Back in the 1970s, Mykonos was much-loved by the hippy generation for its blissful sandy beaches, where nudism was all part of the fun. Forty years later, commercial tourism has brought more mainstream visitors to the island, many of whom are not inspired by naked bathing. However, one place you can still get
your all-over tan is the sandy beach of Paranga on the south coast, which has remained faithful to the hippy vibe. Paranga is in fact two beaches, separated by a small peninsular. The eastern one is more lively with straw umbrellas and beach bars, and the western one is more peaceful and naturist-friendly.