Mykonos is located to the area of the central Aegean Sea and belongs to the prefecture of Cyclades. Its total surface is 26.370 acres, while the length of its shores reaches 81 kilometers.

It consists of the municipality of Mykonos. The resident population of the island adds up in 9.320 people according to the census of 2001 (E.S.Y.E.). The highest point of Myconos reaches approximately the 14 kilometers and its widest about 10.

Longitude: 25o 19′ 43″

Latitude: 37o 26′ 36″

Perhaps the most important of the tourist asset of Mykonos, that distinguish it from other islands are the beaches.
Here are without doubt the most – and best – to be found . Particularly in the South, the picturesque coves with sandy beaches follow one another.
Those beaches, can be reached by car or motorbike, since the radial roads of the island starting from the Mykonos town stretches nearly to each corner.
Precisely because of that particular road network in the island, many Southern beaches are linked with each other with a boat operating on a regular service, all day all summer, which offers the visitor a very interesting excursion opportunity.
Starting someone from Mykonos town (at the port of which there is a small beach that many holidaymakers and city residents prefer, because of convenience) and directed to the south, will meet with the series follows the popular beaches:


The beach, looking at Delos and the channel between Mykonos and Delos. It is the beach with the most famous feast of the island, Ai.Giannis at the end of September.
Beach with excellent taverns for lunch, with many villas and four large hotel units.
The beach is recommended for those who want relaxation during their swimming. Water sports, but almost impossible to find umbrellas available at the hotels and restaurants located on the beach.
How to get there:
At the beach you can get there by going to Orno. What characterizes the path just before the beach is the great mouria tree to the left of the road and in front of this a group with great fragkosykies.
It is the last major and organized beach on the area.
Following is the small beach of Kapari. The road is asphalt and in perfect condition. Only 3.4 km From the town of Mykonos.
Parking :
There is a small square at the end of the road with limited parking space.
Sun Beds, Restaurants, Parking


On the left side of the sea shore,one can find the traditional old Agios Stefanos, chapel
Facing the beach, (east) region of Agios stefanos expands on the hills.
The beach on the left side of the picture is widely known for its huge pebbles “Houlakia” and its got its name from them
On the right side you can see the New Port of Tourlos.


Another beautiful beach on the island, most isolated, for those who do not love the crowds. The spectacular, crystal-clear waters will compensate for the difficult journey, the long, sandy beach is divided into left and right hand and has umbrellas and sunbeds, water sports and beach tavern. For some reason that nobody really knows, the « right » piece is the left.
Sun Beds, Shower, Restaurant, Beach Bar, Hotel, Boat Tranfer (caique), Water Sports


It is also a beautiful, large and popular beach. Last “stop” of boat transfers, transportation launches from Platis Gialos. One of the most beautiful beaches on the island with white sand, easy access and a good word to describe it would be «Gay friendly».
Sunbeds, Restaurant, Cafe, Shower, Hotel, Bus Service


There it is .. Mobile offline, complete peace and incredible sand.! A beautiful beach right after the second dam of Mykonos with landscape completely different from normal Cycladic.
Next to fokos is the beach of Mirsini. Here is The beach that you really relax.
How to get there:
In the beach can be reached anyone leaving the Ano Mera on the way to Maou, the road is asphalt in good shape, and once you reach the dam of Fokou is unpaved in both directions of the road.
Right in front of the beach there is a private parking area, that belongs to the restaurant .


Windsurfing – air waves and incredible wind ! The best beach for incredible leaps, waveriding and windsurf. North beach located in Panormos Bay with amazing water and sand.
When you are on the western side of the beach throughout the landscape seem like lagoon especially when there is no wind.
The beach is divided in two parts by band rocks leading to the seashore where detected prehistoric facilities of the Neolithic site whose findings are dated 4,500 BC
In the same position is likely to be accepted by the prehistoric period and the tomb of Aianta of Lokrou, hero of the Trojan War, worshiped in Mykonos.
How to get there:
On the way to Ano Mera.Follow the signs Part of the road is asphalt .
Parking :
Along the beach and on the laneways road that leads there, there is space for parking of vehicles.
Usually you see caravans and lovers of windsurfing who come and enjoy the amazing waves and the ‘clean air’of Ftelia beach.


