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Find information on Plati Gialos in our Travel Guide covering sights, foods and nightlife plus more...
Plati Gialos is only four kilometres from Mykonos Town on the south coast of the island. It was the first holiday development on Mykonos and has a good range of hotels and apartments. Plati Gialos is a popular family resort which becomes very busy during July and August when its long sandy beach is filled with sun-and-sea loving holidaymakers. There are many tavernas and restaurants catering for even the most pernickety and unadventurous palates and bars and pubs offering evening entertainment. Party animals can take a ten minute taxi ride to Mykonos Town where they will find a variety of riotous venues including a vibrant gay scene.
If you are looking for guaranteed summer sun, sand and sea, water sports, culinary delights and good wine in a relaxed resort then a Plati Gialos holiday is the one for you. Those who want relaxation by day and parties by night will benefit from the resort’s close proximity to Mykonos Town which is renowned for its dusk to dawn entertainment.
Plati Gialos is a relaxed resort much loved by families. Those with small children enjoy the sandy beach that shelves very gently into warm clear water. Water sports enthusiasts will find a range of activities to occupy their days. Couples wishing to relax in the sunshine also flock to Plati Gialos.
The dry hot summers are the most popular time to visit Plati Gialos. Mykonos can be a fairly windy island and the breeze has a tempering effect on the heat.
Plati Gialos enjoys a peaceful atmosphere even though it is only four kilometres from the centre of Mykonos Town. It has an excellent beach, very popular with families because of its soft sand and clear shallow water. There is also good provision of water sports. Plati Gialos has one of the longest stretches of sand on the island but if you want a change of scene there are water taxis to neighbouring beaches including to Elia where there is a water park. There is a two kilometre stroll or, if you prefer, a water taxi service to Paradiso Beach which is renowned for its all night beach parties. Tavernas and restaurants line the waterfront providing daylong refreshments and relaxing evening meals. Although shopping is limited it matters little as Plati Gialos is barely a stone’s throw from Mykonos Town with its wide range of shops. There is a half hourly bus service between the two throughout the day and into the evening.
An interesting excursion is a boat trip to the sacred island of Delos with its wonderful archaeological ruins.
A Plati Gialos holiday offers sun sea and sand in equal measures, all to be enjoyed in a relaxed and carefree atmosphere.
Plati Gialos nightlife is as relaxed by night as it is by day, reflecting the family nature of the resort. There are some very pleasant cocktail bars where you can enjoy a quiet drink and tavernas and restaurants where you can dine under the stars. Those looking for a livelier time can take a short taxi ride to Mykonos Town which is famous for its pulsating nightlife.
Plati Gialos shopping is limited to mini-markets for essentials and the usual number of gift and souvenir shops where you can purchase your holiday mementoes. Those wishing for a wider variety of goods can take a ten minute bus ride to Mykonos Town where the narrow winding streets are filled with shops of every description. Popular souvenirs include brightly coloured ceramics, embroidered linens, leather goods, jewellery and soaps made from olive oil.
Plati Gialos has many tavernas and restaurants serving a variety of menus from traditional island food to international cuisine. Fish is an important ingredient in the island’s gastronomy and there are some excellent fish restaurants along the sea front. Local wines are pleasant and inexpensive. A wider choice of food can be found in Mykonos Town.
Children are always made very welcome in restaurants and their tastes and portion sizes are usually accommodated.