Ornos Mykonos: Ornos beach is situated in front of a small fishing village, 2.5 km south of town and is the closest beach to the capital, with fine sand and sun beds and umbrellas for rent; it is a really beautiful beach but, unfortunately, it is often overcrowded. A diving school as well as schools for sea-skiing and windsurfing are available on the beach. On the shore of the bay a huge hotel complex offers various restaurants and bars. Ornos is reachable by local bus, frequently leaving from the capital. The view from this beach is really good, looking up to houses perched precariously on the cliff.
Megali Ammos Mykonos: Megali Ammos is the closest beach to Mykonos Town, located within walking distance of 600 meters south. The name Megali Ammos means large sand and it is a quiet beach where only few people come, mainly due to the frequent school excursions in this place and the fact that next to the beach is the main road. The beach has no umbrellas due to the strong winds. It is a good place to relax on the sand or just take a walk along the shore. There are a few hotels and apartments and a small traditional tavern just a few steps from the seashore.
Kapari Mykonos: This is one of the few unorganized beaches of Mykonos, located behind the lovely chapel of Agios Ioannis. This is very calm, ideal for relaxing and enjoy its beautiful clear waters. Not far from the Chora but keep your eye out for signs because it is not a simple journey.
Houlakia Mykonos: The pebble stones is a characteristic feature of this beach known as Houlakia. This lovely beach is located 4 km north of Mykonos Town and it is divided in two parts. The left side has a small cove and a small sandy spot. The right side is full of large pebbles. The place offers an amazing sunset and wonderful scenery due to this natural phenomenon. It is a protected area therefore it is not recommended for swimming except from the small cove behind the rocky shoreline but you can also visit the beach to admire the beauty of this idyllic location and the houses built on the beachfront despite the strong winds. Houlakia beach is accessible by car or motorbike where there is a small parking area.
Glyfadi Mykonos: Glyfadi is a small beach on the south western side of the island, in close distance to Agios Ioannis and Ormos. This small beach is partly sandy and partly pebbled and it is much quieter than the famous beaches of Mykonos. It is mostly frequented by families and in the surrounding region, there are lots of luxurious summer houses and hotels. There are no bars or taverns on the beach, but there are few sunbeds and umbrellas. The close rocks are good for snorkeling.