The Blue Flag flies here many summers now! Windsurfing fun, relaxation, water sports, good food, the beach, can combine everything.
A feature of the beach is that there are plenty of trees that offers natural shading and the beach is divided in half for bathers and for lovers of water sports in such a way that everybody can be pleased.


It is also a beautiful, a very popular beach in the southern part of the island.
It is located between Elia and Kalafatis and is one of the biggest beaches in length and in width. The music plays loud from the nearby restaurants .Also features a beach-service for the pleasure of swim and relaxing holiday.
How to get there:
The beach can be reached either on a left turn on the road to Kalafati either after the Ano Mera football field. Both roads are with asphalt, and in very good condition.
also has a “stop” by sea, that launches from Platis Gialos.
Sunbeds, Shower, Restaurant, Beach Bar, Hotel


Small beach after Agios Ioannis beach.
It remains one of the «secrets» of those who know where to go for swim when they want to remain unnoticed . It is also one of the favourite beaches of celebrities
The beach has wide stretch with thin sand and the most amazing view of Delos island. Enjoy the sunset.
You can reach there easily to a certain point by car, but then you have to walk downhill in a very, steep path.


The beach is just before Ornos Beach and at 2.5 km after Mykonos Town. There is a precisely positioned north and in conjunction with the shape of the island result to all of the floating garbage coming from the wider marine area,end up there.
The regular cleaning from the Municipal Port Fund is often of no use and the next morning the strong wind bringing back the same effect on the beach.
The beach is a natural paradise for windsurfing lovers because there is a lot of tension in the air remain stable while the shallow depths of favours creating waves, specifically for endless leaps and waveriding!
Finally, the ramp hauling – lifting vessels that exists in western edge of the beach is the benchmark for a quick trip to Delos and the nearby beaches.
How to get there :
From the main Mykonos Town to Ornos, road . It is an asphalt road and in great condition.
Along the beach side and on the road there are plenty spots for parking .
Windsurf, Parking


The last of the southern beaches that you can go by car. The road is long and hard, but its beauty will compensate you. Thick sand, emerald waters, umbrellas, deck chairs. In Lia there is opened the beach restaurant, with wooden deck floor , loud music, bar for a drink and Italian cuisine.
Sunbeds, Restaurant, Shower, Beach Bar


Ten minutes’ walk from the center of Mykonos Town.
beach without any umbrellas and sunbeds because of the fact that there are very strong northerly winds.
One characteristic about the beach and in particular of the bottom of the sea there is a huge slab so it makes it a little difficult to swim.
The beach is suitable for windsurfing undersea fishing and ride by horse from a horse riding school. The closest to Mykonos Town , noticable beach.
How to get there:
Even by feet on the way to Ornos. Asphalt road in good condition.
Parking :
On the main road above the beach.
Restaurant, Windsurfing, Parking


Next to Fokos. They complement each other.Truly relaxing vacations and swimming. The beach is divided into two smaller parts with a small part of rock cascading down to the sea. There is also a little surprising for those who like to look around … But you have to have firmly feet and a good pair of athletic shoes.
How to get There:
In the beach can be reached anyone leaving the Ano Mera on the way to Maou, the road is asphalt in good shape, and once you reach the dam of Fokou is unpaved in both directions of the road.
Right in front of the beach there is a private parking area, that belongs to the restaurant.


Protected by wind Ornos beach located south of Korfos, with regular transportation, and a significant number of hotels and restaurants.
Small fishing harbour makes it perfect for anchorage for yachts.
Ornos is one of the most busy and “family” beaches of the island located in the southwest part of it.
The area of Ornos it has now developed into a tourist village. The beach is at the back of a large and fairly safe Ornos bay, facing south.
From the beach of Ornos, Launches start for other known southern beaches of Mykonos (as in Platis Gialos)
How to get there:
Access to Ornos can be made either by the new Ring Road either by the provincial road Mykonos Town – Ag.Ioannis route.
Roads with asphalt and in perfect condition.
Limited spaces in private own parking spots.
Sunbeds, Shower, Restaurant, Beach Bar, Hotel, Rooms To Let, Bus Service


Large, sandy beach – one of the nicest in Mykonos-north of the island. At the beach, you will not find umbrellas and deck chairs or beach bars.
Before it become so popular it was the mainly occupied by nudists. The beach is also pet-friendly.
To eat, the old tavern, Kiki works only lunchtimes, without reservations, as there is no telephone, offers roasted and grilled dishes, and has no electricity.


