Mykonos is the island that welcomes everyone. And families are more than welcome always. But when the time comes to choose a beach for a family outing well it should be best if some places are avoided.
In the list below we have just chosen a few of the beaches that are amongst our favourites but we also believe that are great for families.
This beach is in the south-west of the island and looks out to the island of Delos. Is named after a small chapel standing above it. Despite the existence of some rocks, the crystal-clear waters make it perfect for swimming or snorkeling. There are sunbeds to rent and many hotels nearby. Agios Ioannis beach offers fantastic sunset views as well.
This beach is the closest one to the town of Mykonos. It Is quite near the new harbor Tourlos. It has shallow clear waters, well protected from the winds. This is a sandy beach and in most cases is loved by the kids.
One of the nicest beaches of Mykonos and of course organized, Kalafatis is located on the eastern side of the island. Kalafatis beach is less crowded than other popular ones but it is definitely one of our top choices. The sea is crystal clear and the sandy beach just a bliss.
Located on the south part of the island, Ornos is a very popular beach with resort-style accommodation. A fine sandy beach with a lot of facilities. It often gets very crowded with locals as well. Ornos is very near to the town.
The beach is 4.5klm from the town on the south part of the island. This beach with shallow crystal-clear waters is perfect for the kids. Platis Gialos is the largest beach on the island. Of course, the beach is organized with sunbeds and umbrellas.
If you are up for a drive or a taxi ride and you want to go where the locals go then just hop on a car and head to Fokos. The road to reach the beach gets bumpy on the way. And the beach is not organized as all others on the island but the scenery is beautiful, the sea is wonderful and the whole experience is a must. If possible, just try to avoid Sundays since as we said this is the place that Greeks like to go and they do a lot more on Sundays.
Close to the beach, there is a taverna that serves great fresh fish and seafood dishes along everything else. You may wish to give it a try.