Mykonos is one of the most famous Greek islands and is located in the Cyclades. Every year, travelers from all over the world choose it for fun and vivid summer vacations. The island has a lot to do and imaginative holiday ideas can be found in our Mykonos travel guide. Furthermore, getting there is easy as there are many ferry routes and flights. But how do you travel to Mykonos?
Ferry or Flight to Mykonos?
Getting to Mykonos is very simple, whether you already are in Greece or traveling from abroad. There are various domestic and international flights to Mykonos and, of course, you can reach the island by ferry.
Even though the flight is shorter, traveling by ferry is surely more fun. First and foremost, it is more comfortable as you can stroll around and breathe fresh air at the deck, overlooking the blue sea. Furthermore, you can bring your car on the ferry and easily explore every corner of the island. Keep in mind that the ferry is probably safer during the current COVID-19 situation as you can sit on the open-air deck, from a safer distance.
Note: From the ecological point of view, the best way to travel to Mykonos is surely by ferry! You can find more information on sustainable ferry travel in our relevant article.
The heavenly Paradise beach in Mykonos
How to get to Mykonos from Athens
Don’t worry about getting from Athens to Mykonos! The answer is quite straightforward, as there are many ways of doing so. Firstly, you can catch a ferry from both the ports of Piraeus and Rafina to the Mykonos ferry port in Tourlos. In addition, the Athens International Airport serves daily flights to Mykonos airport, which is only 3km from Chora. Keep on below to find all details on how to reach Mykonos from Athens
Ferry from Athens to Mykonos
You can travel by boat from Athens to Mykonos via the ports of Piraeus and Rafina. Specifically:
Piraeus - Mykonos: The main port of Athens is connected to the island all year long. Especially during the summer, you can find at least 3 daily Piraeus - Mykonos ferries, from early in the morning until late evening. The ferry operators that serve this connection are Blue Star Ferries, Minoan Lines and Seajets, with conventional vessels and speedboats. In addition, traveling by ferry from Piraeus to Mykonos may last up to 5 hours and the ferry ticket costs €30 to €50 on average.
Rafina - Mykonos: This is the easiest way to get to Mykonos by ferry as there over 5 daily crossings in the summer. The ferry companies that usually serve this connection are Fast Ferries, Golden Star Ferries and Seajets with conventional and high-speed vessels. The Rafina - Mykonos ferry trip lasts 2.5 - 4 hours and the cost for a simple ferry ticket starts at €30 and can reach up to €60.
Tip: Check the latest ferry measures for Covid-19 in Greece to plan your trip.
Flight from Athens to Mykonos
There are frequent direct flights to Mykonos from the Athens International Airport, all year long. The duration of the flight is around 50 min and the airport in Mykonos is an 8-min drive from Chora. Keep in mind that you need to pre-book your plane tickets well in advance in order to find better prices. Furthermore, there is a strict luggage policy as there is a weight limit for your bags.
Getting from Santorini to Mykonos
The easiest way to get to Mykonos from Santorini is by ferry! There are over 4 daily ferry crossings from the port of Athinios to that of Tourlos, operated by Minoan Lines, Seajets, Golden Star Ferries, and Blue Star Ferries. The trip with the speedboats lasts 2 to 3 hours and the Santorini to Mykonos ferry ticket costs approximately €40 to €60.
Extra info: The WorldChampion Jet significantly reduces the duration of the ride to Mykonos! Check our article for more information and tips!
Note: There are no direct flights from Santorini to Mykonos. All flight routes have Athens as an intermediate stop.
Drink a coffee at a traditional "kafeneio" of Mykonos
How to get from Crete to Mykonos
During the summer, you can easily sail to Mykonos from Crete via the port of Heraklion. There are 2 to 5 daily departures to the port of Tourlos operated by Seajets, Minoan Lines, and Golden Star Ferries. Moreover, the duration of the ride is 4 to 8 hours depending on the vessel (conventional or high-speed). Finally, a standard Crete to Mykonos ferry ticket costs €60 to €80 and can be higher or lower based on discounts, offers and seat type.
Extra tip: Get ready for an unforgettable island hopping experience! You can combine Santorini, Mykonos and Crete in one go in order to enjoy your summer holidays to the fullest! Check our relevant article with the detailed guide with the ultimate Greek island hopping tour!
Note: There are no direct flights from any airport of Crete to Mykonos. All flight routes have Athens as an intermediate stop.
How to get from Paros to Mykonos
You can catch a ferry from Paros to Mykonos during the high season (from April to October). There are 2-4 ferry departures per day from the port in Parikia served by Golden Star Ferries, Minoan Lines, Seajets, Blue Star Ferries and Fast Ferries. The two islands are close to each other and, as a result, the duration of the ferry trip lasts 30 min to 1.5 hours. To conclude, the price for a simple ferry ticket varies from €20 to €50, depending on the route you choose.
Note: Keep in mind that there are no direct flights connecting the two islands. If you wish to fly to Mykonos from Paros, you need to check all available options and indirect routes.
How to get from Naxos to Mykonos
The easiest way to get to Mykonos from Naxos is by ferry. There are several ferry routes running in the summer period from early in the morning until the afternoon. The operators that serve this itinerary are Golden Star Ferries, Seajets, Blue Star Ferries, Minoan Lines and Fast Ferries with high-speed vessels. You will need 35 min to 2 hours to travel from Naxos to Mykonos by ferry and the cost of a standard ferry ticket can be from €21 to €63.
Note: There are no direct flights from Naxos to Mykonos. All flight routes have Athens as an intermediate stop.
The Old Port of Mykonos
Getting to Mykonos from other islands
Island hopping to Mykonos has never been easier with Ferryhopper. Find all islands near Mykonos such as Tinos, Syros or Andros on our interactive Map of Ferries and start planning your summer trips! You should also know that the Thessaloniki - Mykonos ferry route is operating again in 2021! Check our relevant guide and find more information on this itinerary.
Traveling to Mykonos from abroad
So, how do you get to Mykonos from the UK, for example? The easiest way is, of course, by plane. There are numerous direct flights to Mykonos from Europe (the UK, Italy, Spain, France and more) usually running from May to October.
Countries outside Europe, such as the US, Canada and Australia are not connected through direct flights. However, you can take a plane to Athens and then choose your optimal route to Mykonos.
Book ferry tickets to Mykonos for 2021
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Tip: Make sure you also check the latest 2021 ferry offers for the Greek islands!