Elia Beach

Mykonos, Greece

beach type: sandy (细沙)

attracts: mostly gay (主要同志族群)

clothing: clothing optional

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Elia Beach is one of the largest on Mykonos and in recent years, has become the most popular with gay sunbathers.

This sandy beach is well-managed with plenty of good quality sunbeds and shades to rent.  The right-hand end (assuming you are looking at the sea) is gay & nudist.

If you rent a sun bed & shade, then you can expect an ‘at seat’ drinks and snacks service.  This is particularly convenient as the bar is at the other end of the beach, but not cheap, so it’s still a good idea to bring your own drink, cigarettes, etc.  Having said that, our beach attendant was a bronzed, smooth-talking Greek hunk who had us ordering from his menu every hour or so.

The large open-air beach restaurant, located close to the beach car park, offers an extensive menu of seafood and meat dishes. Good food, but expensive.

Elia beach’s gay section is generally quiet in the morning with people arriving around lunch time and leaving around 5 to

How to get there

Hire a car and drive.  There is a car park at the beach. We think this is the best option if you are in a group and plan to visit Elia most days.Take a bus from the Northern Bus Station (close to the old port ferry quay), buses depart at regular intervals from 11:00 – check at the station for the current schedule.Alternatively, take a bus from the main Southern Bus Station to Plato Yailos and then catch the regular boat service to Elia. Last updated: 02-25-2014

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Andronikos Hotel

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Arte & Mare Elia Mykonos Suites

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Reviews from other users

  1. I just came back fro

    “I just came back from Greece a couple of moths ago and i visteid Naxos and Amorgos island. i fell in love with both of them. Naxos is quiet but still has tons of English speaking tourists. We rented a car and drove around the whole island and the view was just breathtaking. There are many little historical sites on the island and we visteid a little town called Apollonis which has a great beach and great little cafes. When you arrive there by ferry there are tons of people standing around offering you to stay at their hotel and you can bargain with them and see who will give you the cheapest price. We stayed at a hotel called Hotel Panorama which was just beautiful and allows access to the roof from which you can look out at the endless Aegean. Amorgos is very quiet and tranquil and does not have many english speaking tourists or bars but if you are looking for a couple of days just for yourself I would highly recommend it. The locals there are so sweet. There is a beach that we drove to ( unfortunately i can’t remember the name) but it was the most amazing beach and one of the best experiences of my life. There were close to no people when we got there which made the experience that much more terrific. There were caves close by to which you can swim to and into it was an experience like no other. The ferry ride from pireus to naxos is 7 hours and from naxos to amorgos about 2 hours. Its quiet far but it was so worth it. I didn’t like Athens all that much to tell you the truth. It doesn’t compare to the islands whatsoever and I couldn’t wait to get away from it. Hope you have a fun vacation, Greece is definately one of the most amazing places in the world !”

    Bunga on 09-05-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Gay Beach Guide user, not of Gay Beach Guide. Problem with this review?

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