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Agia Anna beach Mykonos

Approaching Agia Anna beach along a coastal pathway from Platis Gialos

 

Convenient crescent: One of my favourite beaches on Mykonos is Agia Anna, a small, golden sand crescent wedged into the rocky peninsula that juts into the Aegean Sea between Platis Gialos and Paraga. It’s a peaceful little strand (in spring, at least) with only a handful of rental umbrellas and lounge chairs, and unimpeded views across the turquoise waters toward busy Platis Gialos beach on the opposite side of the bay. Although it’s book-ended by two of the island’s most popular beaches, Agia Anna feels like it’s a little out of the way, yet still conveniently located. It’s just a 15-minute hike to Platis Gialos along a coastal trail, while Paraga is a short five-minute walk away. And what I like best about Agia Anna: Nicolas Taverna, a family restaurant beside the beach, with a row of tables under some shade trees right on the sand. Even if you’re not big on beaches, I recommend making the trek to Agia Anna just to savour a delicious home-cooked meal at Nicolas — the cuisine alone is worth the scenic walk!

 

Agia Anna beach on Mykonos

Umbrellas, lounge chairs and windbreaks at little Agia Anna beach on Mykonos

 

Agia Anna Beach Mykonos

A view of Agia Anna beach from the peninsula separating it from Paraga

 

Agia Anna beach Mykonos

Another view of Agia Anna beach from the peninsula

 

Agia Anna beach on Mykonos

Lounge chairs and umbrellas are available for rent in front of Nicolas taverna …

 

Agia Anna beach Mykonos

… but there’s plenty of space elsewhere on the beach to drop a mat or towel

 

Agia Anna beach Mykonos

Looking across Agia Anna beach toward the big rocky peninsula

 

Agia Anna beach Mykonos

Looking from Agia Anna beach across the bay toward Platis Gialos beach

 

Agia Anna beach Mykonos

Another view toward Platis Gialos from Agia Anna beach

 

Agia Anna beach Mykonos

Lounge chairs and umbrellas on Agia Anna beach

 

Agia Anna beach Mykonos

Late afternoon sunshine sparkles in the bay off Agia Anna beach

 

Nicolas taverna Agia Anna beach Mykonos

Tree-shaded Nicolas taverna next to Agia Anna beach

 

 

 

 

Above is a short videoclip of Agia Anna beach; below is a longer clip with views of Agia Anna, Platis Gialos and Psarou beaches