Visit These Secluded Beaches on Mykonos
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Mykonos is a Greek island in the Cyclades group in the Aegean sea. It is said the island was named after local hero Mykons, who is thought to be the son or grandson of Apollo. The island of Mykonos known for its party atmosphere, especially during the summer at Paradise and Super Paradise beaches, but there are some low-key beaches if you’re looking for a bit of relaxation.
If you’re on Mykonos and looking for a quiet beach experiences, here are three secluded beaches you will enjoy:
Kapari beach is a hidden paradise on Mykonos. It is located five kilometers from Mykonos town. The beach is accessible by car, bike, and foot. Kapari beach overlooks Delos, another island in the Cyclades, which is an important historical, archaeological, and religious site. Kapari is an unorganized beach located behind the chapel of Agias Ioannis. If you’re looking for a romantic date while on Mykonos, you’ll want to catch the sunset from this beach. It’s a unique experience you won’t want to miss. The water is clear and ideal for swimming and the attitude toward nudity is relaxed here.
Ftelia is another secluded beach on Mykonos. It is found just north of Ano Mera village. Ftelia is a windy beach, which makes it ideal for water sports such as windsurfing and sailing. If that’s not your thing, people-watching and sunbathing make for good activities at this beach. The water is a beautiful turquoise color and the beach is sandy and white. If you’re looking for a meal, Ftelia Restaurant, as well as a couple taverns, are in the area. To get to Ftelia beach you will need to hire a taxi or rent a car or motorbike. There is no bus service that goes to the beach. If you want to visit to Ano Mera while in the area, you will find the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani, the Gyzi Castle, and the church of the Holy Saviour, which dates back to the 18th century.
Fokos beach, on the northern side of Mykonos in the bay of Myrsini, is an unorganized and secluded beach. Part of the large, sandy beach has become a naturist beach, if you’re into the nude beach scene. Because of its location on the island, you won’t find hotels or restaurants in the area, except for one taverna. It’s a bit tricky to get to this beach as there isn’t any public transportation that goes directly there. You can either rent a car or hire one to take you and pick you up. If you enjoy biking, that’s an option to get to Fokos beach as well. You will find Fokos to be a calm beach no matter the season, so if you’re looking for a day trip to unwind and enjoy peace and quiet, this beach is the perfect choice.
Whether you just want a quiet day to relax, want to sunbathe in the nude, or explore some hidden gems, Mykonos has something for everyone.
This post was written by Greek Boston