Platis Gialos Beach
Platis Gialos Beach
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This quintessential Mykonos beach boasts crystal clear turquoise waters and soft sand, with traditional white houses perched on the hillside above, making for a picturesque backdrop to a day in the sun. Take in the views with a delicious cocktail in hand from the comfort of a sunbed while you soak up the Mediterranean sunshine. Enjoy perfectly prepared seafood for lunch and stay until sunset to experience the famous Mykonos party scene, complete with upscale bars and a stylish crowd. Visit other stunning beaches nearby, including the glamorous Psarou Beach, and reach early to beat the crowd. – Tripadvisor
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  • Katie
    Liverpool, United Kingdom20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful beach!
    Beautiful beach, 40€ average for 2 sun-beds and an umbrella. Luckily we stayed at a beach hotel so got our beds for free. You can also lie for free at the end of the beach on the sand. There are around 6 lovely restaurants to choose from and the bus stops right at the beach. Avoid DK OYSTER bar, they offer free sun beds and then charge you over 500/600 euros for a couple of drinks and food.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Traveller & Foodie
    Montreal, Canada4,323 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sun beds cramped together but nice sandy beach
    Many sunbeds are cramped together, but the beach is sandy and clean. I came to swim every day but did not rent the sunbeds because there are too close to other people. I still enjoyed the area, many restaurants and shops and it was pleasant. It was a good area for dinner and enjoying the night's views.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 September 2023
  • Luckyleprechaun07
    London, United Kingdom34 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely beach, beautiful water.
    Lovely beach, a small area if you just want to sit on the sand. Plenty of beach bars/sun beds if you want them stretching across most of the beach. Clear lovely water and soft silty sand make it a relaxing place. I personally just sat away from the beach bar on the sand and listened to the music.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 October 2023
  • Mia K
    10 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, but beware of the restaurants on the beach!
    OK, so the beach here is beautiful. The vibe is very nice and calm, but the restaurants are total scams! You get a free daybed or cabana right on the beautiful water, but they only have one size extra large drinks. They charge you for seafood per gram and don’t tell you and it is just ridiculous. Crazy prices for mediocre food! There is a space on the beach where you can just sit without sitting on a daybed at a restaurant. Do that and save your money! This would all be fine if they were more transparent. BEWARE!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 May 2024
  • Alcir Rosa Freire
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ44 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful beach, but be careful when chosing where to relax!
    The beach is fantastic, white sand and calm, clear water. We could see little fishes surrounding our feet and legs. From there we took a water-taxi that took us to other beachs by the sea. But the experience was not perfect because we were maliciously and expensively deceived at the beach area of the Mykonos Kosmoplaz Beach Resort. Avoid it! We were arriving at the beach and a waiter offered us two sun beds and un umbrella on the sand, saying it would be free of charge if we just order a drink per person. But at the end they charged us over 300 euros for a couple of drinks ("caipirinhas") and a portion of squid rings. Before me at the line for the Cashier I've heard another customer complaining with the man in charge for the same reason. It was our first experience at the beach at Mykonos. But luckily, next day, we were delighted to pay a half of that amount at a real beach club ("SantAnna" at Paraga beach), for a gorgeous day-stay with drinks, pool and lunch! A painful lesson of the famous "Cheap is Expensive".
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 May 2024
  • Rodrigo
    New York City, New York42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Platis
    One of the most convenient and beautiful beaches on the South shore of Mykonos. You can come here for the day and enjoy clear blue waters. There are many restaurants that offer great casual dining. They rent beach loungers and umbrellas as well. Kid friendly.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 June 2024
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Sam Mab
London, UK118 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
A relaxed beach and short strip of restaurants, hotels and beach bars many of which are very welcoming, reasonably priced and well appointed. Not a showy beach and more relaxed but still quite smart which varies evenly between fine pebbles and sand so easy to walk on. Music can be heard but not at an invasive volume. There are also various water sports clubs offering various activities.
Written 12 September 2020
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Sayer
Weybridge, UK1,061 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021
The beach is sandy and along the back are a series of tavernas who offer sun beds (a set of two beds and an umbrella will cost 30 Euros plus a commitment to have lunch in their restaurant). The beach shelves gently and the water is clear and clean. There is a lifeguard on the beach. The beach can get noisy as the tavernas pump up their music particularly during the afternoon
Written 31 August 2021
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Paul H
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
After visiting SantAnna we decided to go for the less expensive option for our other days on the beach.

