Merchia Beach in Mykonos: Merchia is located on the northeast part of Mykonos, 8 km away from Ano Mera Village. The beach is situated in a small bay and is ideal for travelers seeking the alternative side of Mykonos. It offers tranquility and seclusion from the crowds who visit the Cycladic island for its endless parties and extreme events.
Merchia Beach has a small, sandy coast with a few pebbles and clear blue waters, surrounded by little vegetation and a few picturesque houses that belong mostly to some fishermen. There are no umbrellas or sunbeds available, although you will find some salt cedars that offer shade if you haven't brought your umbrella especially during the hot summer days. In addition, given that the place is secluded with no taverns, restaurants or snack bars around, it is important to have water and food with you. However, keep in mind that access to Merchias is a bit difficult because you have to cross a dirt road in order to get to the beach, though it's totally worth it.
Moreover, within a short distance from the beach is the small chapel of Saint Nicholas, built on the rocks right by the sea. In addition to the church, close to Merchia, there are a lot of luxurious villas and residences for rent, but if you are interested in making a reservation in August, you will have to arrange your booking several months in advance due to high demand. Last but not least, visiting Merchias can also be combined with excursions to other beaches in the northeast tip of Mykonos, such as Fokos and Mersini.
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How to get to Merchia beach
There are many different ways to get to Merchia Beach from any location on the island.
Airport to Merchia: 13.6 km / 8.4 miles | New Port to Merchia: 15.2 km / 9.4 miles | Town to Merchia: 13.8 km / 8.5 miles
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Mykonos transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or from your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 694 559 7854, 0030 22890 22400 or book your taxi online.
Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Mykonos with as little as 10 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or from your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover Merchia Beach and many other places of interest in Mykonos at their own pace.