Mykonos is better known as a party island, a gay mecca, and a trendy luxurious destination, and less as a place for the kids. Yes, there are beaches almost completely taken over by bars with loud music, and there are unofficial nude beaches which parents may not feel comfortable taking their children to, but there are also family-friendly hotels and family-friendly beaches. You just have to know where to go:
Far from the party beaches, this one can also get crowded, but has calm crystal-clear waters for the kids.
See the Agios Ioanis Beach Guide
This is the closest main beach to the main town, so families find more options of places to eat and to stay. It’s usually protected from the winds, and kids enjoy the shallow waters.
See the Agios Stefanos Beach Guide
Although it’s organized with umbrellas, sunbeds, restaurants, and water sports facilities, this isn’t yet a party beach, and therefore attracts families looking for a quieter spot.
See the Kalafatis Beach Guide
With its resort-style accommodations and different places to eat, this beach is known as one of the best for families. It can just be a little crowded.
See the Ornos Beach Guide
Lined with hotels and restaurants, this large beach not only has a variety of places to stay and eat, it also has shallow crystal-clear waters for the kids.
See the Platys Gialos Beach Guide
Despite its Ibiza-like club, this is not exactly a party beach. It has plenty of sandy space for everyone, and therefore also attracts families, who come for the child-friendly shallow waters.
See the Kalo Livadi Beach Guide
You don’t need to book more than one room for your family in Mykonos. Many hotels have large family rooms and suites, and we tell you which ones here: