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Fokos and Mirsini beaches

Mostly frequented by locals, Fokos beach is away from the crowds and does not have beach clubs or bars. In fact, the beach has no formal infrastructure, and there are no fancy seats, sunbeds or parasols in sight. Bring your own towels, chairs and bottled water. There is, however, a lovely small tavern, where you can have a simple and delicious lunch. We had some bean salad, feta spread with bread and some seafood, a straight forward and tasteful meal. From a distance, the sea looks deceptively darker than the usual Mykonos turquoise, but as you get closer and dive in you will delight in crystal clear waters. This very experience is to us one of the many uniquely alluring aspects of the Greek islands: a sea with dozens of different shades of blue! Go further north, a ten minute ride, and you will get to Mirsini, another non-structured beach with pristine waters, very few people and where you can have fun diving into the sea from the rocks.