Ornos Beach is a popular anchorage for yachts and a common departure port for Mykonos cruises. Private tours let you feel like a VIP and tend to cover the beaches of Ornos, Platis Gialos, and Super Paradise, while other sailing trips take you further afield to the islands of Delos and Rhenia. For a more active adventure, equipment for water-skiing, windsurfing, and scuba diving are available from outfitters in Ornos and nearby Platis Gialos.
Things to Know Before You Go
Loungers and parasols are available to rent from vendors for the day.
Prices for loungers increase the closer you get to the water.
If you're too relaxed for a sit-down meal, several beachfront restaurants can deliver drinks and snacks right to your lounger.
Much of the beach is reserved for restaurant patrons and sunbed rentals, but sections off to the side are free for public use if you prefer to drop your own towel.
How to Get There
A direct bus connects Ornos Beach with Mykonos Town, located just 2 miles (3.5 kilometers) to the north. It's also just a short taxi ride away. Water taxis depart from the Ornos port to other Mykonos beaches.
When to Get There
July through September brings the best beach weather in Mykonos but also the most crowds. Visit on a weekday or during the shoulder season—April, May, or October—for more space to stretch out and less competition for service.
Mykonos’ Best Beaches
The Greek islands conjure images of sun-soaked, sandy beaches ringed by turquoise bays, and Mykonos does not disappoint. The island boasts dozens of options that range from from seafront party spots such as Super Paradise Beach to the clothing-optional Elia Beach. Kalafatis Beach offers luxe amenities with a relaxed vibe, while remote Agios Sostis is the best bet for peace and quiet.
- Church of Panagia Paraportiani
- Aegean Maritime Museum
- Little Venice
- Mykonos Windmills (Kato Mili)
- Mykonos Folklore Museum
- Manto Mavrogenous Square (Plateia Manto Mavrogenous)
- Mykonos Cruise Port
- Paradise Beach
- Terrace of the Lions
- Panagia Tourliani Monastery
- Armenistis Lighthouse (Faros Armenistis)
- Kalafatis Beach