|Mykonos Gay Beaches|
Mykonos has a large selection of beaches (27) and beach types which are all gay friendly and some which are predominately gay with lots of cruisy rocks like Super Paradise. The general rule here is that the more rocky a beach, the more likely to be studs cruising it!
Mykonos attracts thousand of gay tourists each summer for its superb sandy beaches. There's a beach for every taste in Mykonos, from cosmopolitan and nude beaches to secluded beaches for the shy.
You can reach them either by bus or by boat, both departing from Mykonos town. There are also many hotels located close to (or in some cases on) the beaches but do not decide to stay there because you'll have a hard time finding transportation to the town center at night for barhopping, clubbing, cruising or simply getting laid.
Get your sunscreen (and condoms) from the town, before you go, because in some of the beaches you do not have a choice of sunscreens while you do have a variety of hard tools available! For both cases you need to have handy a sunscreen and a condom. Besides, the are usually overpriced (sunscreens; not d--ks!)
Another great place for you to explore is Watermania in Elia beach. A club quite similar to the ones in Orlando - Florida. Lots of waterslides, artificial waves, pools, a restaurant, bars loud music and fun!
There are three main gay beaches, each with gay and nude sections: Paradise, Super Paradise and Elia. Tucked into small coves and protected by rocky headlands, these crescent-shaped strips of sand are lined with trees and dotted with thatched sunshades. Small bars and restaurants overlook the turquoise-coloured sea. From early evening onwards, the bars turn up the volume and become open-air dance clubs, packed with partygoers nearly all night long.
The Gay Beach - Super Paradise (locally called Plintri)
Among gay tourists, Super Paradise remains the most popular beach. The beach has a bar and a restaurant that serve food and drinks. The gay section of Super Paradise lies to the right (facing the sea). The single boys tend to stay more to a wind-sheltered area to the far left, where they can enjoy the sun in the nude. Lesbians, gay couples and straights tend to stay more to the right side of the beach. And where gay guys sun and swim, there's plenty of cruising and action further op the rocks.
You'll probably hear of Super Paradise Beach, the gayest on Mykonos, long before you arrive. The second stop on the caïque from Platis Yialos, it's a secluded stretch reachable only by boat or four-wheel-drive vehicle (and scooter, if you're into potential suicide and permanent back damage). If you arrive on the small boat, you'll notice that on the right side of the beach the scene is a hetero and partly nude meat market and the left side almost exclusively gay and mostly nude. You can just imagine what goes on at all hours among the rocks and cliffs and trails behind the beach (of course, you're not interested in that, are you?). The music blares, it gets real crowded by early afternoon, and the boys like to stare. Don't expect any seclusion, just lots of cruising action. The Super Paradise Restaurant and Bar (open daily 11 a.m.–9 p.m.) is right above the beach on the rocky cliff and has a small freshwater pool. In addition to all kinds of cocktails, the bar serves fresh fruit juices. The restaurant is a bit overpriced for its mediocre food; expect to pay 8€ for drinks and 19€ for a meal.
To get there: Regular caiques / boat service from Platis Yialos Beach.
Paradise Beach (Kalamopodi)
Beautiful beach, mostly a younger crowd. Famous from the hippy years.
The beach is small, secluded, covered in pebbles, and comes complete with a strategically placed rock that you can swim out to, and adorn with your golden-brown, sun-kissed body. If you can't swim, you're stuffed.
This is the hetero version of Super Paradise. Here music blares, and the young and the seemingly straight party day and night. You'll find mostly northern European tourists and American college students, beer in hand. It's a fun, boisterous crowd if you're into the Mazatlan-meets-Mykonos spring-break scene. A large complex with a beach bar, pool, and restaurant, Cavo Paradiso (open daily 10–2 a.m.) is on the hill above the beach. There's also a gym where you can pump it up with the college boys. On midsummer nights, parties are held here, and the whole beach resembles one huge disco, with people dancing on the rocks, on the sand, around the pool, and on the cliffs around the beach. The dancing and drinking continues until way past sunrise.
To get there: Between Paranga and Super Paradise, Paradise Beach is the second stop (sometimes the first) on the caíque (or buses run several times a day from the south bus stop).
Watermania, on a hillside behind Elia, is a huge aqua park where a party atmosphere reigns daily 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. There are two huge pools, a variety of slides, and boat rides. Admission is 12€ for the day.
To get there: Side-by-side Agrari and Elia beaches, the third and fourth stops on the caíque (or take the bus to Elia during high season from the north bus station).
To get there: Side-by-side Agrari and Elia beaches, the third and fourth stops on the caíque (or take the bus to Elia during high season from the north bus station). You can get here also by caique from Platis Yialos.
Agios Sostis Beach
Beautiful stretch of sand big enough for you to choose the spot you want according to your mood. The south side is calm and sedate, with many people reading and lounging in the nude. Here you'll find many returning visitors and local gays who don't want to deal with the crowds at Super Paradise. You can rent a chaise lounge for 3€ and an umbrella for the same price. It's a very mixed beach, with equal numbers of gays and straights. On the north side, the tavernas play music and serve drinks. The Barbra & Yannis Restaurant and Bar (open daily 11 a.m.–9 p.m.) serves excellent homemade Greek food at amazingly reasonable prices. Have lunch at one of its tables in the shade of the grapevine before venturing back to your chaise for an afternoon of swimming and sunbathing.
Platis Yialos Beach
Platis Yialos, to which buses run every 20 minutes from the south bus station, is the hub of beach life in Mykonos. This is where the buses bring hordes of people every half an hour to catch the caiques to the outlying beaches. The sandy beach is jammed with taverna after taverna and hotel after hotel. Only visitors staying in hotels seem to swim at this beach, for it's just too busy most of the time. If you're staying here and have asked for a seafront or sea-view room from any of the hotels, be prepared for noise. Many visitors hoping to hear the waves from their beach hotels end up with screeching scooter noise and clanging dishes instead.
Daily small boat transport from the Platis Yialos pier to all other south coast beaches of Paranga, Agrari, Elia, Paradise and Super Paradise.
Agios Ioannis Beach