A beautiful and crowded beach, famous since the days of “hippies.” Great beach with coarse sand, located in the southern part of the island. Two mini markets, newspapers, laundry, water supply and electricity, natural shadow and canes, a restaurant with international cuisine open all day, souvenir shop, Internet, fax, secretarial support, a playground on the beach and so forth. Also rented rooms are available within the premises of the beach.
Sunbeds, Shower, Restaurant, Beach Bar, Boat Transfer (caique), Camping, Rooms to Let, Water Sports, Diving Center, Bus Service


Pretty small beach with a beautiful landscape (cape Drapanos). Located behind of the beach of Agia Anna and it has one of the two camping on the island. With a wonderful view of Delos, water, electricity, restaurant, mini market, free transportation from the port and frequent local bus service, the Beach is an interesting alternative holiday destination.
Sunbeds, Shower, Restaurant, Beach Bar, Camping, Hotel, Bus Service, Boat Tranfer (caique)


It is perhaps the most overpopulated beach on the island.
Sheltered by hotels and organised, with umbrellas and sunbeds, addressed to tourists, but is an ideal solution for mothers with children.
It has beautiful beaches, hotels, restaurants and very regular intercourse. The starting point of maritime association with the southern beaches: Paranga, Kalamopodi, Plintri, Agrari, Elia.
Sunbeds, Restaurant, Shower, Hotel, Bus Service, Boat Service (caique), Beach Bar, Rooms to Let, Water Sports


A fashionable and organized beach with water sports (diving school, etc.) One of the most beautiful beaches on the island with golden sand and emerald waters, which met its great glory in the decade of the’80s, and in recent years collecting virtually all of vip of the island.
Sunbeds, Shower, Restaurant, Hotel, Beach Bar, Diving Center


The most famous beach on the island. The parties arising on the beach, they have been the most important pole of attraction for young and those who feel young.
After the decade of the’50s, has been established as the top place for VIPS. Many people, amazing clubbing and eccentricity to its greatness. If you see someone next to you who admire, do not be surprised.
Do not forget to visit Super Paradise, if you want to live a unique experience with fun to its limits, in the club.
The transition to the Super Paradise can only be done with a privately owned vehicle or by boat from Platis Gialos.
Sunbeds, Shower, Restaurant, Beach Bar, Rooms To Let, Water Sports, Boat Service (caique)
7 Km From Mykonos Town


Small beach, on the right of Kalafatis, with fine sand. There are deckchairs and umbrellas, beach volley area and a wooden stand-shop for refreshments and sunscreens. It is preferred especially by many of those who know the island well, and they want their peace of mind. In Agia Anna is the Diving Center, where you can get lessons or participate in an underwater exploratory trips for beginners or advanced. Besides the Diving Center is the bar for breakfast and coffee or barbecue every Saturday.
Sunbeds, Restaurant, Hotel, Beach Bar, Water Sports, Diving-Scuba School


The Archaeological Museum, located alongside the harbor, was built circa 1900, mainly to house finds from the excavation of the “Pit of Purification” (dating from the 5th century B.C.) and the necropolis of Rhenia. There is a large collection of vessels especially represented of Cycladic ceramics dating from the Geometric period until the 6th cent. B.C. Also on exhibit are wonderful black figure and red figure pottery and diverse finds, including Hellenistic period gravestones and other sculpture. Among the finds from Mykonos, especially impressive is the “Pithos of Mykonos”: a large jar, (made in a workshop on Tinos the 7th cent. B.C.) Richly decorated with bas – relief zones of bas-relief depicting various scenes from the Trojan War (the central composition shows Achaian warriors with the Trojan Horse).
Open 8:30 a.m to 3:00 p.m, daily except Monday and major public holidays (tel.: +30 22890 – 22 325).


