Visit Paraga Beach on Mykonos Island
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Mykonos is one of those Greek islands that people love to flock to. Besides the nightlife, people do love to sit on one of the island’s many beaches. They all have their own character and appeal. Some are known for being relaxing, others are known for their parties. Paraga Beach has the best of all worlds. One side of the beach features a more tranquil setting; whereas, the other side of the beach is livelier with more entertainment options. And, to top it all off, it is on the Greek island of Mykonos, one of the most desirable holiday destinations on the planet. Here’s more information:
Getting To Paraga Beach
To get to Paraga Beach, you must first get to Mykonos. The two most popular forms of travel to the island are to depart from Athens by plane or by ferry. The plane ride is only a mere 35 minutes; however, this does not include check-in, airport security and pre-boarding wait times. A ferry will take two hours and is significantly less expensive.
Once you arrive on Mykonos, you are not far from anything, including Paraga Beach. You can either take a taxi, hire a car, hire a scooter or take a bus to the beach. The bus is the most economical form of transportation and it has many routes. Be sure to check the bus schedules as they tend to vary from one season to the next. And, be sure you get on the right bus. If you want more convenience, grab a taxi.
About Paraga Beach
Paraga Beach is located closest to Mykonos Town and is often a secondary beach on Mykonos compared to others; however, it is an ideal spot for many types of travelers. The beach is a bit smaller with fewer bars, restaurants and shops than some of the larger areas. It is often significantly quieter than the most popular beaches, and it does offer beach chairs for a cost.
The waters are clear and you will have access to bars with lively music, food and drinks. Many people in search of a big party scene will head up the coast to Super Paradise Beach; therefore, Paraga Beach is typically a bit more mild-mannered. It may have a party vibe every now and again, depending on the time of year; however, it will likely almost always be quieter than Super Paradise Beach or Paradise Beach.
What to Do at Paraga Beach
While you are at Paraga Beach, you will find a limited number of activities other than bars, shops and enjoying the sand, sun and water. However, within walking distance from Paraga Beach, you will find a number of fun-in-the-sun activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, 4×4 safariing, kayaking, hiking and more.
Do not forget that Paraga Beach is close to Mykonos Town. If you need a break from the sun, take a stroll through the town. The main streets are closed to traffic during the day and business hours so that you can fully absorb the ambiance and experience real Mykonos life without worrying about cars, taxis and scooters. You can also hike up the hills to visit the 16th-century windmills.
This beach provides great views, good food, drinks and many nearby activities. If you are looking to enjoy the Greek waters on Mykonos in a quieter setting, Paraga Beach is for you.
This post was written by Greek Boston