There are lots of restaurants which offer sunbeds for hire. Various prices. Don’t be fooled by the glamour of DK Oyster, read the reviews on here and avoid being conned!!

We twice got beds at Yialo Yialo, €10 per person including umbrella. Comfortable beds, good service - you can get drinks and food from their restaurant (beach service) or take your own with you.

We ate in Yialo Yialo one day, great food and packed restaurant. On another occasion we ate in Anios which is next door, also good but not as busy.

The bay is less windy, beautiful clear water. Watersports available although we didn’t get involved.

A great alternative to the more pricy beach clubs, we’d definitely recommend.
Written 19 September 2020
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ssejer
Copenhagen, Denmark22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021
Nice beach. BUT ... you have to use the sunbeds from one of the private beach bars, and it's a tourist trap of the worst kind. The place in front of The Eclipse Restaurant told us chairs were free when buying drinks. We ended up paying 210 euro for a Mojito, an Aperol, two juices and a bottle of water. AND they charged themselves af 35€ tip on top of that, which I unfortunately didn't realise in time. What an awful and shameless way to do business :(

I recommend going to a different beach. And always make sure to get very specific information about prices.
Written 7 July 2021
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Shelly J
52 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
Visited Mykonos in 2013 and 2017, Platis Gialos was our favourite beach. It's always been rammed with sunbeds but it is a lovely beach and did have a lovely relaxed vibe, also great for families. We've recently returned and had such a shock, come lunch time no matter where you are on the beach you get the pounding nasty noise from the restaurants/bars in the middle. It's so loud you can't escape it and its just pounding noise no actual music which makes it even worse. Staff are also hounding you to use their sunbeds etc when you walk past them.
Be warned Yialos Yialos claim to only charge 15 euros each for sunbeds but then casually let you know that on top of that must also spend at least 30 euros each on food and drink so that's makes your beds really expensive.
We chose to use the sunbeds at the far end, they were 60 euros for a set but there was no minimum spend, the beds were much more spread out and staff were really lovely. No nasty noise from their restaurant but the whole beach was drowned out with it from the others. We wont be returning but it's because of the awful noise from the restaurants in the middle and not the beds we used. Such a shame, used to be such a nice relaxing beach.
Written 17 June 2024
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Ckat M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
This place is worse than terrible. I was suspicious when we saw the menu had no prices. When I asked for a menu with prices, the waiter spewed a litany of double talk. When I asked again, he got angry and tried to tell me the food is the best, the chef is the best, and I am lucky to be served. We served him a very polite good day and left.
Written 23 May 2022
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i_buckley
Warrington, UK310 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
We stayed nearby & although the beach is lovely in the day it’s just too crowded all sun loungers on the beach are taken by lunchtime so need to get there early. There’s a small public section but too many people to layout in Aug.

The beach is small stones so quite nice to not get covered in sand. The sea is lovely & clear.

There’s several bars/tavernas for all budgets, most of which own the loungers on the beach so pick wisely.
Written 25 September 2021
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LATraveller_12
Los Angeles, CA1,073 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021
This is a great beach for everyone, from the very young to the old ones, for singles and families. Lots of bars and restaurants offering reasonable prices for the beds and umbrellas. The sand was a little coarse but ok. The water is excellent, very clean and pretty calm when there is no wind.
Unfortunately, when we were here , there was a ban on music in Mykonos so everything was depressingly quiet. I hope this was just for a shot, sad few days and it will not repeat itself.
Written 2 August 2021
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NellyInParis
Paris, France17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020
I recently visited Mykonos for the second time; with my first visit being to Super Paradise Beach. In comparison, Platis Gialos is much more family friendly with more restaurant options. The restaurants range from very expensive to reasonable and affordable. The same goes for the beach bed offerings.

The beach itself is clean, beautiful, and perfect for swimming!
Written 10 August 2020
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Jonathan T
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Stay Away, bars are scamming tourists by luring them in with free sun beds then charging €85 euros plus taxes for a single drink. Many have been ripped off for €thousands. Had one cocktail and a beer and was charged €131 euros and having read the other reviews got off lightly.
Written 12 May 2022
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