The Folklore Museum is the located in an old, two-story, captain’s house in the Kastro of Mykonos town, a few metersdistant from the proud Paraportiani church.
There are six main exhibition halls which house collections of antique furniture, Byzantine icons, Folkloric ceramics, historical commemorative plates, decorative prints and gravures, as well as embroidered and hard-woven fabrics, locks and keys, weights and measures, a lovely collection of model boats, and other historical artifacts. There are also import archives of manuscripts and printed matter, photographs, maps and a significant library. Open from April to October 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. daily except Sundays. (tel.: +30 22890 – 22 591)

AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM – BONI WINDMILL AND LENA’S HOUSE are divisions of the Mykonos Folklore Museum

The first, located on the edge of the town at Apono Mili, is an outdoor museum, which presents the traditional Mykonian agricultural installation used for the production and processing of farm products: the threshing floor, the well, the oven, wine-press, etc. The museums centerpiece is the Boni Windmill, which is in full working order and may be visited from June to September daily, 4:00-8:00 p.m. (tel.: +30 22890 – 26 246) The second, near the Three Wells, is a charmingly preserved, authentic 19th century Mykonian middle-class dwelling, which is completely furnished and equipped with antique furniture and house utensils. Open evenings, except Sundays, from April to October, 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. (tel.: +30 22890 – 22 390)


Located by the Three Wells, next door to Lena’s House, this museum displays scale models of various rowing boats, sailing vessels and steam-powered ships which, in turn, from Prehistoric times until the present, have traversed the Aegean.
Also there is a rich collection of maps and other engravings can be seen a collection of reproductions of ancient gravestones, carved with sea-themes; there, as well, is the tower with the mechanism of the Armenisti Lighthouse (1889). The “EVANGELISTRIA”, a traditional sailing vessel belonging to the museum, is moored every summer in the old harbor where it may be boarded by interested visitors. Open, April to October, daily, 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and evenings from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.. (tel.: +30 22890 – 22 700)

Drafaki, Vrissi, Glastros, Platis Yialos

There are interested monument found in areas where there were farms until recently and south of Chose: at Drafaki (-Paspori) one can see some very old but well preserved step-roofed chapels.

Little Venice

Little Venice is the colorful neighborhood between the Castro and Scarpa, with the wooden balconies “hanging” above the sea. One can enjoy here one of the most beautiful sunsets of Greece.

Paraportiani Church

In the Kastro, which is the original nucleus of the present-day town of Mykonos (on its northwestern edge), stands the Paraportiani, a group of building impressive for its shapes plasticity. In this location, during the Middle Ages, there was a tall, fortified tower, side by side and above one of the entrances to the Kastro.

Post-Byzantina Era Churches

The cathedral, Zoodoxos Pigi(Mitropoli), and Panachra, Agia Kyriaki, Agioa Nikolaos of the Harbor and Agia Eleni are a few of the many noteworthy post-Byzantine era churches found in the Chora, with characteristic architecture, beautiful icons and elaborately worked rood screens (there are more than 70 churches in the town, the majority of which have been declared historical monuments by the Ministry of Culture). The large number of chapels and churches on the island is the result of both a plethora of votive offerings and the Mykonian custom of enshring the bones of their dead in the walls of family shrines.

Kalafati – Divounia

To the north east of Ano Mera opposite the beach of Kalafati, at Divounia – Tarsanas, on a small twin Cape, are preserved the traces of a prehistoric (protocycladic era) acropolis.

Kato Milli

“The Windmills” are found south of Chora, in between the picturesque Alefkandra and Neochori. They impress visitors with their all-white overwhelming massive shapes, in a row facing the sea. Today, seven in number have been preserved, out of the ten mills which until beginning of the 20th century, ground the local wheat using the unfailing power of the wind.


The bay of Panormos is one of the many areas of the island where remains of prehistoric establishments have been located. The most important seems to be the Neolithic settlement of Ftelia, where excavations and research are in progress.

The Monastery of the Virgin Mary of Tourliani

Founded in 1542, this monastery was built in the place where there originally was an old church of The Virgin. From 1757 to 1767, consecrated/ dedicated to the church of The Presentation of the Virgin, it was renovated by the holy monk lgnatio Basoula and achieved its present day from The marvelous, carved- wood “baroque” rood screen in the three-chambered church, the bishops throne and the ambonas…(late 18th century) are said to have been made in Florence; the beautiful icons on the rood screen are attributed to the icon painter Ioannis “of Korfu”.

