The small, high society beach of Hai Ghiannis, at the western part of the island, facing to Delos, famous from the film “Shirley Valentine”, is one of the most popular beaches of Mykonos. Being at a distance of only 5 klm far from Chora it is easily accessible by any means of transportation and regularly connected with public bus.
The beach is formed by several small creeks; with its white sand and the light blue clear water, with its special atmosphere, it conveys a mood of rest and relaxation. It is separated from the beaches of Ornos and Korfos by a rather long low mountain named Diakoftis.
Many visitors pretend that Hai Ghiannis is the most beautiful beach of the island, the one with a breathtaking view of Delos and a very romantic and fascinating sunset.
Platys Gialos – General view mykonos island Situated at a distance of 4,5 klm far from Chora at the South Platys Gialos is, following its greek name, a long and large sandy beach with clear blue-green cool water and a settlement with natural beauty.
Arriving here, the visitor comes across a fascinating bay, well protected, separated to three smaller sandy beaches by little capes, low hills and rocks, which form the successive beaches of Psarou, Platys Gialos and Aghia Anna and discern them from the more remote beach of Paraga at the Cafe Cape.
At the hill on the left of public road, at Portes, ruins of an ancient castle witness for the long history of the place.
The beach has good access from Chora, with buses running every half an hour; caiques and boats bring visitors to all the southern beaches of the island: Paraga, Paradise and Super Paradise, Agrari and Elia.
Not only nature, but people have taken care so that the settlement contributes to the harmony of the landscape. Despite the intense touristic development, the settlement has preserved some of the features of the old agricultural character it used to have: cultivation extended on terraces climb the slopes of the hills, the characteristic reed – beds at the small gorges, the gardens and trees discarded here and there make an idyllic environment and give the promise of relaxation and calm.
Being one of the oldest and more developed beaches, Platys Gialos is well organized, offering good accommodation, several choices for food and amusement, sea sports and car and motorbike rental; it is suitable both for families and young tourists and very popular to all categories of visitors.