Known to attract local and international celebrities (and their huge yachts), this beach is one of Mykonos' most famous, and is always crowded in the summer. The reason everyone wants to come here is for the beautiful scenery, swimming in emerald green water, and water sports. There are many sunbeds, but at quite high prices (the cost depends on how close they are to the sea, and you won’t find any for less than 25 euros). There are also a couple of expensive but good restaurants.
How to Get to Psarou Beach
This beach is so popular, it’s not easy to find a parking spot. You’re better off going by bus (pictured above) -- it departs from the Fabrika terminal in Mykonos Town to Platys Gialos and you may walk from there -- walk up for about 10 minutes. The bus stop is right outside the Petasos Hotel. For more information about how to take the bus in Mykonos, look here: Mykonos Buses.
In addition to Platys Gialos, this beach is within walking distance of Agia Anna, Paraga and Paradise Beach.
Hotels in Psarou Beach
Colours of Mykonos Luxury Residences & Suites
If you’re looking for peace and quiet in a secluded location, but also wish to stay within walking distance of the beach, consider one of these suites. Some of them have a balcony, and there’s also a terrace with a small pool where you can lie in the sun.
Mykonos Blu Grecotel Resort
With its bungalows, villas and suites, you won’t find a hotel more romantic than this. Some units have outdoor hot tubs and private pools, but there’s also a swimming pool overlooking the sea. A private beach with sunbeds is right down the stairs. There’s also a restaurant, a fitness room, a spa, a sauna, and even a beauty salon.
The Crown Estate in Psarou
This beautiful villa, accommodating as many as 12 people, has a magnificent view over the beach. You can get your feet in the sand in about 5 minutes, or you may choose to enjoy the view from the pool. Stylishly decorated, it has a kitchen where you can prepare your meals, which you may enjoy on the terrace outside. It’s expensive (and may require a minimum 7-day stay), but remember that you may split the cost between everyone in the group, and it will be about the same as a luxury hotel, but with the extra privacy.
Villa Thelgo Mykonos
You have to walk a bit to get to the beach, but you’re compensated by the wonderful beach views from all over the hotel. It’s made up of villas sleeping as many as 10 people, so it’s a great choice for groups of friends or a large family.