The Public Library

Besides its’ approximately 10000 volumes (the majority of which belong to the historical library donated by Alex. Meletopoulos), the library houses a large collection of photographs various 18th and 19th cent. Documents, gravures, etc. It is located in the square beside the church of Agia Kyriaki, on the ground floor of a marvelous 18th century mansion.

Panagia “Lozaria”

The 17th century church of Panagia “Lozaria” in Alefkandra square (bearing the crest of the Bourbons as a sign of the protection offered to Catholics by Louis 14th) is the only Roman Catholic Church in Mykonos and regular worship services are held there.


Two more important religious monuments on the island are: St. Panteleimon in Marathi, a (privately owned) 17th century castle- monastery, where there are exceptional icons, wall painting etc. and St. George – also originally a private monastic foundation (late 17th cant) – located in the Amlelokipo, Ano Mera.

The Three Wells

In the center of the present-day town, in the area known as “Tria Pigadia”, are the tree wells which were the main water supply for Mykonos Chora form the middle of the 18th cent. until 1956

The Town Hall

The Town Hall, built about 1780, is an early neoclassical two-story building with a tile roof, which was constructed after the 1760-1774 conflict between Russia and the Ottoman Empire, in order to house the Russian Consul General of the Archipelago. A few years later it came under the jurisdiction of the “Koinotita” (the local self-governing body of the island of the Greek revolution) and, since then, the office of the Municipality of Mykonos have been located there.

By car or motorbike

The car although it cost more than public transport, it is ideal for exploring every corner of the island and discover hidden beauty. You can simply, quickly and cheaply to rent cars can take it to the port or airport.
Renting a car or motorbike is a great way to be able to travel to Mykonos with the pace that suits you best. Rent a car for the whole or a part of your vacation. You can find many rental car companies, many of which offer special prices.

Documents you will need

You will need to provide a valid driving licence, issued in your country of residence at least one year ago (some companies require 2 years).
If your permit has been issued with additional documents, you should submit them as well. Where your permit has been issued to another EC / ECA, you may need an international driving licence.

By Taxi

The taxi is clearly the most rested means of transport, but also the most expensive. The levels are set each year and are specific to each destination on the island, with no taximeters. You can find taxis in town, (square Manto) and Fabrica

By Bus

It is the surest and most inexpensive way to get around on the island. The regular bus service offers the best and most economical way to visit all locations.
There are 3 bus stations in three different areas of the island:

  • Bus Station 1 at Fabrica going to: τον Platys Gyalos, Psarou, Ornos, Agios Ioannis, Paradise and Paraga.
  • Bus Station 2 OTE area going to: Ano Mera, τον Kalafati and Elia.
  • Bus Station 3 Old Port going to: New Port and Agios Stefanos
Contact Number: (+30) 22890 23.360, (+30) 22890 26.797
Fax: (+30) 22890 28.091
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By caique

In every Greek island the caiques are very popular transport option. It is absolutely safe and the ticket cost is real low. It is the most perfect way to take you to the most remote beaches on the island. You can take them from Platis Gialos beabh, located south of the island and is one of the most popular

Police: +30 22890 22 716
Tourist Police: +30 22890 22 482
Port Authority: +30 22890 22 218
Health Centre: +30 22890 23 998 / 23 994
Municipality of Mykonos:+30 22890 22 201 / 23 988
Municipal Area of Ano Mera: +30 22890 71 261 / 72 200
Centre of Public Services: +30 22890 28 621
Centre of Telecommunications (O.T.E.):+30 22890 22 499
Post Office (EL. ΤΑ.):+30 22890 22 238
Bus Station: +30 22890 23 360
Taxi station: +30 22890 23 700 / 22 400
National Water Supply & Sewage Corporation: +30 22890 23 494
National Promotion & Development Corporation: +30 22890 27 190 / 22 615
Hoteliers’ Association: +30 22890 24 760 / 24 540
Union of Room & Apartment Rentals:+30 22890 24 860 / 26 860
Olympic Airways: +30 22890 22 490 / 22 495
Mykonos Archaeological Museum: +30 22890 22 325 / 79 301
DelosArchaeological Museum: +30 22890 22 259
Mykonos Folcloric Collections: +30 22890 22 591
Aegean Maritime Museum: +30 22890 22 700