The narrow small port of Ornos is situated to the south of Hora and, along with Korfos bay, they set the borders of the Diakofti peninsula. Around the small port, where boats and fishing caiques anchor, several new snow-white houses have been built, examples of the Cycladic architecture. The beach of the small bay has crystal-clear waters and thin sand.
17 km southeast of Hora. Kalafatis is lined with a few hotels and is famous among tourists for its sparkling waters and the fine sand. There small cafes and tavernas.
SUPER PARADISE BEACH
Virtually void of hotels and without local bus service, the exclusivity of Super Paradise beach has made it a favorite for gay visitors to the island for many years. Nude tolerant, this beautiful beach set in a small but deep bay has good restaurants and bar discos that echo throughout the day the energy of the town's nightlife. Access to the beach is reached by taxi, private vehicle and a regular boat service from the Platys Gialos dock.
Once a quiet spot Elia has long since been discovered not least since a water park was built nearby. Regarded by many as the best beach on the island it is a long, broad swathe of coarse sand backed by a steep circle of hills and split by a rocky headland. The sand turns to sharp pebbles under the sea. It has some very attractive restaurants and tavernas and is usually the last stop for many of the water taxis that frequent the southern shore. Another favourite with the gays there is also nude sunbathing at one end of the beach.
4 km south of Chora and next to Platys Gialos. Psarou is an organized beach, with all the amenities and facilities you can think of, from watersports to restaurants, and, at the same time, one of the top family beaches of the island.
A short, dusty walk over the headland at Elia takes you to Kalo Livadi the last port of call for the regular taxi boats. Another rustic setting and pleasant enough beach with small a taverna. The valley behind is particularly scenic and scattered with small white farmhouses. A place for those who prefer to avoid the crowds and the cruising.
Two kilometers north of town and facing to the west is the well developed beach of Agios Stefanos . Many hotels in this area supply a wide range of accommodation with the beach itself offering a good selection of restaurants and cafes. This family oriented beach can be reached via taxi, private vehicle or regular bus service from town.
The seaside settlement of Platis Gialos is situated about 5 km from the southern side of Mikonos (Hora). It has the most popular beach on the island, which attracts the largest number of tourists on Mikonos. The area is overpopulated, and among its houses big hotel units, guest's rooms and cottages have been built, while it is already known as a water-sport centre. Also, of great interest is the underground cistern on the northern side of the settlement. It is known as "Pigadi tou Giannarou" (Giannaro's well) and it has very large dimensions. On its one side, there are steps which lead to its bottom. On the site called Leto, there are remains of three fortresses from the Hellenistic period that the locals call "Portes" (Doors).
Directly north and a short distance from town is the seldom crowded beach area of Tourlos . This long and narrow stretch faces west and runs the entire lenghth of this extensive bay. Known in previous years more for its hotel development than its beach facilities this area is now the location of Mykonos' newly developed commercial port and public yacht harbour. Local bus and taxi service to the area is frequent. Food and refreshments are available at either end of the bay.