Often also spelled Platis Gialos (and sometimes Platis Yialos), this large beach is quite popular, thanks to the number of hotels which are almost literally on the sand.
The hotels, sunbeds and parasols, plus the shallow and clear waters, usually attract families and young couples and make it the most crowd-pleasing beach in Mykonos.
Those who wish to explore other beaches, can hop on a water taxi that departs from here, around every hour, to Paradise, Super Paradise and other beaches on the southern end of the island.
How to Get to Platys Gialos Beach
Buses from Mykonos Town to Platys Gialos depart from the Fabrika terminal and take about 15 minutes. They stop just a few feet from the beach, outside the Petasos Hotel (pictured above). For more information about the Mykonos bus terminals, look here: Mykonos Buses
You can also walk from Paradise Beach, Paraga, and Agia Anna. Keep walking to the right and you reach Psarou. For the exact location of these beaches, see the Mykonos beaches map.
Hotels in Platys Gialos Beach
Branco Mykonos Hotel
Every room has a sea view, and a couple of them have an outdoor hot tub. Guests enjoy 5-star service right by the beach, with a swimming pool just steps from the sand, an open-air restaurant, a gym and spa treatments.
You can’t sleep any closer to the sea than at this hotel. It has family rooms as well as double rooms with a garden or sea view, many of them with a balcony or terrace.
Whether you’re traveling as a family or as a couple, you’ll have a room for you at this hotel located a short walk from the beach. It's a good-value hotel, featuring a swimming pool, a simple interior décor and a traditional Cycladic exterior.
Myconian Ambassador Hotel
Private pools, outdoor hot tubs and sea views await you at the rooms, suites and villas of this well-designed hotel. It has a large pool overlooking the Aegean, a restaurant also facing the sea, and spa services.
Mykonos Dove Beachfront Hotel
This hotel offers sunbeds with USB port chargers and free towels to sunbathe right on the beach of Platys Gialos. It also has a seaside restaurant, and a swimming pool with a bar serving drinks and snacks throughout the day. Those staying at one of the suites, don’t even have to leave their rooms to go for a dive, as they come with their own private swimming pool!
Mykonos Kosmoplaz Beach Resort Hotel
This beachfront hotel has rooms with balconies overlooking the swimming pool or the sea, some of them with a private pool or hot tub. There’s also a fitness center and a bar serving drinks as you relax in the sun.
Just a short walk from the beaches of Platys Gialos and Psarou, this nearly all-white hotel is the choice for a romantic getaway. It offers a large swimming pool, relaxing massages and spa treatments, a restaurant looking out to the sea, and some rooms with a private pool or outdoor hot tub.
Petasos Beach Resort and Spa
Overlooking the sea and just a short walk from the beach, this hotel makes sure you have a relaxing holiday. For that, it offers a spa, a swimming pool, a fitness center, and a restaurant with sea views. The bus to Mykonos Town stops right outside.
Petinos Beach Hotel
Take a few steps out of this hotel and you’re on the sea. It’s an elegant place with different types of rooms and common areas featuring a classic Cycladic style, plus an outdoor swimming pool with bar, and a restaurant with sea views. Some of the rooms have balconies also overlooking the Aegean.
Thalassa Boutique Hotel
Offering spacious rooms, most of them with sea views, this hotel stands over the beach. It's a place for relaxation, with a sauna, massages, a pool, a bar and a restaurant facing the beach. Rooms open out to a balcony, and one of the suites has a private pool.
The George Hotel
No matter which room you book, you always get a sea view. This is a hotel with a great location, just a few feet from the beach and overlooking the traditional whitewashed buildings and the Aegean. There's a pool on a terrace with several sunbeds, a bar serving cocktails throughout the day, and balconies where you can sit in the sun in most of the rooms.