Elia Beach

Look forward to a relaxing day as you bask in the warm Mediterranean sunshine with a visit to Elia Beach. Around ten kilometres from Mykonos Town, it takes around 20 minutes to get to the beach by road.

Arriving at the beach, you’ll be greeted by a spectacular scene, with bare hills cascading down into turquoise Aegean waters that stretch as far as the eye can see. Settle down on one of the
comfortable loungers under a thatched sun shade, and wait for a waiter to come over and take your drinks order. If you can’t wait to get into the inviting waters, just lay your towel down on the sand and run down to the shoreline.

Known as a gay-friendly beach, there’s a separated nudist area behind some rocks to the west, so head that way if you want to bare all. If you’ve got little ones in tow, keep them entertained at the mini playground as they work up an appetite for lunch.

When you get hungry, either have a picnic in the sand, or order some food at the restaurant. With views out across the beach and sparkling sea, the restaurant’s ideal for having a light meal such as a fresh fish dish or crisp salad.

After you’ve spent more time building sandcastles, trying some watersports, or taking a dip in the water, rinse off at the beachside shower, and head back to Mykonos Town for an evening out. In the morning, get up nice and early to start off your sightseeing at the Rarity Gallery, before you go on to explore the impressive Church of Paraportiani.