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THE BEACHES OF MYKONOS ISLAND - KALAFATIS BEACH IN THE SOUTHEAST OF MYKONOS
Kalafatis village The small village beach Maxim in Kalafatis Alge on a pier...
A yaught in Kalafatis Beach The big beach of Kalafatis A kaik in Kalafatis The small village of Kalafatis as seen from the main beach

Nederlands If you come to Kalafatis it's like coming to another island. It's very un-mykonian. This is where you get away from the crowds and find your rest. Kalafatis is a very long stretch of sand with some hotels on one side and a little authentic, charming Greek village on the other side. Also here there are a few rooms for rent. I just LOVED it. The little village comes with a beautiful harbour with kaiks and yet another small beach. There are one or two taverna's and that's it.

Kalafatis has a connection by bus to the capital Mykonos Town a couple of times a day, so not every hour or half an hour like some of the other villages and beaches on Mykonos island. We've been there a couple of times and came by bus. The first time I got off the bus at Ano Mera and walked the island towards Kalafatis Beach, which was quite a pleasent experience. The last bus returning at that time was at 6 o'clock in the evening. I don't know if that has changed by now. The number of buses might have increased. If you are not staying in Kalafatis and you want to return home later and you don't have a car or a bike, there is always and option to take a taxi. They are inexpensive in Mykonos. On Kalafatis beach you will see people snorkelling and there is also a windsurfing center here. You can hire a jetski at the beach.

Nowadays there are sun beds and umbrellas for rent on the beach (this was different when I was there a couple of years ago, so things have changed), but there is also a section without those facilities. Around Kalafatis Beach are trees where you can find some shade. On a part of the bottom of the sea at Kalafatis Beach there are some sea plants and quite a few small fish are swimming around here, which makes it extra fun for snorkelers.

The wallpainting at Markos taverna A bell hanging in front of Markos taverna A kaik in Kalafatis Me and Methismennos posing in Kalafatis
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On the other side of the hill you will find the beach resort of Agia Anna, more modern and less to my taste, but also with nice kaiks in the blue turqoise water, and a good sand beach. Music here sometimes :(, so it's not for me. Kalafatis has some wind every now and then, so it's also the windsurf center of the island. In the little village between the two hills (opposite the main beach) just above the Venetian remains there is a wonderful fish tavern called Markos, with a pond inside the restaurant where the fish are swimming, and a beautifully decorated wall. Many people in Kalafatis Beach take up snorkling and there is also a windsurf center at the beach.

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Mykonos Hotels - Kalafatis View - luxury villas with private pool
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Villa Kalafatis View, Kalafatis Beach Mykonos Villa Kalafatis View, Kalafatis Beach Mykonos Villa Kalafatis View, Kalafatis Beach Mykonos Villa Kalafatis View, Kalafatis Beach Mykonos

Each with a private pool, Kalafatis View offers modern Cycladic-style villas with panoramic Aegean Sea views from their balconies and patios. It is located 1.5 km from the beaches of Kalafatis and Agia Anna. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. Featuring beamed ceilings and light wood furnishings, all air-conditioned villas have a living room with a fireplace and flat-screen, satellite TV. Each includes a fully equipped kitchen, as well as a stone-built BBQ by the pool. Free toiletries and a hairdryer are provided in the bathrooms. Guests can find a mini market and local taverns at 1 km from Kalafatis View. Mykonos Port lies at 11 km and Mykonos International Airport is 13 km away. Free, private parking is available on site.

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Mykonos Hotels - Aphrodite Beach Hotel & Resort - Kalafatis Beach
Aphrodite Beach Hotel & Resort, Kalafatis Beach Mykonos Aphrodite Beach Hotel & Resort, Kalafatis Beach Mykonos Aphrodite Beach Hotel & Resort, Kalafatis Beach Mykonos Aphrodite Beach Hotel & Resort, Kalafatis Beach Mykonos

Aphrodite Beach Hotel & Resort is situated next to the picturesque Kalafatis beach. It features a swimming pool, tennis court and 2 restaurants. Wellness facilities include a fitness centre and 2 hot tubs. The Aphrodite Beach Hotel offers stylish rooms with a balcony, most of them overlooking the Aegean Sea. All are well equipped with air conditioning, safety deposit box, satellite TV and minibar. Guests may relax at in the large swimming pool or enjoy a cocktail or snack at the pool bar. There are 2 restaurants, offering Greek & Mediterranean cuisine by the seaside. An on-site nightclub is also available. The resort offers a number of activities, such as volleyball, windsurfing and scuba diving. Lively Mykonos Town is just a 15-minute drive. An on-site boutique is available at Hotel Aphrodite Beach.

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