Popularity: Not Much
Style: Freeride, Freestyle, Wave
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Good, Specialist
The pleasant little fishing port Ornos has recently developed into a self-contained village full of Mykonos cheap or luxury Hotels. The cosmopolitan beach is a favorable destination among single people as well as families due to all the things it has to offer. Several sailing boats and yachts wisely choose to drop their anchor there, where the wind and the water is calm.
It’s just 2,5 km away from picturesque Mykonos Town and only 5 minutes’ driving from Mykonos International Airport.
Medium Months: May, June, July, August, September
Wind Type: Thermal Winds, Frontal Winds
Best Direction: S
Main Direction: N
Wind Factor: 17-21 knots (5 bft), 22-27 knots (6 bft), 28-33 knots (7 bft)
Main Wind Direction: Onshore
Winter only! In high season the bay belongs to countless boats and swimmers. But once the hotels have packed their parasols away, a few locals use Ornos Beach in southerly wind -which is onshore, so less gusty than anywhere else.
Quality: Crystal Clear
Depth: Average (deepens gently and incrementally)
The beach lies south facing and is located in a sheltered cove. Due, for the most part to the sea's sandy bottom which drops off very gently from the shore, Ornos beach provides the perfect family beach. Nice blue water.
Bathers Period: May, June, July, August, September
Kid Friendly: Yes
Attention: Concrete, Garbage
This beach made by fine caster sand. The sheltered bay is really beautiful but, unfortunately, in summertime is full of young people, families and tourists.
Access to Ornos: The beach of Ornos is located in the south-west coast of Mykonos, 3,5 km (40-minute walk) away from the center of Mykonos and the same (only 5 min by car) from the Airport. Also, the spot is 7 km from the new port and 3,5 km from the old port. From Mykonos drive south to Ornos. The bay is where the soccer stadium is.
Although, most visitors arrive on the regular daily buses or the frequent water taxis. Frequent local bus service is available either from airport either from ports and the capital.
Access to Mykonos:
Arrival by Airplane: Mykonos National Airport (JMK) is located at 4 km from Mykonos town (Chora) and it can take about 15 min. by car to cover that distance. There is no public bus operating on this route and the most common way to reach Mykonos town from the airport is by taxi. Taxis can be found waiting outside the airport.
Arrival by Ferry/Boat: Mykonos Island features two ports; the old Mykonos Harbor, where arrive all the ferries and there is also the New Port of Tourlos, mostly used for Cruise Ships. The main port to take you to Mykonos from Athens is Piraeus, but there are also ferries departures, especially high-speed ferries, from the port of Rafina, which is closest to the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. To reach Mykonos by sea, there are two types of ferries; the high-speed ferry which takes approximately 2,5 hours (from Rafina Port) and the normal ferry which is much slower and takes approximately 5 hours. You can also travel to Mykonos by ferry from/to main Cyclades Islands, Dodecanese Islands, Crete and Thessaloniki.
Local Transportation: When you arrive in Mykonos, you can either use the public transportation (local bus) or taxis or, even better, rent a car (or a motorbike in the summer). If you land to Mykonos airport, you can take a taxi or ask the rental agency that your car will wait for you at the airport. If you come by ferry, you can rent a car at the car rental agencies that surround the port.
Arrival by Car: Renting a car or a motorbike to get around is common practice in Mykonos and there are many such agencies operating at the airport, the harbor, Mykonos town, as well on certain beach areas like Platis Gyalos and Kalafatis.
Arrival by Bus: Departure points: Agios Stefanos and the New Port, next to Remezzo departures to Ano Mera, Elia, Kalafatis and from Fabrika departures to Plati Gyalos, Paraga, Agios ioannis, Ornos, Paradise beach.
Arrival by Taxi: Taxis in Mykonos are grey in color. They can be hailed on the street or arrive by appointment.