Little Venice seaside location in Mykonos Town

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

The cosmopolitan Mykonos is the second most popular Greek island after Santorini, mainly known for its legendary nightlife.

The Greek Ibiza is located in the Cyclades and combines amazing beaches and charming natural beauty with top-notch accommodations, clubs and restaurants.
Reaching the island is easy since ferries to Mykonos depart from Athens and several other Aegean islands.


World Champion Jet High-Speed Ferry by Seajet, arriving in Mykonos from Athens

Mykonos has an International Airport, which receives domestic direct flights from Athens and Thessaloniki. During summer, it also welcomes international flights from several European cities. Another way to travel to Mykonos is the ferry. That is the most cost-effective option for reaching the island.
Note: The ferry is the only means of transport that can get you to Mykonos from another island directly.

Ferry Connections


Mykonos is connected with the ports of Athens (Piraeus & Rafina) and many other islands of the Cyclades and the Dodecanese, as well as Crete. Ferry connections include Santorini, Naxos, Paros, Tinos, Milos, Syros, Crete (Heraklion) and more.

The most popular ferry routes are from:
Athens to MykonosSantorini to Mykonos



Alternative ways to get to Mykonos


The crossing from Athens isn’t very long. Nonetheless, many visitors prefer to board a plane to Santorini and take a ferry from Athinios port, in order to combine a visit to both islands.
Other islands that boast national airports with connecting flights to Athens and direct ferry connections with Mykonos are Naxos, Paros and Milos.

Island hopping: Where to go next?


Mykonos is ideal for island-hopping since it lies nearby many enchanting islands. A visit to Santorini after being in Mykonos is the travelers’ favorite choice.
Paros, Milos, Naxos, Syros, and Tinos are much preferred, too.
The area of Heraklion in Crete is another popular destination. A regular ferry ticket to Crete costs '86' 'EUR' (86 Euro) - '149.7' 'EUR' (149.7 Euro) and the trip lasts around 2 hours.
No matter the route, island-hopping in the Aegean islands never disappoints travelers!!

What types of ferries travel there?


Two types of ferries operate routes to Mykonos: Conventional ferries and High-speed/ catamaran vessels. Conventional boats are the cheapest option, while high-speed ferries are the fastest option.
Conventional ferries are mainly owned by the Blue Star Ferries company. Zante Ferries also has a conventional boat operating a few routes per week.
On the other hand, high-speed ferries are part of several companies’ fleets. Seajets, Fast Ferries, Golden Star Ferries and Minoan Lines boast such vessels that reach Mykonos.
Note: High-speed ferries are smaller, therefore affected by challenging weather conditions. Depending on the weather, delays may occur.

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The famous windmills of Chora, the town of Mykonos

Mykonos, the second top Greek holiday destination after Santorini, is known as the island of extreme nightlife and crowded beaches. Every summer, the island hosts more than 5 million tourists and gets wild with beach parties, loud music and clubs that stay open 24/7.

A part of the Cyclades island complex, Mykonos is known for its traditional architecture. Chora (the main settlement) is the most picturesque village on 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 an excellent view of the harbor and the barren landscape of the island. The most picturesque neighborhood of Chora is Little Venice, which features lovely cafeterias and restaurants and is famous for its colorful houses with balconies right next to the sea.

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

Accommodation options and tourist facilities are plenty. Most hotels and establishments are located in Chora or at the beaches. Having the reputation of a gay-friendly island, the LGBTQ+ community is more than welcome to almost every facility across Mykonos.

The island of Delos, a holy place in ancient times, can be visited by a tour boat from Chora. On Delos, you will encounter the remains of the ancient temple of Apollo, the Street of the Lions, mosaics with beautiful frescoes and an archaeological museum. According to the myth, god Apollo was born on Delos and that is why it became his holy island.

Best time to visit


July and August are the best months to visit Mykonos due to the sunny weather. However, June and September are equally excellent choices since temperatures are high during them, too, and the island is less crowded.

