INTRODUCING PLATIS YIALOS
Platis Yialos (also known as Platis Gialos) is one of Mykonos’ most popular beach resorts – and rightly so. This stretch of powder-fine sand offers superb swimming, blissful sunbathing and traditional Greek hospitality. You could while away your days savouring the area’s cosmopolitan luxury, or unearth the region’s history at nearby Delos Island.
A long arc of golden sand with wonderful turquoise waters
Things to do
As well as the ever-popular Platis Yialos beach, this area boasts many lesser-known gems. From the harbour, you can hop aboard a water taxi for Paraga, Paradise, Super Paradise, Agrari and Elia beaches. Or, just a few minutes down the coast, you’ll find the tranquil haven of Psarou with its private yachts, chic bar and traditional taverna. From Platis Yialos, the island is your oyster.
This popular beach offers a full wish list of watersports. Cruise the island by yacht or zip around on water skis. Take life at your own pace by pedal boat or enjoy the rush of a jet ski. Discover another world beneath the waves on a scuba diving trip or seek out hidden coves by canoe.
With its lively harbour, it’s no surprise that Platis Yialos serves up deliciously fresh seafood. Savour a leisurely lunch in a taverna, accompanied by a bottle of Aegean wine. Or enjoy the true VIP experience at one of the region’s dazzling fine dining restaurants.
Delos is one of the most important mythological and historical sites in Greece – and it’s just a short boat ride from Platis Yialos
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