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Old 06-18-2014, 10:47 AM   #1
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Mykonos help!

Anyone been to Mykonos and would like to recommend a beach to visit for the day? I currently have planned to go to Platis Gialos Beach to the Mykonos Palace hotel because they will pick us up for free and reserve sunbeds for us and we can eat lunch in the hotel. But after reading reviews on TripAdvisor, I'm not sure that this is the best beach. We would like one that has safe and clean swimming for kids, but not super crowded and also food/drinks nearby. Sunbeds are nice, but not a must. Really want somewhere pretty with nice views. Thanks!

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Anyone been to Mykonos and would like to recommend a beach to visit for the day? I currently have planned to go to Platis Gialos Beach to the Mykonos Palace hotel because they will pick us up for free and reserve sunbeds for us and we can eat lunch in the hotel. But after reading reviews on TripAdvisor, I'm not sure that this is the best beach. We would like one that has safe and clean swimming for kids, but not super crowded and also food/drinks nearby. Sunbeds are nice, but not a must. Really want somewhere pretty with nice views. Thanks!

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Elia beach is the best shelves gently into the sea so good for kids, faces south, does have
a taverna there and limited water sports DCL do go there but I have hired a jeep to go there. Free shuttles may be packed. Buses run to Elia as we'll. some other beaches such as Kefias are windy.
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Anyone been to Mykonos and would like to recommend a beach to visit for the day? I currently have planned to go to Platis Gialos Beach to the Mykonos Palace hotel because they will pick us up for free and reserve sunbeds for us and we can eat lunch in the hotel. But after reading reviews on TripAdvisor, I'm not sure that this is the best beach. We would like one that has safe and clean swimming for kids, but not super crowded and also food/drinks nearby. Sunbeds are nice, but not a must. Really want somewhere pretty with nice views. Thanks!

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We spent our day at Platis Gialos. We enjoyed it a lot. It is rather crowded, but we enjoyed people watching. Our daughters, 15 and 13, swam and played in the water. We had shaded loungers right where you first get to the beach. There might have been a charge for them, or else it was covered under our food and drink. The restaurant was right there, with great access to food and drink. The owner was very nice and chatted with us for a while.





















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Wow! Thanks for the pictures. That doesn't look too bad. But looks like with little ones, I need chairs right at the water. Any other suggestions out there?TIA
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We went there a few years ago and stayed at the Mykonos Grande Hotel. We walked down to Ornos Beach one day and it was very nice. I do remember lounge chairs similar to the photos above and there were quite a few people there. Also some great places to eat right on the beach.
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We're considering the DCL Elia beach excursion. Is it worth it? Or are we better just staying on the ship and sitting by the pool?
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We're considering the DCL Elia beach excursion. Is it worth it? Or are we better just staying on the ship and sitting by the pool?
Loverly. Each we'll worth it I am going by jeep

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