At a glance
Amble through Mykonos Town’s narrow streets
Shop for handmade leather goods and jewellery
Eat sunset suppers in Little Venice
Destinations in Mykonos
Top things to See and Do in Mykonos
When it comes to beaches, Mykonos has a bit of a split personality. On the south coast, nearly every inlet comes with a liberal dusting of golden sand. Make Platis Yialos beach your first port of call – it’s on the road from Mykonos Town and regular buses run between the two. Once there, you can stay put, or hop on a water taxi and chug round the coast to bays like Paraga, Agrari, Elia, Paradise or Super Paradise. All of these are pretty popular thanks to their fine white sands and bright cobalt waters. They’re sheltered from the wind, too, so they’re great sunbathing spots. Other southern belles include Ornos, Kalo Livadi and Aghios Yiannis, with the latter having provided the gorgeous backdrop for the filming of Shirley Valentine. Up north, it’s a completely different story. First off, no buses run up this way, so you’ll have to make the journey by car or foot. As a result, the beaches are infinitely calmer and much more low-key than the ones in the south. For the ultimate in footprint-free sands, it’s got to be Agios Sostis. It’s at the bottom of a rocky path so the hordes usually steer clear. Make the trek though, and you’ll be rewarded by honey-coloured sands and rolling hills which stretch off into the distance. Watersports enthusiasts, meanwhile, should head to Ftelia. Tucked into the crook of Panormos Bay, it gets plenty of wind, so it’s a favourite with surfers.