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Super Paradise Beach – a nice alternative
The beaches on Mykonos are dispersed over the island, but nothing is too difficult to get to, nor too far away. Your choice of beach really just depends on how busy you want it to be ie a party beach or an opportunity to relax. We decided on Super Paradise Beach, a short bus ride from the old town. Most of the buses to the beaches go from the main square at the edge of the town. Don’t expect any fancy bus station.
You will just notice a heap of big buses trying to park in amongst the crazy mopeds scooting about and the pedestrians casually sauntering across the road. It’s definitely a town where you need to have eyes in the back of your head. The bus ride takes about 15-20 minutes and costs 1.60 euros.
The photo above shows our first glimpse of the beach. Being used to the wonderful white sandy beaches of Australia, it’s always a little bit of a culture shock still when we see beaches like this. This photo is also a validation of the type of environment these Greek Islands have. Bare, desolate and rocky for the most part, and incredibly dry. But then, in amongst it all are pockets of pure beauty, all wrapped up in the crystal blue Aegean waters.
We had chosen Super Paradise beach, as a local had given us a tip that it was a “little less crazy” than the others. I’d hate to see the others in their prime as this was still very busy.
We got there “early” around 11:30am and found ourselves a groovy beach umbrella and two sun beds and then spent the next few hours hanging out, swimming and having some beers. By the time we were ready to go, a number of the fancy yachts had also anchored just off shore again. The party crowd was about to descend!