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Plaka, the longest sandy beach in the Cyclades
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Information about the Beaches in Cyclades islands, in Greece but also information about beaches in many islands of the group: The most popular Greek islands belong to the island group of Cyclades. Located in close distance to Athens and with characteristic architecture style, these islands also stand out for their gorgeous sandy beaches. There, you can find Cycladic beaches of all styles: pebbled or sandy, organized or remote, large coasts or small coves. In all cases, the Cyclades host some of the most impressive beaches in Greece.
The most beautiful sandy beaches in the Cyclades are located in Mykonos, Naxos, Paros and Milos. These three islands are also great for water sports, particularly for windsurfing and kitesurfing: Golden Beach in Paros, Mikri Vigla in Naxos and the southern beaches of Mykonos are very popular with these wind sports.
The rest of the Cyclades islands are not that popular, therefore those Cyclades beaches are less busy. Milos, Sifnos, Amorgos, Andros, and Tinos have equally beautiful beaches but with fewer tourism facilities.
The best beach for families with kids is Agios Georgios Beach in Naxos and Platis Gialos in Mykonos.
The best beaches for partying are Paradise Beach on Mykonos and Pounta beach in Paros.
The best beaches for privacy are many. Any remote cove is ideal for relaxation and privacy and there are thousands of them. You just need to explore. We found many beautiful remote beaches on Milos and Ios.
The best beaches for wind sports are Mikri Vigla in Naxos & Golden beach in Paros.
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In any case, all Cyclades beaches have their own special charm. Either organized like the beaches of Mykonos and Paros or secluded like the fantastic beaches in Amorgos and Folegandros, they provide a fantastic location for relaxing and enjoying the Greek sun. Discover the best beaches in the Cyclades: Super Paradise in Mykonos, Plaka in Naxos, Kolymbithres in Paros, Tsigrado in Milos, and more.
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Super Paradise beach on Mykonos island is among the most beautiful beaches in the Cyclades and generally in Greece. This is a large bay on the southeastern side of Mykonos. One side is organized with sunbeds, umbrellas, beach bars, taverns, and watersports, and this is the most popular part of the beach. There is also a more secluded side with fewer tourists. The soft golden sand and the crystal water makes Super Paradise among the most fantastic beaches in Cyclades islands.
Plaka beach in Naxos island is among the largest beaches in the Cyclades. With soft white sand and exotic waters, it attracts many visitors but it never gets packed due to its large size. Some parts of Plaka beach are organized with sunbeds, umbrellas, taverns, and watersports, but the largest part of the beach is not organized and ideal for total relaxation and privacy.
Located on the southern side of Milos island, Tsigrado beach is difficult to reach but totally worth the effort. The soft white sand and the amazing water of Tsigrado make a fantastic place to swim. This beach is totally unorganized and visitors should take their own supplies with them. In order to reach this stunning place, people have to get down to the beach through a short cliff.
Located in close distance to the port and main capital of Ios, Mylopotas is the most popular beach on the island. Due to the many watersports centers and the beach bars that line up the sandy coast, Mylopotas is a great place for young visitors. Many beach parties are organized during summer nights, creating a cheerful atmosphere. The soft golden sand and the crystal waters of Mylopotas attract many tourists.
Elia is among the largest beaches of Mykonos island. Located on the southeastern side of Mykonos, this is the last stop of the boats that depart from Mykonos Town and go to the southern beaches of the island. Elia is organized with many umbrellas, sunbeds, restaurants, and bars but it is quieter than other Mykonos beaches. It distinguishes for the fantastic water and the soft sand.
Kolymbithres beach in Paros island is located right opposite the bay of Naoussa, on the northern side of the island. This is not actually a large beach but small coves with soft sand and crystal waters. The most impressive thing about Kolymbithres is the white rocks that separate the coves and which are frequently used for sunbathing. This place can be reached by bus or boat from the port of Naoussa.
Red beach is the most famous beach in Santorini island. Although the seabed can be pretty inconvenient due to the pebbles, it offers an impressive landscape with red cliffs and evident volcanic background. The red beach gets very popular, especially in high season. Part of the beach is organized with sun beds and umbrellas. Next to the Red beach is the White beach, with white cliffs and nudism-friendly.
Mouros is a pebbled beach located 15km southeast of Chora. Its main characteristic is the rare turquoise water. This rather small beach is sandy with some rock formations spread around the shore. Behind the rocks, there are two small caves that you can swim and snorkel.
Agios Prokopios in Naxos is among the most organized beaches on the island. It is found in close distance to the main town and the port and gets very popular with visitors. A part of Agios Prokopios is lined up with umbrellas, sun beds, beach bars, taverns, and watersports centers, while other parts are not organized at all. Many hotels and apartments are also found in walking distance from the beach.
Although Kythnos is among the least developed islands of the Cyclades, it is home to a fantastic beach, Kolona. Located in a secluded spot on the northwestern side of the island, Kolona is actually a peninsula with two sandy shores that connects Kythnos with the tiny islet of Saint Minas. Right before Kolona is another great beach, called Fykiada.
Are you looking for a hotel near one of the most beautiful beaches of Cyclades? Check our proposed Cyclades hotels.
Information about the best beaches in some of the most popular islands of the Cyclades: