Life on the beach is as good as it gets on the island of the winds spectacular shores. To help you navigate through the abundant choices, the Semeli Mykonos luxury hotel presents the TOP 10 beaches to visit in Mykonos.
What is the first thing that springs to mind when you hear the word Mykonos? A bustling nightlife and spectacular beaches: All are stunning, with crystal clear, azure blue and turquoise waters and exquisite vistas. Some are organised with opulent sunbeds, food and drink fit for kings and queens, misbehaving- scantily clad- champagne sipping- celebrities and mega yachts moored in the background. Others, while also boasting 5* services, are less loud in tone and disposition; ideal for families with kids and romantic couples. Some are geared towards the more adventurous, adrenaline seeking types, offering various water sports, including surf, canoe, tubes, kite or scuba diving. And then there are those with no sign of organised facilities in the horizon; with the sound of the waves and the seagulls, being the only soundtrack.
Put simply there is something for every taste and style. To help you identify which best suits yours, at the Semeli Mykonos luxury hotel, we have handpicked a list of the TOP 10 beaches to visit in Mykonos.
Read on below for the essential lowdown on the traits and characteristics of the TOP 10 beaches to visit in Mykonos; and then, just take your pick as your mood strikes you!
Perhaps the most famous of them all, the darling of VIPs and celebrities, boasts golden sand, crystal clear waters and one of the world’s hottest beach bars, Nammos. Here everyone who’s anyone rendezvous every year to see and be seen and to be- hopefully-snapped by the paparazzi. Expect designer clad, good looking people, packed wallets, and impromptu showers with the finest bubbly. 5 km from Mykonos town, on the way to Platis Gialos.
The current ‘It” spot, favored by a somewhat younger, trendier crowd, sports fine sand, blue waters and an amazing view of Delos and the rock in the middle of the sea. With its postcard perfect scenery, and 5* services-it is after all home to the all time classic, revamped Kalua, and the ultra hot Scorpio beach bars– deservedly sits among the TOP 10 beaches to visit in Mykonos. 5 km from Chora and the Semeli Luxury Mykonos hotel. Accessible by car, bus or boat from Platis Gialos.
A remote, organised beach with emerald waters, comfortable deck-chairs, sunshades, a diving and snorkelling center and two very good beach bar restaurants to choose from. It is rather quiet (by Mykonos’ standards) but still boasts cosmopolitan vibes and enough action.
11,5 km away from Chora. Next to Lia, you may discover the solitary beaches of Tsagari and Pano-Kato Tigani with a 4 wheel drive.
A fashionably alternative, small cove boasting an imposing scenery as lava’s brown beautifully clashes with the gold of the sand. Once a nudist’s haunt, it remains unorganised, with no umbrellas, sun beds or beach bars in sight. There is Kiki’s taverna, however on top of the hill. This is a Mykonian must, but you should get fortified with patience: Everything is prepared on charcoal as there is no electricity; and you’re (most probably) in for a long wait for a table. Console yourselves with the knowledge that not even Abramovich (and his likes) can make a reservation here. 6 km north of Chora.
A little slice of paradise with translucent waters and cool vibes frequented by trendsetters -and surfers when the strong north winds blow. It hosts Principote, a renowned, opulent seaside beach bar-boutique-restaurant, which has in recent years become the stomping ground of aesthetes and jet setters. 6 km north of Chora.
Though it boasts an idyllic scenery with golden sand and turquoise waters, it is its trademark, uber crazy, dusk to dawn parties that make it one of the TOP 10 beaches to visit in Mykonos. After all it its namesake bar is the premier choice of boisterous merrymakers from all over the planet. You’ll also get plenty of action and exemplary beach service at Pinky Beach and Jackie ‘O. 6.5 km southeast of Chora.
Another playground for the champagne sipping, Greek and foreign jetsetters; but also a regular haunt of families and couples. Sandy, beautiful and very well organised, it features a water sports school, beach volley, as well as opulent sunbeds and umbrellas. Home to the established Solymar and the recently launched, Lohan. 9 km south of Chora.
A secret for those in the known. It is a small, charming cove engulfed by rocks, with an idyllic view of Delos and the sunset. Tread carefully as there is a really steep downhill path starting at the end of the road. 5 km south of Chora.
The northern wind that steadily blows over Divounia favors windsurfing, so this large, easily accessible bay has become the meeting point of accomplished surfers from all over the planet. It is also ideally suited to water sports enthusiasts, as apart from umbrellas and sunbeds, there is a water sports and a diving school. It furthermore is the only beach that offers some shade in its trees; while you may find sustenance in its various tavernas. 14 km southeast of Chora.
Α haven for peace and quiet seekers; this is a tiny, serene, pebbly and isolated beach. Make sure you bring water and supplies with you and keep in mind that it requires driving on a dirt road. The stunning scenery will however aptly recompense you. Stay till dusk and gaze at the sun setting down over the scenic fishermen’s’ houses and the chapel of St Nicholas at the tip of the cove. You’re bound to fall in love and will surely wanna come back for more. Good news is that the Semeli Mykonos Luxury hotel group, is planning to launch its novel establishment at Merchia. On the northern side, 8 km away from Chora.