The whitewashed village of Psarou is nestled on Mykonos’ south-western shores, pulled up against a sandy beach of the same name. The area offers up the island’s trademark standout scenery, all sugarcube low-rise buildings surrounded by grassy peaks and fields of wildflowers.
It’s a popular destination for Greek visitors, so holidays to Psarou have a more authentic flavour than lots of other island resorts. Think traditional restaurants serving local dishes, and cutesy shops and cafés. The beach is the main attraction – all white sand and pebble and gorgeous clear blue waves.
There are countless other beaches to try out nearby, such as the sandy sweeps in Kavo Livadi and Agios Ioannis
. Most are backed by atmospheric beach bars that attract big crowds at sunset. When it dips below the horizon, the DJ sets start and it’s all about dancing until dawn.