Kalo Livadi Mykonos beach guide
Kalo Livadi isn't a stand-out Mykonos party beach but it does have a strong following, especially among those who prefer the sound of lapping waves to that of all-day throbbing music.
It sits on the south-east coast, a couple of kilometres from the village of Ano Mera and about 10 kilometres from Mykonos Town, making it far enough away to be the last port of call for many of the water taxis that ferry visitors along this part of the south coast.
Kalo Livadi one of the biggest beaches on Mykonos, at nearly 500 metres deep, while the long shoreline and shallow water give it a wide open feel and make it a good choice for families with young children.
Although large sections of the beach are covered in sunbeds, the sands are long and deep enough for anyone to find somewhere quiet to lay down a towel.
The sands here are flat and deep and offer views across the water to the island of Naxos.
Unlike many of Mykonos' beaches, soft sand is in good supply here; a pleasant change from the sharp sand and pebbles that visitors find at many other resorts.
A trio of beach tavernas enjoy a good reputation for organic food. Established beach bars Sol-y-mar and Barbarola at each end have been joined by newcomer Nice 'n Easy in the middle.
Food is rated excellent, if pricey, by visitors but the bar music can put some people off on what has been traditionally a quiet beach. The music is more chill-out than heavy so it's not unbearable.
A regular bus stops at the junction on the hill behind and it's a 10 minute walk to the sands. Most visitors arrive by car or motorbike and there's car parking along the back of the sands where a bamboo fence acts as a wind break.
Kalo Livadi is worth seeking out by visitors looking for a change from the loud, party atmosphere of other Mykonos resorts. Small, sheltered coves along the coast offer even more solitude as well as some excellent snorkelling.