I know everyone is always unsure on how to get to Mykonos so here is a sum up guide we think can help you.
Before booking your tickets make sure first to check on charter flights coming straight to Mykonos from London, Rome, Paris or Zurich. Those charter flights are definately better priced than getting a flight to Athens and then switching into a flight for Mykonos. From time to time there are more destinations you can get a charter flight from, but it is better if you consult a travel agent for specific details.
For those getting flights to Athens (ATH) you can connect with another flight to Mykonos (JMK) which is just 20 minutes flight and here are the companies that do that and that you can book directly to them your flight:
Another way to get here from Athens instead of taking the plane is by boat. In Greece, this is a very frequent choice of transportation since there is a much fair than the airplanes.
In Athens we have TWO ports : PIRAEUS and RAFINA both reachable from the airport.
From the airport you take the metro and change to a train (just by using one ticket) and you reach directly the port it is about 45 minute ride in total. Or you take the express bus that is about 3,5-4 euro that takes about 40minutes or less depending on the hour you are travelling. Or of course you could get a taxi with a fare approximately around 40-50 euro.
There are two types of boats that get to Mykonos. Simple boat that takes 5,5 hours and costs about 20-25euro. High speed boat that takes 4 hours and costs about 40-45 euro.
From the airport I there are buses that can take you to Rafina port, or you take a taxi which is approximately a 30 minute ride to the port and costs about 30-40 euro.
There are two types of boats that get to Mykonos.Simple boat that takes 4,5 hours and costs about 18-25euro. High speed boat that takes 2.5 hours and costs about 35-45 euro. Boat companies that work for both ports and you can book online are:
Another link you could use to find all uploaded boat schedules for anywhere in Greece to anywhere in Greece and with direct links to the boat companies is:
We do inform you that all the prices stated in this post are approximates and the hotel cannot be responsible for third party pricing or agreements. This post is only suggestions for your assistance.
Mykonos, being just 15 km long and 10 km wide, is one of the smallest islands of the Cyclades complex. However, with its beautiful Town located West and its sandy beaches East, it is probable that by the end of your trip you will have covered a fairly large distance during your time on the island.
Here is a small summary of the means available on Mykonos for getting around the island:
By car or by motorbike
Easily the best way to go is to rent a car, motorbike or ATV (which are quite the trend of the island, actually). This way you will be able to reach all corners of the Island without having to worry for taxi fares and bus schedules. Motorbike and car rentals are readily available on the Island (Main Town Entrance and Windmills area) and can also be arranged directly at our Front Desk by our experienced staff. Prices range from 35 to 50 Euros for small air-conditioned cars and from 20-25 for scooters and ATV’s. Valid driver’s license is needed, as well as a credit card (usually Visa, Mastercard, AmEx & Diners are accepted).
Mykonos Island only has 30 taxis to serve thousands of visitors, a fact that renders taxis as the most unreliable means of transport. In Mykonos Town the queue for the taxis can be found at Manto Square (or Taxi square as we Mykonians call it) and Fabrika Square, and people sometimes even have to wait for hours just to get one. There are taxi meters inside the vehicles. Generally, fares are quite reasonable. The telephone numbers for calling a taxi are +302289023700 and +302289022400.
Twenty three different lines cover the Island when it comes to public bus transportation. There are two bus stations on the Island, one at the Entrance of the Town (just 5 minutes away from Kouros Hotel) and a larger one at the upper part of the Town at Fabrika Square. Bus schedules are clearly written on big notice boards at the two stations and there is no connection between them. Most destinations around the Island can be reached using the buses and the trip frequency is quite high in high season. Tickets can be bought before boarding the bus at the stations, mini-markets and tourist shops. Note though, that buses in Mykonos are almost always full during the busy hours of the day (noon & after midnight) and rides can become uncomfortable in some cases, as drivers tend to squeeze in as many people as they can before departing.
One of the most enjoyable experiences you can have in Mykonos is going from one beach to the next one on the small boat. The smell of fresh sea water combined with the crystal clear waters of our beaches is sure to give you nice memories for a long time. Every day from Platis Yialos fishing boats that have been converted into tourist transport leave every half hour to the beaches of Paranga, Paradise, Super Paradise, Agrari and Elia – in that order. The first one is at 10:15 in the morning and and the last one coming back late at 20:00 (from Super Paradise) and 18:00 (from Elia beach). You can also board the boats at Ornos, only far less rides take place starting there (just 3 inside the day at 10:00, 11:00 and 13:00).
If you were looking the best way to meet Mykonos most treasured beaches, stop for swimming and snorkeling at the unreachable Dragonisi island (accessible only by Discovery Yacht) and stop at Agrari beach for barbeque and waterports, Glass Botom yacht gives you the solution! Feel the water only a breath underneath your feet and explore the vivid life that lies beneath Discovery Yacht’s wide glass surface.
Live the ultimate yachting experience in Mykonos with beach to beach daily cruises from 12:00-17:00. Underwater beauty, viewed directly from the Yacht’s glass bottom,will excite you while the luxurious comforts will fulfill even the most demanding of your needs.
For more information and reservations please contact our concierge desk.