Relax and Enjoy One Of Mykonos beautiful beaches
Crystal clear water, long sandy beaches, comfortable loungers and cold cocktails…what else could I ask for? What better way to begin your vacations than to relax on a beach and enjoy the sun in one of Mykonos’ beautiful beaches. The options are countless as Mykonos is one of the few islands in which the visitor has the possibility of being in a different beach every few minutes with waters being crystal clear all around the island, making it impossible to choose the best beach. All the beaches are about 65, some of them you can go by the car and others only by the sea:
- Ftelia, to ride the waves! This is the place where fanatic windsurfers go, praying for North winds. When there is no wind, the place is perfect for swimming.
- Lia, for the thick sand. Family with children, nature lovers from all over the world, slender models with tiny bikinis and big group of friends: everyone goes to Lia, even though it is one of the most distant beached from Chora. And this is because it has thick sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters and is surrounded by rocks that make the scnery even more beautiful. On the beach you will find umbrellas, sun loungers, a beach bar and a scuba diving school.
- Panormos, with the fluffy sand. The most bohemian beach of Mykonos attracts Greeks and foreigners with a preference to tuffets, large cushions and warm fluffy sand rather than sun loungers. Throughout the beach’s long stretch, the sand is fine and the waters shallow and turquoise. Beach volley fans will adore it.
- Super Paradise, to have fun! This is the most famous with crystal-clear blue waters and fine golden sand. At Super Paradise you will enjoy refreshing daquiris and you will dance to the loud and rhythmic celebrities and wannabe stars. At Jackie’O Beach with the magnificent infinity pool you will learn all about the good life: Massage on the beach, fresh oysters and scallops at the Oyster Bar and Cuban cigars after dinner and restaurant. On the far end of the beach you will find the timeless Cavo Paradiso, hosting Greek and foreign DJ’s.
- Ornos, because it is a beach sheltered from the north wind! One of the most popular beaches of Mykonos, Ornos is located very close to Chora. Here flock those who do not have a vehicle to reach the more distant beaches, the guests of the area’s many hotels, but also anyone who enjoys good food, since many restaurants serve on the beach.
- Psarrou, for celebrity watching! It is the island’s most cosmopolitan beach, mentioned ardently in foreign magazines. Visitors require an elevated social status to get a table at Nammos while service on the sun loungers compares to that of five star hotels. Call a day in advance to reserve a sun lounger on Saturdays and Sundays.
- Paraga, to try some daring divers! Small but charming, Paraga beach is quite popular to the young crowd as well as the youth at heart! Almost all over the beach there are umbrellas and sun loungers and you will also find popular beach bars and restaurants that serve tasty food.
- Paradise, to experience the never-ending beach-fun! A hangout of the younger crowd, paradise beach remain synonymous to the Mykonian beach party. Less cosmopolitan than Super Paradise and obviously more relaxed, it offers to visitor thick sand, a multitude of bars and restaurants, rooms to let and camping. The loud music will follow you even while you swim!
- Kalafatis, for the watersports! Kalafatis beach is a true paradise for those who love watersports! Leaving aside the beloved classics you can initiate yourself to scuba diving on the Scuba Diving School that operates on the beach, giving lessons and take to you the most interesting spots of underwater Mykonos!
The options are countless whichever “scene” you prefer, either an organized beach with loud house music, waiters running around, cocktails and spacious loungers or remote romantic bays with a traditional tavern, Mykonos can cover your every need!
Explore Mykonos Town
Mykonos Town is a true gem of the Cycladic Island Complex, with picturesque sugar-cube shaped houses with royal blue window shutters, paved narrow streets and cobblestone maze-like alleys that create a postcard perfect picture of Greek architecture.
The most known alley in Mykonos is without doubt Matogianni Street. There is nothing you cannot find on this market, from luxury stores, international brands and jewelry stores to small shops full of handmade traditional souvenirs and works of art. All the shops, no matter how luxury or well-known brands are, all retain traditional Cycladic architecture, keeping the traditional style of the island.
At this area you will also find cozy cafes, bars, traditional taverns as it is Mykonos’ hotspot.
As you pass by the streets, you can stop and have a look at world renown designer boutiques, local designers, small shops with handmade souvenirs, visit the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos which is one of the oldest in Greece, located on the hill just above the port of Mykonos. The museum was built in the early years of the 20th century to house the finds from the excavations at Rinia. The building originally had neoclassic design but in repairs and additions of 1935 and 1970 took its Cycladic form with flat roofs. Taka a trip back to the past and visualize how Mykoneans used to live. Admire their famous pottery, the imposing statues and the extraordinary jewelries. And remember, that those years are in the past but the beauty of them remains until today.
Another great option is catching a movie at the open-air Cine Manto, located inside the Municipal Garden of Meletopoulos in Matoyianni. Set in a beautiful environment full of palm trees and cactuses, enjoy first worldwide released films and box-office productions under the beautiful Aegean Sky. Inside the cinema, there is also an old church and a café-restaurant which is open all day long with refreshments and drinks, breakfast or brunch menus and dinner.
Dinner and a movie under the beautiful night sky, what else can you ask for?
Last but not least, the windmills are considered to be one of the most famous markers of the Cyclades islands. In Mykonos, they are a landscape landmark as they appear above the sea, on the small hill southeast of Chora. They have a distinctive rounded shape, snow-white color and wooden pointed roof, features that make them ideal for the quite extreme winds of Mykonos. They were originally used for grain grinding, activity that has contributed to the island’s economic evolution. Nowadays, the windmills have no longer practical use. They exist as a symbol of Mykonos and an ornament to the island.
One Of The BEST Excursions In Mykonos Is To Delos Island
Enjoy a day trip at one of the most important archaeological sites of Greece, Delos Island, located very close to the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos. Delos was considered the holy island of ancient Greece, the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. It is an imposing place, with no vegetation but exceptionally brilliant and full with the remnants of ancient Greece.
One of the things that make Delos stand out, is that it is the only place in Greece where ancient private homes have been found in a wonderful state: temples, theaters, stadiums, gyms and other monumental structures and buildings have been discovered in many places. They are well-reserved, give us great perspective and vivid image of the architecture, indoor layout and decoration, water supply etc.
The whole island of Delos has been declared a World Heritage Site and is protected by UNESCO. Additionally, the European Economic Community and the Greek State undertook the funding for the huge project of preserving and restoring the monuments.
Daily trips to Delos can be arranged during your stay as part of a daily cruise. Enjoy a day in a private yacht, cruise to Delos and swim at the crystal-clear water of the neighboring Rhenia island, enjoy lunch at a traditional Greek Tavern and make everlasting memories of your vacations in Mykonos!