Mykonos Areas | Kalafatis
Kalafatis is located approximately 12 km. east of the city of Mykonos. It is an organized beach, with trees that offer natural shade and turquoise waters that “flirt” with silver beachfronts. Namely and by many accounts, Kalafatis is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of the island.
The golden sand and the clear blue waters create an idyllic landscape, while a plethora of deluxe villas and hotels await to cater for your needs. Windsurfing (it's paradise for windsurfers because of the strong winds), beach relaxation, water sports, delicious food, creative cocktails and whatever else you can think of, you'll find it in Kalafatis! The beach marries the zen vibes of an otherwise not populated place with an adrenaline fueled nightlife, using the best elements of both worlds.
Kalafatis is one of the only beaches in Mykonos surrounded by verdant trees (ideal for a cool midday siesta), and it spans over a large portion of the island. The area is also known for its pristine tourist accommodation and its infrastructure that supports extreme sports. The beach also has a diving school for those who want to explore the magical underwater world of the Aegean - put on your wetsuit and mask, grab your gear and the deep blue sea awaits! Athletes from all over the world come here to compete against each other in windsurfing, and show their skills.
What to do
There are many restaurants with delicious seafood and Greek cuisine - try eggplant pilaf and onion pie, among others, and cool off with sumada, a refreshing almond-based drink. For dessert, of course, you won't be able to resist the Mykonian walnut pie. If you want to enjoy short excursions, you can take a boat that goes to Dragon Island, a slither of land that is riddled with many hidden caves, begging to be explored. After a day of extreme sports and uncharted waters, enjoy the evening on your villa balcony with a cool slice of watermelon - life is good.
Where to stay
Kalafatis also enjoys a host of spacious villas. Villa Florentia is a Luxury Villa featuring 6 masterfully designed bedrooms. Villa Alexia is a stylish 210m2 4-bedroom residence that belongs to a complex of three independent vacation homes, while Villa Nikolina is a gorgeous 220m2 4-bedroom resort that comes packed with stylish pergolas. Villa Azeta is a gorgeous 250m2 four-bedroom al fresco villa, and Villa Harmony is a 5-bedroom chic resort, able to accommodate up to 8+2 guests. The 9-person Angel II in Kalafatis bay is a cozy luxury Mykonos villa for a family or group of friends, while the Angel Estate and Angel I are both spacious villas split over three levels. Finally, the airy Angel III is the perfectly expansive villa for family and friends group holidays in Mykonos.
Where to eat
Classic Mediterranean dishes and rich wines await you at Petrino Aquarius, a chic restaurant that does not sacrifice quality for hasty service. For exotic dishes that still retain their traditional flavor, visit L' aragosta and make sure to order their famous moussaka. Grilled salmon, lemon sardine, deep fried kalamaraki, fresh “Horiatiki” with rich feta cheese - these and more flavors are eager to be savored at restaurant “Thalassa”.
Where to have fun
Clean, organized and simple yet effective - Agia Anna Beach Bar & Restaurant entails a complete experience, from coffee in the morning to spirits at night. Retaining the zen atmosphere of Kalafatis, Spilia restaurant is the ideal cocktail bar to try new and innovative concoctions.