia Anna, this beach also has its share of bars, restaurants, accommodations, and shops, there are also nearby supermarkets in this touristy beach town.
3. Elia Beach
Elia Beach is a white sandy beach near the town of Ano Mera. This beach is also in a well-developed area with restaurants, accommodations, and stores.
4. Beach at Aghios Ioannis
This small beach is accessible by bus from the town of Mykonos. The setting houses several luxury boutique hotels, but visitors will also find a selection of inexpensive options, hotels, villas, and apartments. Aghios Ioannis Beach appeared in the 1989 movie, Shirley Valentine, a drama/comedy.
5. Super Paradise Beach
Super Paradise Beach probably should be called, Super Party Beach. This beach is known for having a party atmosphere, and nudity is accepted. This is a good-time, lively beach, so if you are not ready for a party, this one’s probably not for you.