Clear waters and golden sands make this one of the island's most famous beaches. It's completely lined with noisy beach bars and rows of umbrellas, but the service (particularly at Tropicana) is friendly and attentive. There's a camping resort here, a dive centre, an excellent Indian restaurant and the island's most highly rated club.

Regular buses head here from Hora's Fabrika station.

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1. Paraga

0.45 MILES

This beautiful crescent-shaped cove became popular in the hippy era and is still known for its beach parties. There's a good selection of tavernas, plus a…

2. Super Paradise

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3. Platys Gialos

0.74 MILES

One of Mykonos' most popular beaches, this broad stretch of white sand is lined with restaurants and has an excellent water sports centre.

4. Psarou

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A long stretch of white sand and teal waters, favoured by local cognoscenti. It's a short walk from Platys Gialos.

5. Agrari

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6. Ornos

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Ornos, Mykonos' third-biggest settlement, straddles an isthmus 3km south of Hora. The small south-facing beach is wall-to-wall umbrellas and beach bars…

7. Elia

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8. Megali Ammos

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