The beaches on the south shore of the island have the best sand, view and are protected from the Meltemi, the local Cycladic wind. Keep in mind that most people begin to arrive in the early afternoon, and you can avoid the worst of the crowds by going in the morning. The north coast beaches are less developed but just as beautiful. They are less organised and crowded and most suitable for those in search of a bit of calm.
Location: 3 km north of Chora
Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Water sports
Description: Agios Stefanos is a small protected cove a small distance from Chora but far from the busy south of Mykonos, so it remains calm most of the tourist season. With soft sand and crystal water, Agios Stefanos is well-developed with tourism facilities..
Location: 5 km south of Chora
Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Water sports.
Description: Platis Gialos is one of the most popular beaches of Mykonos. Well-organized, sandy and clean, Platis Gialos is easy to reach from the capital village.
Location: 6 km south east of Chora
Type: Sandy, Organised, Party, Diving Club, Water sports, Nudism Friendly
Description: Paradise is one of the most famous beaches of Mykonos, attracting mostly young crowds for its day and night beach parties.