The best beach on for a mix of restaurants, low-key nightlife, hotels and good sand. Platis Gialos is a 4km drive south from Mykonos Town. It’s got something for everyone: families come here for the calm waters and white sand, the young, trendy crowd heads for the hip beach bars and everyone comes here to eat: the beach is lined with back-to-back restaurants serving everything from Greek standards and seafood to sophisticated fusion. It’s also the main water sports beach in Mykonos, with kayaking, standup paddleboarding, wakeboarding and flyboarding on offer. Numerous hotels and villas surround the beach. Excellent bus connections to Mykonos Town and hourly water taxis to other south coast beaches in high season.