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Lounge on Megali Ammos Beach in Mykonos

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The island of Mykonos is one of the most popular destinations in Greece. This is one of those places that has it all – gorgeous beaches, excellent activities for families, and nightlife for those looking for a party scene. When visiting the island there is a lot to see, but when you’re ready for some relaxation. Each beach has its own character, and Megali Ammos Beach is one of the places you should visit. Here’s more information:

About Megali Ammos Beach

Megali Ammos Beach is the nearest and largest beach to Mykonos Town. It is within walking distance of the town making it a convenient place to spend time if you’re staying there. Megali Ammos means “large sand” and this accurately describes the beach. Megali Ammos Beach is 300 meters long, 40 meters in width. There is a 500 meter long coastal path that leads from the Kato Mili Windmills to the beach. The sand at Megali Ammos Beach is a beautiful golden color.

A shallow reef stretches the entire length of Megali Ammos Beach. This reef keeps the water at the beach only knee-deep, so it’s the perfect spot for families, especially those with young children. Small children can wade around in the water and use it like a paddling pool. There are fish and other wonders to be seen in the water as well. The reef helps to keep the water at the beach at a warm and comfortable temperature. Once you get behind the reef of Megali Ammos Beach, the water will drop several meters in depth.

Lounge on Megali Ammos Beach in Mykonos

Megali Ammos Beach in Mykonos is the ideal destination for families, couples, or friends. If you want to take a break from sight-seeing and the hustle and bustle of Mykonos Town, Megali Ammos Beach is close enough to walk and far enough to get a bit of quiet relaxation. If you’re looking for a way to spend an evening around Mykonos Town, the beach is perfect for watching the sun set.

Thanks to Megali Ammos’ shallow water it is perfect for young children. They can splash and paddle around. If you want a more adventurous swimming experience, you can go beyond the reef to deeper waters. The sand at Megali Ammos Beach is good for relaxing under the sun. Bring towels in case the sun beds at the hotel side of the beach are occupied.

Though Megali Ammos Beach is close to Mykonos Town, the beach itself doesn’t have many tourist facilities. At the northern end of the beach there is a little tavern with some chairs. At the southern end of Megali Ammos Beach there is a small luxury hotel that provides some sun beds. The hotel also has a nice beach bar where you can enjoy drinks and a meal.

Megali Ammos Beach is within walking distance of Mykonos Town. If you are heading to the beach from the Kato Mili Windmills, you will find a lovely coastal path to follow. If you drive to the beach, you will find parking available at each end.

Spend time at Megali Ammos Beach when visiting Mykonos, Greece.

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