This little-visited sandy beach on the north coast has a good taverna, but you'll need an ATV to tackle the rutted road.

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Nearby Mykonos attractions

1. Mersini

0.32 MILES

Practically deserted sandy beach with calm waters, reachable via an unpaved road.

2. Ftelia

2.29 MILES

There's a somewhat barren feel to this long, sandy beach that's often buffeted by strong winds – good for windsurfers, less so for everyone else.

3. Tourliani Monastery


Located in the centre of Ano Mera, the island's other main settlement, this castle-like monastery (founded in 1537 but rebuilt in 1767) has a gorgeous…

4. Panormos

2.77 MILES

A chunk of this gorgeous sandy beach is given over to a pretentious beach-bar complex, but that still leaves a large expanse of golden sand to spread out…

5. Agios Sostis

2.79 MILES

This gorgeous, wide strip of golden sand receives far fewer visitors than the south coast. There's no shade and only limited parking but there's a popular…

6. Lia

2.86 MILES

Small beach with a diving centre and waves that make it more suitable for sunbathing than swimming.

7. Kalafatis

2.87 MILES

This wide, sandy beach is good for windsurfing and other water sports. Buses head here from Hora's Old Port station.

8. Kalo Livadi

3.25 MILES

Adding to the scrappy surrounds of this sandy beach is the ruined shell of Lohan Beach House, the setting for MTV show Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club…