With its long stretch of golden sand and steady coastal winds, Kalafatis Beach is not only one of Mykonos’ most beautiful beaches – it’s also earned a reputation as the island’s water sports hub. The beach is most renowned for its windsurfing, but other popular activities include jet skiing, water skiing, banana boating and wakeboarding.
For less adventurous beach-goers, Kalafatis also offers ample opportunities for swimming and snorkeling, as well as boat cruises around the sea caves of Dragonisi island. The beach itself is well equipped for families, with sunbeds and parasols for hire, beach volleyball nets, and a selection of cafés and restaurants nearby.
Insider’s Tip: Beach bars and sun beds for rent are located at both ends of the beach, but if you don’t want to pay, bring your own beach towel or parasol and head to the central strip.
Kalafatis Beach is located on the southeast coast of Mykonos island, 12km east of Mykonos Town.