Is the island for you?


Yes, if you 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 beaches of Mykonos will steal your heart away!



The picturesque Chora, the Little Venice district, the traditional windmills and Delos are the must-places to visit. As for its beaches, Super Paradise, Elia, Kalo Livadi, Paraga and Ornos are some of the best.



Learn what you don’t know about the island!

  • Some of the popular windmills in Mykonos date back to the 15th century.
  • This island used to be a famous pirate hangout for almost three centuries (16th to 18th).
  • 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 in its villages.
  • The characteristic colorful houses in Little Venice used to belong to Venetians, who wanted to have direct access to the sea in order to load and unload commodities from the ships as quickly as possible. That explains the neighborhood’s name!

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 Ottomans attempted and succeeded in conquering the island, destroying it in the process
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.




Discover a basic map of Mykonos and some points of interest:

General map of Mykonos


Google Map



Port description

The new and main port of Mykonos lies in the area of Tourlos, which is why it is also called Tourlos port. Its distance from Town is around 2 km. The port serves conventional and high-speed/catamaran ferries, as well as cruise ships.

Tourlos is connected to Athens ports (Piraeus and Rafina), Crete (Heraklion), and numerous islands of the Cyclades and the Dodecanese. In addition, it is connected with Mykonos Town via a Sea Bus. A taxi rank, car rental and ticket offices, ATM machines, and boat rental facilities are all available within the area.

The port is relatively small but serves millions of visitors every summer. It is one of the busiest ports in Greece and gets overcrowded during the high season. It is highly recommended that all travelers have their tickets on hand before entering the port area, as the travel agencies will probably be very busy. Moreover, take into consideration that traffic is also increased in the peak season so make sure to get to the port as early as possible.

Port Authorities:
Address: Mykonos Tourlos, 846 00
Tel.: +30 2289022218

Ferries docking at the port of Tourlos

Connected ports to Mykonos

Athens, Piraeus - Athens, Rafina - Amorgos, Katapola - Andros - Chios, Port - Chios, Mesta - Crete, Heraklion - Folegandros - Fourni - Ikaria, Ag.kirikos - Ikaria, Evdilos - Ios - Kavala - Koufonisia - Lesvos (Mitilini) - Limnos - Milos - Naxos - Paros - Samos, Karlovassi - Samos, Vathi - Santorini (Thira) - Serifos - Sifnos - Sigri - Syros - Thessaloniki - Tinos


The most convenient and fun way to get to the Town is the Sea Bus. The Sea Bus can take you from the New Port to the Old Port (Town) in less than 10 minutes. It boasts space for luggage storage and a one-way ticket costs '2' 'EUR' (2 Euro). Itineraries are frequent during summer, with the boat departing every 30 minutes.

Tourlos port is connected to the Town and many of the most famous beaches (Super Paradise, Paradise, Platis Gialos, Paraga, Elia, Kalo Livadi, Kalafatis, Ornos and Panormos) via KTEL buses, too. You can purchase your ticket from the driver for '1.5' 'EUR' (1.5 Euro) - '2' 'EUR' (2 Euro). You can reach more areas from the main bus stations in Town (Fabrika station, OTE station and Old Port station).

An alternative way to leave the port is by taxi. A taxi rank is situated within the port, but keep in mind that the number of cabs is limited, so catching one right after your arrival is a long shot. Each taxi can carry up to 3 individuals and their baggage and cash is the only way of paying the driver.
Book your transfer with us and have a driver pick you up right away.
Private transfers are the most reliable way to move from one place to another when in Mykonos. The biggest advantage is that you are able to book a transfer in advance to not wait at the port. Vehicles for larger groups (e.g. minivans) are also available.

Alternatively, you can also book a rental car and find your vehicle at the port.

Illustrated map of the new port of Mykonos

Port on Google Map

Map of port


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