Named after a small chapel standing above it, this beach looks out to the island of Delos. Although quiet out of season, it can get quite crowded in the most popular summer months.
Despite the existence of some rocks, the clear waters make it particularly good for swimming and snorkeling. There are sunbeds to rent, and good sunset views.
This was where the award-winning film "Shirley Valentine" was filmed, in 1989, before Mykonos became the hot destination it is now.
It's home to several good hotels (see below), so it's where many choose to stay on the island, especially those with children.
How to Get to Agios Ioannis Beach
There’s a bus from Mykonos Town (departing from Fabrika), stopping just a short walk from the beach. By car, you’re there in 10 minutes. You may also reach it by walking from Ornos Beach.
For more information about getting to the beaches by bus, look here: Mykonos Buses
For the exact location of the beach, see the Mykonos beaches map.
Hotels in Agios Ioannis Beach
Anax Resort & Spa
It has a private beach area, but the sand of Agios Ioannis is just a short walk away. Featuring a modern design in the rooms and common areas, it has sea views from just about everywhere, from the swimming pool to the rooms and the restaurant. There is also a spa, and some of the suites have a private pool.
Bill & Coo Coast Suites
This all-suites hotel overlooks the beach. All of the suites have a balcony or terrace, some of them with a private pool or outdoor hot tub. There’s a restaurant facing the sea and the swimming pool.
This boutique hotel offers spacious rooms and suites, almost all of them with sea views, and some with an outdoor hot tub or private pool, and a balcony or patio. They all feature a minimal contemporary décor, and there’s a restaurant and bar by the outdoor swimming pool.
Katikies Mykonos Hotel
Offering sea views and a private pool or hot tub in just about every room, this hotel is a good choice for couples. There’s also an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant.
Lithos by Spyros & Flora
It’s rated four stars, but you’ll likely give it five, as it’s a good-value hotel just a short walk from the beach, it includes a swimming pool with sea views, and has modernly designed rooms, some of them equipped with a kitchenette.
Manoula's Beach Mykonos Resort
Standing right above the beach, this hotel has a traditional Cycladic architecture and features a contemporary design with some classic Cycladic touches. Some of the rooms have a terrace or balcony overlooking the large pool and/or the Aegean.
Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort
Believe the name -- this is a grand hotel and resort, with a wonderful pool, two restaurants, a spa and a gym. Some of the rooms have a private pool.
Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa
With its huge infinity pool and breathtaking sea views, this is one of the most memorable places to stay in Mykonos. It offers a 5-star service, with a private beach, a spa and a fine dining restaurant.