Explore Ano Mera:
Ano Mera is a charming village located in the center of the island, away from the busy tourist areas. Here you can visit the Panagia Tourliani Monastery, which dates back to the 16th century.
Visit Ftelia Beach:
Ftelia Beach is a peaceful and unspoiled stretch of sand located on the north coast of Mykonos. It’s less crowded than some of the more popular beaches on the island, making it an excellent place to relax and soak up the sun.
Go for a hike:
Mykonos is home to some beautiful hiking trails that offer stunning views of the island’s rugged terrain. One popular route is the trail that leads from Agios Ioannis to Kapari Beach.
Hike through ancient history in Delos
From Paraga Beach to Paradise Beach
Agios Sostis – Akrotiri Libounia – Marmara
Take a boat tour:
Mykonos is surrounded by crystal-clear waters, and a boat tour is an excellent way to explore the island’s coastline. There are plenty of options available, including private tours that can be tailored to your preferences.
- Organized Boat tours on shared-basis:
- on private-basis, chartering a catamaran or a motor yacht (with skipper):
Visit the Armenistis Lighthouse:
The Armenistis Lighthouse is located on the northern tip of the island and offers breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea. It’s a great spot to watch the sunset and escape the crowds.
Explore the island’s smaller villages:
Mykonos is home to several charming villages that are worth exploring, including:
Agios Sostis – is a small village located on the north coast of Mykonos. It’s known for its quiet, unspoiled beach and traditional tavernas. The village is a great place to relax and escape the crowds.
Ano Mera – is a charming village located in the center of the island. It’s less touristy than Mykonos town and offers a glimpse into the traditional way of life on the island. Here you can visit the Panagia Tourliani Monastery, which dates back to the 16th century.
Or, Ano Mili: is a small village located in the hills above Mykonos town. It’s known for its traditional windmills, which date back to the 16th century. The village offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside and is a great place to take a peaceful walk..
Visit the Agricultural Museum:
The Agricultural Museum of Mykonos offers a fascinating look at the island’s farming history. The museum is located in Ano Mera and is housed in a traditional Mykonian farmhouse.
Go scuba diving & snorkeling:
Mykonos is surrounded by crystal-clear waters, making it an excellent place to go scuba diving. There are several diving centers on the island that offer diving excursions for all skill levels.
The Anna II Shipwreck
Visit the Folklore Museum:
The Folklore Museum of Mykonos offers a glimpse into the island’s cultural history. The museum is located in the heart of Mykonos town and features a collection of traditional costumes, ceramics, and other artifacts.
Enjoy the quiet beaches of Mykonos
Famous for its celebrity beaches, Mykonos has another side where you’ll enjoy all of the island’s famous lifestyle but with a more relaxed, chilled-out feel. If there’s a taverna, you’ll find the same exquisite twists on classics as elsewhere on the island, but you’ll also be served homely classics made with the freshest local products. And where there are sunbeds and umbrellas, they seem to melt into the Cycladic landscape. Or perhaps you prefer a beach where shade comes in the form of a tamarisk tree. These are the scenes you can look forward to as we give you some of our “local insider’s” view of some of the best & “quiet” beaches in Mykonos. Starting close to the main town (Hora), we first explore the more popular southern coast before revealing some hidden gem beaches in the remote north.
- Agios Stefanos (The biggest surprise when looking for Mykonos’ quieter beaches is that you’ll find the first right next to the port in Tourlos, just 3km from Hora. Agios Stefanos is sandy, with water that gradually gets deeper, and is mostly sheltered from the wind).
- Megali Ammos (is the closest beach to Mykonos Town, located within walking distance from it (around 10 minutes from Fabrika bus station). It is a quiet beach where only a few people come, mainly locals and residents of the regional lodgings.)
- Korfos (just north of Ornos, this is where you head if you want a wind- and kite-surfing beach. The combination of shallow water and strong wind that often blows across the bay makes the surfing conditions at Korfos legendary.)
- Kapari (Even though you’re just 5km from Hora, and in one of the more developed sections of Mykonos, little Kapari is a jewel of a beach and one of the island’s stars. Near popular Agios Ioannis on the westernmost coast, it’s for those whose dream day on the beach involves throwing a towel onto the sand and just lying back)
- Agrari (We move now to the beaches along Mykonos’ popular southern coast. Sandwiched between Super Paradise and Elia, you’ll find a very different beach vibe at Agrari. There are umbrellas and sunbeds, a beach bar where you can order coffee or cocktails and a taverna serving traditional Mykonian dishes. But otherwise, Agrari is about total peace, especially on the large section with no facilities. It’s also an ideal beach when the strong northerly wind blows.)
- Kalafatis (Heading east, Kalafatis is a hit with families and water sports fans. You can hire everything from snorkelling equipment to jet skis on Kalafatis, but windsurfing is especially popular. The trees at the back of the beach offer shade if you prefer that to an umbrella, and there’s plenty of space for everybody.)
- Lia (As the furthest beach from Hora on the south coast, Lia offers a more remote and relaxing feel but still has the facilities to make you comfortable all day long. The rocky landscape adds to the calming atmosphere and there are plenty of underwater features that make it a great snorkeling and diving spot.)