The largest beach on Mykonos, Elia Beach sits on the island’s winding southern coast in a large protected bay. Despite its size much of the beach’s rich golden sand is occupied by sun loungers and umbrellas.
Entry into Elia Beach’s warm waters is smooth, without any sudden drop-off, and it’s a popular beach to swim from to cool off after enjoying the sun. There are a good range of facilities on offer, with water sports including parasailing, windsurfing and water-skiing all easy to arrange.
To the extreme right as you face the sea is an area of free sand that has become an unofficial nudist section, although it’s perfectly acceptable to continue wearing your beachwear here. It is also the area of beach most frequented by the island’s gay community.
Elia Beach can be reached by car and by bus from Chora (Mykonos Town) in around half an hour. It can also be reached by water taxi (caique) from Platys Gialos. It’s the very last stop.
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