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Platys Gialos is one of the most popular beach resorts on Mykonos Island. It is located in the southern part of the island, just about four kilometers away from Mykonos Town. The beach has nice golden sand and is very long. It attracts lots of visitors during the summer months and is organized in a pretty good way. There are plenty of water sport facilities on the beach, as well as umbrellas and sunbeds for hire. Behind the beach there is a line of hotels, bars and tavernas, which gives this beach a nice cosmopolitan feel. Besides hotels and tavernas, there are a few nice cubical white houses and a scenic hill behind that complete the overall look of Platys Gialos.
The weather in Platys Gialos is almost perfect throughout the whole year. There is an average twelve hours of sunshine in the summer months. Summer temperatures are in the upper 30s C, while spring and autumn seasons are also pleasantly warm. January and February are the coldest months, but the temperatures are always above 10 C in winter.
Sea waters in Platys Gialos have a turquoise color and are very clear. The hill protects the beach from winds and the beach has a Blue Flag award for highest quality. That is what attracts people to this beach. People usually visit Platys Gialos as a part of their daily excursions, but there is a fair share of people that spend their whole holidays in the place. Hotels are very close to the beach, so lots of people go straight to the beach by taking just a few steps from their hotel rooms.
Being one of the most visited and most popular visited beaches on the island, Platys Gialos has a very good connection with other places on Mykonos. Mykonos Town is just ten minutes bus drive away towards north, and buses run every half an hour. From Platys Gialos you can take a boat excursion and visit some of the beaches located on the southern part of the island, such as Agrari, Paradise, Super Paradise, Elia and Paranga. Ancient location of Lito is also nice place to visit, where you can see archeological ruins dating back from the Hellenistic period.
Platys Gialos is a place for relaxing, sunbathing and swimming, and enjoying a good lazy day on the beach. Families love the place due to the golden sand and nice shallow waters, and younger generations enjoy the beach bars and taking part in numerous water sports. It is an ideal place for spending a day on the beach. It is also a place that can serve as a great base for exploring the local beaches on the southern coast of the island. Boat trips to other places are the main attractions, and good thing is that Mykonos Town is very close if you want to explore something more. Interesting architecture, lots of chapels, boutiques, art galleries and museums – Mykonos Town has plenty to offer if you want to take a short excursion.