Kalafatis beach is the last but one of a string of popular holiday beaches that necklace along the south coast of Mykonos.
Kalafatis is very much a family beach with a deep bank of white sand that stretches north-east from the rocky, kidney-shaped headland at Agia Anna beach.
The beach, also known as Tsarna, is a long swathe of shingle and sand that enjoys plenty of natural shade from a line of trees that run right along the back of the beach for 500 metres or so.
Kalafatis is noted for its windsurfing as the offshore breezes over the long, sweeping bay create ideal conditions for windsurfers.
Both organised and impromptu windsurfing competitions are often held offshore and, as well as a large surfing centre, there are other watersports and a diving school.
Kalafatis has plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas on offer. A beach taverna provides the basics and there is a fish taverna at the eastern end of the beach.
Access to Kalafatis beach is easy with a road running the whole length of the beach with plenty of parking spaces all the way along it. On the main road at the back of the beach are minimarkets, a large taverna and a pizza restaurant.
There is also a daily bus service from Mykonos Town and on the headland at Kalafatis is a small harbour where you can get boat excursions to nearby islets such as Dragonissi.