Mykonos is one of the world’s most popular sandy destinations, and once you go, you want to return time and again. There are several beaches around the cosmopolitan island, all of them beautiful, with crystal-clear turquoise waters, some with bars and restaurants, others nearly deserted. It also helps that the hotels are beautifully designed, and usually offering postcard-worthy views. But because there are so many beaches and so many wonderful places to stay, we have done all the work for you and point you in the right directions. This is your guide to the best of the Mykonos experience.
Why Go to Mykonos?
Beaches, beaches, beaches. That’s why everyone goes to Mykonos. But there are many great beaches all over the world, including in neighboring destinations in the Mediterranean, so what makes Mykonos special? It’s its stunning natural beauty, its sunsets, and the fact that it has adapted so remarkably well to tourism, changing very little over the years. You won’t find high-rises on the coast like in many parts of the Mediterranean. Here you’ll still see the traditional local architecture, made up of small whitewashed buildings. And then there’s the nightlife and the partying by the sea, but if that’s not your thing, you also have plenty of quiet, relaxing places for yourself by the calming blue of the Aegean.
When to Go to Mykonos
Naturally, Mykonos is a summer destination, with July and August being the most popular months. May, early June and September are perhaps the best times to go. The weather is usually hot, dry and with perfectly blue skies, but it can be windy (the famous “meltemia” winds of the Aegean Sea are particularly strong in July and August). The beaches in the south of the island are usually more protected from the winds.
The 15 Best Beaches in Mykonos
Which is the best beach in Mykonos? Which ones you really shouldn't miss? The most recommended for couples, for families or gay travelers? Check out the list here: