Ftelia resort is located in the northern part of Mykonos and is often referred to as a windsurfers’ paradise. If Mykonos is “the island of the winds”, then Ftelia definitely is the representative resort! It forms the base to Panormos Bay, the largest on Mykonos, consisting of three beaches (with the homonym beach being one of them). The location makes the beach always quite windy. Yet, the setting is magnificent: Crystal clear waters and a landscape combining sand and rocks.
Ftelia is a favorite resort for those who prefer some relaxed times during their vacation. The fact that the winds are so strong in the area makes it “undesirable” for sunbathers and tourists who are not into windsurfing or wave riding. Said that, do not expect to be by yourselves when you visit. The hordes may not be visiting, but the water sports fans are very loyal to this destination, year after year.
Transportation to the resort can be only by taxi or private car and this is another fact that keeps the large crowds away. Nevertheless, the road system has been refurbished recently so it’s not much of a pain to reach.
Ftelia can also be of interest to history enthusiasts: Prehistoric facilities of a Neolithic site were detected on the seashore, with findings dated back to 4,500 BC! Also, the tomb of Aianta of Lokrou, hero of the Trojan War who was worshiped in Mykonos is possible to be around the area.
Where to stay in Ftelia
Windsurfers may be free-spirited people, but this doesn’t mean they don’t deserve some luxury! Around the resort, there are a handful of 4-star hotels and a few boutique hotels and private villas, for those who want to unwind in luxury after a tiring day on the beach. Around Ftelia there are also a few studios and apartments for those with a lower budget. If the limited budget is an issue, a good option is to look for accommodation in Ano Mera, around 15 minutes away from the resort.
Where to eat in Ftelia
There are two restaurants in close proximity to the beach, serving delicious dishes. The first one, bar and restaurant, it has a truly innovative cuisine and a simple yet stylish décor. The food is inspired by traditional dishes, focused mainly on (what else?) seafood, presented with a twist. The result is surely mouthwatering. The second one is offering Mediterranean cuisine with a focus on Italian dishes. Salads, pizzas, and pasta are served in a boho atmosphere, with impeccable service.
The restaurants on the beach usually turn into chilled out bars and serve cocktails and drinks as the day is left behind. But generally, the resort is quiet, do not expect any all-night parties. If you’re into laying on the beach after hours with your other half and staring at the stars, then Ftelia can be an ideal place. If not, you can visit the neighboring village Ano Mera and have a stroll around.