Mykonos Beaches, Coastline, Surfing and Water Sports

(Mykonos, Cyclades, Greece)

Coastal view, showing summer sunbathersFamed for the beautiful golden sands and stunning turquoise waters, the beaches of Mykonos are unquestionably the island's main draw card. Many Mykonos beaches offer nothing short of a party atmosphere, attracting a young crowd and offering lots of entertainment. These include both the beaches known as Paradise and also Super Paradise.

A large number of exceptional sandy beaches are to be found clustered on the southerly coastline and close to Mykonos Town, where they enjoy secluded situations, protected from winds and provide a range of water sports. However, these are understandably extremely popular in the summer months and can quickly become crowded, so if you are planning to come to these beaches, which include both Platis Gialos and Ornos, arrive early.

For some of the best natural beaches and coastal landscapes, head to the northern side of Mykonos. These stretches tend to be a little harder to find and therefore remain rather peaceful and quiet, away from the tourist crowds.

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List of the island's main resorts and beaches