Old Port Beach is a picturesque spot in the heart of Mykonos Town, the cosmopolitan capital of the Greek islands. Located just off of the Mykonos Old Town harbor, Old Port Beach is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. With brilliant white sands and crystal clear waters, the beach offers visitors the chance to relax and to truly appreciate the natural beauty of Mykonos.
During the day, visitors to Old Port Beach will find themselves surrounded by stunning views of the Aegean Sea, and have the chance to explore the harbor’s historic sights. The imposing Venetian Castle looms tall at the end of the beach with its 16th-century fortifications providing a dramatic backdrop. From the harbor, boats leave daily for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Delos, where visitors can explore some of the world’s most ancient ruins. Meanwhile, two colorful boats, the traditional fishing boats called “caiques”, can be found in the harbor, providing the perfect photo opportunity.
When the sun goes down, Old Port Beach is where the locals come to let their hair down. As the night draws in, little restaurants and bars populate the beachfront and twilight brings with it the unique sounds of a true Greek summer. Fascinated by the surroundings, visitors can relax right under the stars in an open air cinema or listen to the calming sound of live music emanating from nearby bars.
A preferred hang-out during the day and night, Old Port Beach stands out from the other beaches of Mykonos due to its easy access from town. Made more enjoyable by its shallow waters and tranquil atmosphere, the beach provides the ideal setting for families and couples to swim, explore and relax. For a more romantic experience, visitors can take a boat trip around the area and visit some of the hidden beaches of Mykonos.
Whether coming for the day or staying for the night, Old Port Beach offers visitors a unique Greek beach experience. From its ancient harbor to its unique nightlife, the beach is sure to provide a wonderful glimpse into the culture and lifestyle of the idyllic island of Mykonos.