Most Mykonos visitors spend days at one of the many superb
beaches after waking late (10am, midday or...), and breakfasting
at their hotel, or a special brunch place in-town. Most beaches
are near to town: take the local bus, local caique boats from
Platis Yialos Beach, taxis, or rent a bike, car or
jeep. All beaches - even the farthest - have (at least) one
small taverna, open from midday. Most beach-goers get back late
to their hotels/ accommodation, rest up, then shower, and are
ready for early the cocktail and sunset bars by 7 or 8pm. Dinner
at restaurants and tavernas, starts at 8 or 9pm earliest.
Restaurants and other food places are busy, and stay open well
Late night bars and discos open around 11pm; the craziest, fun
hours are between 1 to 3 or 4am.
Then, back late to the hotel...and following the late morning
breakfast/brunch (11am- 3pm), off to the beach again... a holiday
rhythm that continues day after day.
Beaches: Mykonos counts some of the best sandy beaches in the
Below: list of beaches most liked by gays and their friends.
Elia: Long, large sandy beach with mixed sun worshippers :
gay & hetero, not overcrowded. Has 3 restaurants/taverns.
Nudity ok at one end. Last stop for small boats leaving from
Platis Yialos beach : bus service from Chora (Mykonos Town:
beach at 10 km).
the end part of the beach has now more gays then the Super
Agrari: Charming, more secluded, smaller beach, a 5min walk
away from Elia. Not crowded, comfortable.
Super Paradise (local name Plintri): Magnificent beach with
crystal-clear water in small but deep bay: end-beach totally
gay with nude bathing, especially along the the rocky
coastline. Was till recently the most famous gay beach in this
part of the Mediterranean, but now Elia beach has become more
popular... Regular caique boats from Platis Yialos Beach. The new Jackie O'
Club will bring many gays back to this superb beach!
Panormos & Agios Sostis: More isolated, less crowded
beaches, at island's northern part, nice mix of people. Own
Paranga: 15min along coast walk from Platis Yialos Beach.
Small mainly gay section. Some nudity on the coastal rocks.
Good quality beach tavernas.
Paradise (Kalamopodi): Beautiful beach, but not gay, mainly
young hetero crowd. Famous from the hippy years. Big camping
site, well organized, regular bus service. Other popular
beaches are more family orientated: Platis Yialos, Ornos,
Kalafati, Agia Anna, Psarou, Agios Stefanos, Tourlos, Agios
Ioannis, Kalo Livadi, Lia...
Mykonos Island has a top rate reputation for quality
restaurants & dining, and offers the most
sophisticated night life in Greece.
The town's maze of tiny streets is alive until the early
hours; and the rest of the island (beaches or Ano Mera
Village) also offers good standard
restaurants, large discos and lively bars.
To follow alphabetically: Choice of recommended
dining-out (mixed clientele) and going-out (manly gay or
gay friendly). The gay square landmark of Mykonos for 30 years with
Pierro's ... is not anymore but many bars are doing very well: see
Babylon, Town sea side,
next to Jackie O. T.
22890 / 25152
Same gay friendly style and crazy ambience, dance music
and table outside, on the pier, for
Jackie O, end of Yalos (waterfront near jetty for
Delos departures and area of famous Paraportiani Church.
From late afternoon, just before sunset, with champagnes,
cocktails and lounge music.
When the wind is not strong there will be deck chair on the
sea side. + new for 2013 the Jackie O' Beach overlooking Super Paradise
Kastro Bar: open from late afternoon till late at night:
Classical music bar, calmer atmosphere at Little Venice, with
spectacular sunsets and cocktail hour: popular, many regular
Lola: Hosts Gilles and Dimitris from reputed Magic
Garden Bar. This bar has a very cabaret, theatrical feel.
The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the service is
outstanding with great mix of music. A perfect beginning to any
Montparnasse Piano Bar: American style music with join-in
atmosphere. Quieter mood at sunset. Friendly crowd and
Has art gallery. Extensive cocktail list.
Click here for
performers, summer 2013: Phyllis Pastore: this big
hearted lady from New York, will be back in September with romantic songs and humor.
Porta Bar: we do not know if they will have so many gays here this
year! as Sophie the French gay
icon takes over the Thalami Bar situated just under the Municipality
building: bar will be called Sofi 'a: it will for sure be a big success.
The Ramrod Bar at the end of the main taxi square in town will reopen
as a gay discotheque + the same owner will open nearby a new small sauna complex!
Sunset Bar: Breakfast, lunch & cocktails, at Elysium Hotel 's all day pool bar
open to public, and sunset becomes a crazy party.
Restaurants and Tavernas:
(selection from more than 100 Mykonos eating places: most enjoy a
large gay clientele )
Aqua: managed by Daniele : Already a favorite &
atmosphere eating spot on Little Venice waterfront.
The Italian tradition continues...good food
Bakalo: in Lakka
Avra: Greek & international cuisine, now in the
"Chez Maria's" garden, right in Town.
Blue Ginger: Refined Chinese-Thai restaurant, just
outside and above Mykonos Town: superb varied menu choice; a
stimulating culinary island change.
Catari: new place entrance of Town, run by ex-Gola team with
typical Italian food: pizza, pasta & drinks by the
Daniele's (at Basoulas): On Ano Mera Road: top class
cooking, always fresh products & ideas. One of the best
restaurants on Mykonos for several years now.
Fato A Mano: Central in Town: from noon till late at night:
friendly service & delicious dishes from Thessaloniki: enjoyable meals under a shaded patio.
Hippy Fish, on the beach of Agios Ioannis: famous for fish and seafood,
plus relaxation, sunset & peaceful
Interni: Up-market restaurant with
stylish decor, outdoor court seating under large pergola &
canvas umbrellas, full bar, expensive.
Katrin’s (La Maison De Catrine):
Refined, reputed, international/French style "nouvelle
cuisine". Reservations recommended. Expensive.
Koursaros: seafood in the heart of
Mykonos Town, Meletopoulou Square - Limni. New spacious open
air fish restaurant with large choice of fresh fish and catch
of the day! all at reasonable prices.
Lotus: Small, romantic spot, right on
main street Matoyianni, seating under a canopy of vines, good
food and full bar: one of the oldest bar-restaurants on
Friendly, simple, outdoor seating on terrace in central Lakka
Square, good food (Italian & Mediterranean), lively
Nobu): Fashionable, exclusive Japanese restaurant at chic
Belvedere Hotel, Mykonos Town. Sushi specialties and Pacific
charming, comfortable restaurant serving local specialties,
fish & desserts: friendly service. Small outside
Taverna: Ultra simple, charming and friendly taverna, right on
Megali Ammos Beach, 5min walk from Town. Traditional Greek
dishes and appetizers, plus fresh fish & sea-food.
Reasonable prices, worth the visit.
Taverna: Recently & tastefully revamped, while retaining
its famous simple tavern aura: large selection of typical Greek
dishes. Always lively, very busy, has both indoor and large
terrace seating. An institution in its own right !
Recently opened traditional Mykonian style restaurant by 2
brothers and mother. Home cooking dishes, fresh & varied,
good bar, reasonable prices. Very popular with visitors and
locals. Open winter too.
Fashion boutiques, art galleries and
gift shops are gay and lesbian friendly.
Gay press and books: the international newspaper shop, near Ag.
Kyriakos Church, behind waterfront and near Pierros'
bar. MYKONOS ACCOMMODATION CENTER
The gay-friendly travel agency: JOHN VAN LERBERGHE from MYKONOS
ACCOMMODATION CENTER in BUMP gay travel show