The Best Beaches for Kids and Families in Mykonos
Mykonos is undoubtedly one of the most popular Greek islands, among families and not only. It is particularly appealing to those who seek a cosmopolitan and luxury ambiance coupled with archaeological sites, Cycladic architecture, and a stunning coastline. Mykonos has beaches that cater to all tastes varying from beaches for party animals to nudist and small quiet ones with no infrastructure.
In this article, we have handpicked for you the best beaches in Mykonos for families.
PLATYS GIALOS BEACH
Platys Gialos is one of the best beaches for kids in Mykonos. It is around a 10-15 min drive from Mykonos town, and it is very well developed in terms of hotels and restaurants. The crystal water is shallow and it is perfect for your kids. Platys Gialos is one of those beaches where the Meltemi (strong wind) is not hitting hard so it can be very pleasant.
AGIOS IOANNIS BEACH
Agios Ioannis is the beach where the romantic comedy Shirley Valentine was shot. The beach is named after the small chapel of Saint John (Agios Ioannis) that overlooks the bay. Kids love it because of its fine sand and watersports, which are popular among older kids. Agios Ioannis is very organized, however, be aware that it can get crowded. There are some rocky areas on the beach, which make it ideal for snorkeling. Agios Ioannis is accessible to Ornos Beach, on foot.
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AGIOS STEFANOS BEACH
Agios Stefanos is the beach closest to Mykonos Town and it is very popular among families due to its shallow waters, fine sand, and the fact that it is well protected from the winds. That said, it can get crowded as there are lots of different restaurants in the area. There are also watersports available. Agios Stefanos is a nice spot to watch the sunset.
KALO LIVADI BEACH
Kalo Livadi is one of the longest and most popular beaches among families on Mykonos island. Kalo Livadi has the party vibes, however, it is not considered to be a party beach like Super Paradise. Families are attracted to that beach because of its shallow waters, fine sand, and excellent beach bars and restaurants. It is recommended for those parents that love vibrant beaches.
There is an ongoing debate whether Ornos beach is a family-friendly beach or not. Our answer is that “it depends” on what you are looking for. If you are looking for a bustling beach with loud music, lots of choices of trendy beachfront bars and restaurants, then, Ornos is the beach for your family. If you have teens in your family, there will surely appreciate the young crowds as it is a place to see and be seen.
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Kalafatis is definitely a quiet option for families compared to Ornos beach despite the water sports facilities, sunbeds, bars, and restaurants. The beach is long, with crystal clear waters and ample parking. Getting into the water might be a bit hard due to the rocky bottom, however, once you are in the bottom becomes sandy and it feels. The beach has small pebbles as opposed to fine sand, so you might want to get water shoes for the kids if their little feet are sensitive. It is highly recommended for families who want a relaxing time on the beach, away from the restaurants with the loud music that you find on other Mykonos beaches.
Similar to Ornos, Psarou is a beach for the party crowds who love exclusive hotels, bars/restaurants, and luxurious yachts. Teenagers who love the party vibes there. That said, the beach is organized and easily accessible to those who would like to spend a day on a cosmopolitan beach, dining in one of the local restaurants. The beach is well protected and safe because of the shallow waters. We particularly like the white sand which is mixed with tiny, colorful pebbles.
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AGIA ANNA BEACH
There are two beaches with the name Agia Anna in Mykonos. We recommend the Agia Anna beach, which is within walking distance to Platys Gialos (15 min walk) and 5 min walk from Paraga. Agia Anna is great for kids because of its shallow waters. The beach is small but organized. Try to arrive early because it gets busy quickly. We recommend that you stay there for lunch at Nikolas Taverna.
Elia Beach is a popular beach for families in Mykonos. It is a very long beach on the southeast side of Mykonos with white sand. It is approximately 25 min drive to Mykonos town. The beach has crystal clear waters and a sandy bottom. We really like the restaurants there as they are reasonably priced. The beach is LGBTQ+ friendly. Elia Beach can get windy therefore we recommend that you check the weather before you visit with your family.
For many locals, Agrari Becah is their favorite family beach for families in Mykonos as it is a quiet beach with a nice reasonably priced little restaurant. Similar to Elia, Agrari is LGBTQ+ friendly with a nudist area. Agrari is a long sandy beach with a busier area (umbrellas and sunbeds) on one side, and undeveloped on the other side, with just sand. It is located 25 min drive from Mykonos town.
ISLAND OF RHENIA
Families love swimming and snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters of the uninhabited Rhenia Island, next to the Delos archaeological site. The beach is accessible by boat and we highly recommend our One Day sailing Trip for Families in Mykonos (small group of private) for amazing family memories.Check availability
Mykonos has so much to offer to families besides its lovely beaches. If you want to take a break from the beach and explore the numerous beauties of the island with the kids, check out our list of family-friendly tours and activities on Mykonos and choose the one best suited to your family!
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