Greece, best known for its historical landmarks and advanced art and architecture, is regarded as the home of mountains and islands. There are about 6000 islands present, among which a few really stand out for their extraordinary beauty and splendid services. Mykonos Island is one such and is popular for some of the most glamorous beaches that are loved and remembered for their resplendent waters and tranquil atmospheres.
Described below is all you need to know about the five most famous beaches hosted at Mykonos, so you wouldn’t miss a chance to indulge in some of the finest attractions, guaranteed for great holidays:
The Psarou Beach
Located just 5 kilometers from Mykonos Town, the Psarou beach is one of the most popular spots among Greeks and worldwide celebrities. With its glorious golden sands and crystal blue waters, it is surrounded by mountains that give the most picturesque views and is truly a vacationist’s heaven.
There are a lot of hotels and restaurants near Psarou which provide exceptional services and delightful meals. You can rent a sun bed or a deck seat and enjoy the infamous Nammos salad and Salmon burgers, or baked king crab claws with Santorini Fava, Carpaccio rolls or Mango sorbets. They also provide sushi bars and traditional cafes, and, what’s more, is the tranquil dreamlike environment with constant disco beats to suit your mood.
The Psarou beach is an ideal center for lovers of water sports as it features jet skiing, parasailing, windsurfing, and scuba diving too! The beautiful Nammos restaurant with its champagne cocktails, unmatchable culinary expertise, and wild concerts is yet another highlight of this place, and a must visit for celebrities and tourists both.
Kalo Livadi, located 10 kilometers from Mykonos town and just 2 kilometers from the village of Ano Mera, is one of the longest beaches found. It is comparatively quieter and is hence considered to be one of the best relaxing spots for people who wish to spend some ideal time away from the general hullabaloo. It is also loved for its clean and clear water which isn’t always high and thus suits best for families.There are restaurants and bars here that provide exquisite service. You can also enjoy water sports and windsurfing. Moreover, you can rent comfortable beach beds and umbrellas, or sit back under the shady trees to enjoy the tranquil view of the sea.
On an easy, 15 minutes’ walk from Platis Gialos, lies the magnificent Paranga—a combination of two small, sandy beaches equipped with hotels, beach bars, and brilliant camping facilities. It can be reached by road or a short, pleasant trip of a boat.
The Paranga beach is loved for its soft coral sands, rocks, and Tamarisk trees. The picturesque view of the sea with its overall modern feel and fashioned atmosphere makes it a particularly favorite spot amongst youngsters.
To one end of it is a naturists’ area.
Super Paradise Beach
Popular among locals as ‘Plintri’, the Super Paradise beach with its blaring music and frequent drinking parties is just not your quiet spot. It is, however, the ideal place to be for tourists interested in celebrating life ‘loudly’.
This beach comes with gorgeous settings and splendent, turquoise waters. It has a restaurant offering the very best of Greek cuisine, and a disco bar from where you can grab some fresh fruit cocktails and champagnes. The club-like environment of the beach and the general liveliness of the crowd gives visitors a ‘paradisiacal’ opportunity to truly enjoy themselves. Other amenities include a scuba diving school, luxury pools, and a boutique.
The Super Paradise beach is best reachable by taxi-boats or ferries available from Platis Yialos. Due to its extreme popularity among celebrities and young clubbers alike, it is said to be usually crowded during the holiday seasons.
Plati Gyalos Beach
Situated 6km from Mykonos Town, Plati Gyalos is where the hustle bustle is at its peak. It’s quite a lively place to be in, and most soothing are its crystal blue waters and soft coastal lines. It offers sunbeds and umbrellas that you can rent, and restaurants and hotels with quick, hospitable service. Thousands of people visit it during summer and take with them the memory of one of the most charming vacations.
Plati Gyalos also features watersport facilities and Jet Ski rentals. Another available facility is that of snorkeling, so those who love it can surely have a great time! The fully organized beach with its mini markets selling delicious meals and drinks for inexpensive prices is just the thing for enthusiastic vacationers.
All in all, whether you decide on visiting any one of these beaches that sounds like your favorite, or you plan to stop by and mark some quality time in each, they are surely something not to be missed! You can also rent or buy a villa – for which the Mykonos Estates with their comfortably luxurious environment and VIP services will be our top recommendation—or you can buy a house from their very trusted Real Estate and make the most of your time in a truly paradisiacal space.
Contributed to us by Staghorn.