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Mykonos

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You will find below information about how to get to Mykonos by ferry, where to buy your tickets and information about the island and its ports, with many photos.

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Mykonos is located in the Cyclades islands, in Greece. Known as "the windy island", the cosmopolitan island dazzles visitors with its amazing beaches, uplifting atmosphere, legendary nightlife as well as its extraordinary beauty.
Combining fun with relaxation, this island will awe you with its versatility.

In brief, the island is connected by ferry with Athens but also with Santorini, Paros, Naxos, Ios, Syros, Tinos, Milos and more islands.
Ferries arrive at the new port of Tourlos.
The most convenient port of departure is Rafina port. It is closer to this island and as a result, the ferry ride is shorter.

POPULAR FERRY ITINERARIES

Discover below some of the most popular ferry routes:

 

From Athens

 

Ferries from Athens operate throughout the year. Discover how to get to the 3 ports of Athens from the airport and Athens's center.
From Piraeus port: The first ferry departs at 6:50 and the last at 21:30. Ferry routes are frequent (at least 4 per day in the peak season).
A ferry ticket costs approximately '28' 'EUR' (28 Euros) - '60' 'EUR' (60 Euros) for a standard seat.

From Rafina port: Ferries also operate daily all year round. Rafina port is the best option as the ferry ride is shorter.
In the peak season, there are 4-5 ferry routes per day, while at the low season there are 1-2 ferry routes per day.
Ferries cost approximately '29' 'EUR' (29 Euros) - '50' 'EUR' (50 Euros), depending on the ferry type (conventional or high-speed/catamaran).

The duration of the trip is 2 to 5 hours, depending on the type of ferry. 
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From Santorini

 

Ferries from Santorini operate from March to October. There are multiple daily ferries as it is one of the most popular island-hopping routes in Greece.
The duration of the trip is 2-3 hours, depending on the type of the ferry (conventional or high-speed).
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From Heraklion (Crete)

 

Ferries from Heraklion in Crete to Mykonos operate from May to October. It is a very popular route.
The duration of the trip is 5 hours and most of the ferries have the option to carry vehicles.
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From Paros

 

There are multiple daily ferries that connect Paros with Mykonos, as it is one of the most popular island-hopping routes in Greece.
The duration of the trip is 1-1.5 hours and the cost of a ferry ticket costs approximately '40' 'EUR' (40 Euros) - '45' 'EUR' (45 Euros).
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From Naxos

 

There are at least 8 daily ferries that connect Naxos with Mykonos.
The duration of the trip is 30minutes - 1 hour and the cost of a ferry ticket is approximately '30' 'EUR' (30 Euros) - '43' 'EUR' (43 Euros).
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From Ios

 

There are daily ferries that connect Ios with Mykonos.
The duration of the trip is 1.5 -3 hours and the cost of a ferry ticket is approximately '50' 'EUR' (50 Euros) - '60' 'EUR' (60 Euros).
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From Syros

 

There are many daily ferries from Syros to Mykonos.
The ferry trip is 30 minutes - 1 hour and the ticket costs approximately '15' 'EUR' (15 Euros) - '30' 'EUR' (30 Euros).
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From Milos

 

There is a daily high-speed ferry from Milos to Mykonos that departs at 07.50 am.
The ticket costs approximately '90' 'EUR' (90 Euros) and the ferry trip is 2 hours and 40 minutes.
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From Tinos

 

There are more than 8 daily ferries from Tinos to Mykonos.
The first ferry from Tinos to this island departs at 09.20 am and the last one at 21.35.
The trip is 30 minutes and the ticket costs approximately '9' 'EUR' (9 Euros) - '16' 'EUR' (16 Euros).
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From Andros

 

There are several ferries from Andros to this destination every day.
The trip duration is 2.30 hours and the ticket costs approximately '18' 'EUR' (18 Euros).
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What types of ferries travel there?

 

The types of ferries that travel to this island are the conventional ferries and high-speed/catamaran ferries. Conventional ferries are slower while high-speed/catamaran ferries are faster. More specifically, a conventional ferry will get you there in 5 hours and a high-speed ferry in 3.5 hours. A conventional ferry (Blue Star Ferries) is a better option if you’re not in a hurry and get seasick easily. A high-speed/catamaran ferry (Seajets and Golden Star Ferries) is a better option if you want to reach your destination faster.

 

 

HOW TO BOOK YOUR FERRY TICKETS?

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INFORMATION ABOUT MYKONOS

Mykonos, the second top Greek holiday destination, is known as the island of extreme nightlife and crowded beaches. Every summer, the island receives more than 5 million tourists and gets wild with beach parties, loud music and clubs that stay open all day and night long.

Located in the centre of the Cyclades, this destination is known for its traditional architecture. Chora is the most picturesque village of the island. Small white houses, narrow paths, lovely churches with tall bell towers and tiny gift shops in every corner form a typical Cycladic atmosphere. A line of well-preserved windmills on a hill above the village gives excellent view of the harbor and the barren landscape of the island. The most picturesque neighborhood of Chora is Little Venice, famous for the colorful houses with balconies right on the sea, where many cafeterias and restaurants are found.

Most beaches on the island are well-organized and get very crowded. Super Paradise, Platis Gialos, Psarou and Paranga are surrounded by beach bars and sports clubs. As strong winds blow frequently over the island, a common sports to practice on the island is windsurfing and kitesurfing. However, there are also watersports clubs for jet ski, bananas and many others.

Accommodation options and tourist facilities are plenty. Most amenities are located in Chora or at the beaches. Having the reputation of a gay-friendly island, many amenities are also gay-friendly.

Close to this location, there is the islet of Delos, a holy islet in the ancient times, which you can visit by tour boat from Chora. On Delos, you can see the remains of the ancient temple of Apollo, the Street of the Lions, Roman mosaics with beautiful frescoes and an interesting archaeological museum. According to the myth, god Apollo was born on Delos and that is why it became his holy island.

Why visit this island?

 

Hop on a ferry to this destination for cosmopolitan vibes, international celebrities, all night and day-long parties and a whole new level of luxury!

  • Mykonos is the second top Greek island destination after Santorini and receives more than 5 million tourists every year.
  • Famous worldwide for its cosmopolitan character and glamorous lifestyle, this island stands out for its beach parties, loud music, and clubs that stay open from dusk till dawn.
  • The trademark of the island is its windmills. The line of well-preserved windmills on a hill above Chora offers an amazing view of the harbor and the barren landscape.
  • This is a popular gay-friendly destination.
  • The most instagrammable and photographed place on the island is Little Venice (Mikri Venetia). In this unique neighborhood, there are colorful houses built literally in the sea, reminding of Venice, Italy. This is the best spot to watch the sunset on the island while sipping on a cocktail at one of the seaside bars!

Tip: Given that strong winds blow frequently over the island, windsurfing is the most popular activity. However, there are also clubs for kite-surfing, jet ski, banana, and many other water sports.
Have you fallen in love with the island already?
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Best time to visit

 

The best season to visit this iconic place is hands down the summer. But, given that the weather in Greece is quite mild all year round, spring and fall are also great seasons to visit Mykonos.

Is the island for you?

 

Yes, if love glamour, luxurious resorts, endless beach parties, and beautiful people. But, even if partying isn't your cup of tea, the Cycladic minimalism, natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes of Mykonos will steal your heart!

Sightseeing

 

The picturesque Chora, Little Venice, the traditional windmills and Delos island are must-places to visit. As for its beaches, they don’t disappoint. Super Paradise, Elia, Kalo Livadi, Paraga and Ornos are some of the best beaches in Mykonos.

Facts

 

Know what you don't know about the island!

  • Some of the popular windmills in Mykonos date back to the 16th century.
  • This island used to be a famous pirate hangout in the 20th century.
  • The only colors allowed for the doors and windows to be painted all around are blue, green, and red. This old tradition dates back to when the sailors used to paint their doors and shutters blue, the farmers green and the rest of the people red.
  • There was no electricity until the ‘50s on its villages.
  • The characteristic colorful houses in Little Venice used to belong to pirates, who would used them to hide their loop.

A hint of history

 

This destination wasn’t always the glamorous island it is now.
The first inhabitants of the island were the Carians, but the Ionians from Athens seem to have settled right after, in 11 century B.C. it used to be a poor island with just two towns, but, thanks to its location, it was an important supplies spot. During that time, locals used to worship the ancient Greek gods, mainly Demetra, Poseidon, Apollo, Zeus, Dionysus, and Hercules.
As the years went by, it was conquered by the Romans and then became a part of the Byzantine Empire, until it was eventually conquered by the Venetians. During the Venetian occupation, the island was destroyed and conquered by the Ottomans.
Even though it had been occupied many times, its population increased during the following years. The island became an important replenishment center and its inhabitants became very good sailors. As a result, Mykonos played an important role in the Greek revolution of 1821, supporting it with boats and sailors.

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Island hopping from Mykonos

 

Given that this island sits in the heart of Cyclades, island hopping from this destination is a great idea!
The most popular island-hopping route is from Mykonos to Santorini.
A trip with a ferry from this island to Santorini lasts from 2 to 5 hours and costs approximately between '30' 'EUR' (30 Euros) and '67' 'EUR' (67 Euros).
Other awesome island hopping routes are from this destination to Paros, from Mykonos to Naxos, to Milos and to Ios.

 

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ABOUT MYKONOS PORT

Port description

The port of Mykonos lies in the Tourlos area, 2 km north of Town. Many conventional and high-speed/catamaran ferries from Piraeus, Rafina, and other islands arrive at the island's port daily. During the summer months, the port gets pretty busy.

Connected ports to Mykonos

Athens, Piraeus - Athens, Rafina - Amorgos, Katapola - Andros - Chios, Port - Chios, Mesta - Crete, Heraklio - Crete, Rethymno - Folegandros - Fourni - Ikaria, Ag.kirikos - Ikaria, Evdilos - Inousses - Ios - Kalymnos - Kavala - Kea - Kimolos - Koufonissi - Kythnos - Leros - Lesvos (Mitilini) - Limnos - Milos - Naxos - Paros - Patmos - Psara - Samos, Karlovassi - Samos, Vathi - Santorini (Thira) - Schinoussa - Sifnos - Sigri - Sikinos - Skiathos - Syros - Thessaloniki - Tinos

Directions

There's a bus that connects Chora with almost every village and beach on the island and has frequent routes. There are also buses that connect the Old Port in Town with the New Port in Tourlos. Alternatively, you can rent a car or get a taxi from the port.
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