The soft, sandy beach at Ornos is found on the southwest coast of Mykonos, draped around a sheltered bay with clear, calm and shallow water that is safe for family swimming and a popular anchorage for yachts. Thanks to its proximity to Mykonos Town, it is busy every day with a mixture of youngsters and families; sun loungers and parasols are available for a small fee and it is backed with a generous supply of seafront restaurants, tavernas and shops as well as cozy apartments, villas and several luxury hotels in what was once a traditional, whitewashed fishing village. Water sports facilities available at Ornos include water-skiing, diving and windsurfing, with equipment for hire and lessons for all skill levels.
Several boat cruises around Mykonos and sailing trips to Delos depart from Ornos Beach; water taxis near Platis Gialos also offer trips to other beaches on the island, including Psarou, Agrari, Elia and Super Paradise.
The beach is two miles (3.5 km) south of Mykonos Town and can be accessed by bus (there are frequent connecting services), car or taxi. It is is also within walking distance of Mykonos Town.