The beach at Tourlos, on the northwest coast of Mykonos, is a great deal more peaceful than many of its neighbours – it has a lovely stretches of golden sand, but is less commercial than some, without the familiar array of organised sunloungers and water sports concessions.
The added bonus of Tourlos holidays is that you get peerless views of the new port. So, as well as sunshine, upmarket hotels and great food, you can spread out your towel on the beach and enjoy watching the slow, gentle comings and goings of boats ranging all the way from tiny fishing craft up to gigantic cruise liners. All this serene loveliness is combined with great seafood restaurants, and a lively and welcoming taverna scene. If you want to branch out, Mykonos Town is just a short taxi ride away, making holidays to Tourlos a good bet for travellers of all tastes.
Tourlos is blessed with a number of excellent restaurants, from high-end formal gourmet spots to more relaxed, traditional Greek eateries. A consistent theme is freshly caught seafood.
Hit the water
The resort’s handy location by the port means catching a boat trip is easy. Be sure to book a voyage that visits the historic nearby island of Delos.
Go to town
Tourlos has great tavernas for your evening ouzos, and if you want something a bit livelier later, Mykonos Town, with its plethora of bars, is a short taxi ride away.