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 party hostel, a small gay section and a nudist area.

Buses head here from Hora's Fabrika station.

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Nearby Mykonos attractions

1. Paradise

0.45 MILES

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…

2. Platys Gialos

0.51 MILES

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

3. Psarou

0.82 MILES

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

4. Super Paradise

1.18 MILES

Flashy, trashy and great for people-watching – Super Paradise is Mykonos' most popular gay-friendly beach. The action is split between the glitzy JackieO'…

5. Ornos

1.71 MILES

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…

6. Agrari

2.07 MILES

There's lots of free sand to spread out on at this lovely sandy cove, and a beach bar to retreat to if you get parched. There are no buses but it's easily…

7. Agios Ioannis

2.35 MILES

Also known as Agios Giannis (both names mean St John), this built-up beach settlement has a slim crescent of sand studded with umbrellas and lapped at by…

8. Elia

2.44 MILES

This beautiful stretch of golden sand has craggy cliffs on either side and an excellent waterfront restaurant. It's backed by some large resorts and,…