Getting to Mykonos
Mykonos is a very well connected place because you can travel either by sea either by airplane and is connected with many other places in Greece. Ferries and high-speed catamarans departure from the port of Piraeus and from the port of Rafina, in Athens. Also, there is sea-connection with other Greek ports in Thessaloniki, Cyclades Islands, Dodecanese Islands and Crete. Frequency of schedules depends on the season you choose to visit the island. Especially, during the summer, the routes from and to Mykonos, are very frequent, because a lot of tourists want to visit or leave the island. You can arrange your ferry tickets in advance using our ferry tickets booking. Ticket values depend on the season and the kind of mean you have chosen (ferry-boat, high-speed, flying dolphins).
In Mykonos Island there are three ports for visitors' convenience. The old one is located near the town, the new one is located 10 kilometres north of the town and the third is the port that services connection with Delos Island.
Mykonos Airport is about 4 kilometers away from the main town and you can go there by bys or by taxi. From the International Airport of Athens- Eleftherios Venizelos, at Spata, there are flights to Mykonos, throughout the year. The flight's duration is 45 minutes and you can book your flight from fantasticgreece.com. There is an air-connection with Thessaloniki, Rhodes, Santorini and Crete. Ticket values vary according to the season, the company and the complement of passengers. Finally, during the summer months, Mykonos is connected with many European capitals through charter flights.
Getting around while in Mykonos
Taxi is the most convenient mean of transport, because the passengers can visit many places of the island quickly. However, it is the most expensive. The rates are fixed every year and are different for different seasons. There are no meters, but the rates are standard according to the destination and are displayed at the taxi square. Taxi square is at the main square of the island, next to the statue of Manto Mavrogenenous.
The local Bus service is the cheapest means of transport in Mykonos Island. There are two main bus stations which service the tourists' transportation at the most popular villages and the well-known beaches.
- North station is located behind the archaeological museum, near the telephone company building. From this station you can go to north and east part of the island: Agios Stefanos ,Tourlos, Kalafati, Elia, Kalo Livadi and Ano Mera.
- South station is situated in the square Fabrika, near the Olympic airway office. From here you can visit Ornos, Agios Yannis, Plati Gialos, Psarou, Paraga, Paradise and Airport.
Ticket values depend on the destination but are very cheap, usually less than 2 euros. Bus frequency varies according to the tourist season (low or high). You will have no problem catching a bus during the day and early evening in the summer season. Make sure to check with the driver for bus times.
By Car or Motorbike
In Mykonos you will have the opportunity to rent a car, a motorbike or a scooter. It is the quickest way to get around. But be careful because there are some important points in order to rent a car or a bike. For example the age or the years of having the license. There are many places-shops which provide this kind of services but in the busy months of summer be sure to book in advance. Feel free to use our car rental service
By Boat (refered to as "kaiki", caique)
It is the ideal mean to visit beaches at south and west part of the island. From Platis Yialos Beach and Ornos, departure kaikia (small boats, caiques) for Paranga, Paradise, Super Paradise, Agrari, Psarou. You can take information for the schedules and the tickets at the travel agencies at the port. Every day there is connection with Delos Island, which is only 2 kilometres west of Mykonos.
Distances from Mykonos Town (Chora) in km
- In Mykonos people use taxis very often, so you should not be surprised, if you wait a lot in order to find one.
- Before getting into a taxi, look very carefully at the rates for your destination (if they are not on display ask the driver). Being informed is key since there are no taxi-meters.
- Scooters and motorbikes are a very cheap and convenient way of transport. If you have the license, prefer it.
- If your budget is enough the ideal means of transport is the car. If you can, rent a car for at least a day. In this way you will have the opportunity to go far from the city and explore isolated places of the island, where you can not go by bus.