Mykonos Areas | Elia
Elia is famously one of the most elegant sandbars of Mykonos, while there are many that hold that it is the best beach on the island - pay her a visit and find out for yourself! Located 8 km from the town of Mykonos, it is quiet and peaceful and will surely steal your heart! The main feature of the beach is the endless golden sand that gently gives way to the eternal Aegean - here you can enjoy the summer and experience the famed hospitality of the locals. Simplicity and austerity are two of the many reasons that Elia will captivate you.
In Elia, you will often wonder why your deja vu keeps “kicking in”, and why so many faces seem familiar…The answer? You'll find quite a few famous guests here, so have your camera ready for lots of... shots! Swim in the clear waters and enjoy the comfort offered by the well-organized beach, drink your coffee, relax on your deckchair, read your newspaper and be sure no one will disturb your tranquil state of harmony. If you're lucky, you might sit very close to someone famous - everybody that’s somebody is in Elia of Mykonos.
Elia is also ideal for water sports (such as water skiing, windsurfing, jet skiing), but it is also an ideal resort for families and couples. It exudes an exotic atmosphere, with its turquoise waters and the rolling hills that “hug” the premises. You can access Elia by bus or boat from Platy Gialos in less than 45 minutes.
Elia is teeming with exceptional hotels, restaurants and taverns. Be sure to visit the big park near the area, "Watermania", where you can eat, drink, and most importantly, play for hours in the large pools and the impressive water slides - It matters not if you are old enough, everyone is entitled to some good ol’ natured fun! And if you get tired, take a break and sample the food in the self-service restaurant and coffee bar.
Where to stay
Elia is literally teeming with excessively luxurious resorts for you to choose from. The Panoptis Estate is, without a doubt, the highlight of Panoptis Escape, featuring an open space of 1,500m2 and a 130m2 infinity pool, Villa Panoptis II doubles down with a private pool featuring magnificent sea views with 130m2 indoor space. Elegant, artfully renovated, efficiently reconstructed: Villa Panopotis III in Elia Of Mykonos is a 3 bedroom villa totaling 230m2 of indoor space. Named after the famous Beachfront in Mykonos, Villa Super Paradise I establishes a new concept in modern living. Villa Agios Sostis is a 3-bedroom luxury villa, able to accommodate up to 8 guests, while Villa Ornos is a 5-bedroom high profile resort, able to accommodate up to 12 guests. Villa Psarou is a 3-bedroom fully renovated resort, while Villa Super Paradise II is a spacious 2-floor, 6-bedroom lavish resort. The in-house 2-bedroom resort Villa Ftelia is a haven of comfort and luxury, while the Prestige Villa Experience sets the gold standard in modern hospitality on Mykonos. Apocalypsis Villa I offers a two-story four master guestroom resort that proves to be a luxury retreat in perfect harmony with its natural surroundings. The two-bedroom Temptation Villa in-house villa features a private infinity pool and an approx, the Elegant Villa I provides a soothing interpretation of simple and luxurious life on the Greek Islands, while the two master guestroom Mystique in-house villa features extremely modern amenities. Pure Villa is an approximately 83m2 in-house villa of great elegance, while the Elegant Villa II offers a sophisticated take on the summertime vacation experience. Apocalypsis Villa II rivals the luxury of its sibling, and so do the Grand Majestic Villa and Grand Majestic Villa II.
Where to eat
You cannot go wrong with the namesake Elia Restaurant Beach, which offers generous portions at competitive prices. For traditional Mykonian gastronomical dishes try Espuma Restaurant and make sure to sample something off the seafood menu. Unshackled by the cliche vibes of so many Greek island fooderies, Celebrities Greek Mediterranean Restaurant is the ideal place to try tender vinegar marinated octopus and enjoy the majestic ambiance.
Where to have fun
Sishu Sushi is your go to place for sushi and delicious cocktails, which you can enjoy inside a beautifully decorated interior design. Calm and nonchalant vibes are prevalent at Alley Cafe, a cozy coffee shop that doubles as a bar at night.