Mykonos is one of the most known islands of Greece and every summer it becomes a popular and fun destination for many visitors. The island is well connected to both mainland Greece -through Piraeus and Rafina- and to other Cycladic islands. In this blog post we try to illuminate all black spots concerning the port of Mykonos, so if you consider traveling there by ferry, keep on reading and find all answers!
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Ports of Mykonos: οld or new port?
There are 2 ports in Mykonos island: the old port and the new port. The new port of Mykonos is where all the big ferries arrive to and depart from. If you are traveling with Hellenic Seaways, Blue Star Ferries, Highspeed Ferries, Golden Star Ferries or any other big ferry company the new port of Mykonos is your port of interest. The old port -as its name suggests- was used as the main port of Mykonos island in earlier years and now serves only itineraries on occasion.
Mykonos new port
The new port of Mykonos is located in Tourlos, almost 2 km away from Mykonos town (Chora) and it is where most of the vessels arrive and depart. Mykonos new port is the main to operate for passenger ferries. Nowadays, it is the only operating port of the island.
Mykonos old port
The old port in Mykonos is located in Mykonos town (Chora) and it operated as the main port for ferries till 15 years ago. Recently, it has been used by some fishermen and yachts and, occasionally, receives passenger ferry arrivals.
In any case, if you are not sure about which port of Mykonos is the correct one you should call the port authorities (+30 22890 22218) to crosscheck!
The Chora of Mykonos at sunset.
What are the conditions at the port of Mykonos?
The new port of Mykonos can be really crowded during the high season (mainly June to August). At times, we have heard about several incidents where our customers missed the ferry due to confusion at the port of the island. Keep in mind that the temperature is very high and, combined with the big crowd, waiting may be very uncomfortable for travelers. Be sure to follow our tips, to enjoy your trips!
How early should I be at Mykonos Port to catch my ferry?
As mentioned, the port of Mykonos is one of the most crowded, especially during high season. For this reason, you are encouraged to be at the port at least 1 hour prior to the departure of your ferry. There are some mini-markets and some coffee shops at the port, where you can grab a bite and admire the view, while waiting for your ferry.
When you arrive at the port, go directly to the ticket collection point indicated by Ferryhopper (noted in the confirmation email) and get your tickets. It is strongly recommended not to leave that for the last minute, since the collection point is always crowded. In case you are traveling with a ferry operator that supports e-ticket services, you just have to prepare your QR code on your mobile screen!
Finally, you should be extra careful when you are traveling with a vehicle and reach the port well in advance of the departure of your ferry. As we always support on such ferry occasions: better to be safe than sorry!
Aerial view of the new port of Mykonos.
Mykonos port: Useful information
Mykonos is an island with great tourist development, as every year it receives thousands of visitors from all over the world. In the old and the new port in Chora you will find everything you need for a comfortable stay on the island: supermarkets, shops, wineries, pharmacies, banks and ATMs. From the port, you can take a bus (KTEL) and to the airport, many beaches and other points of interest.
Here you can find all useful contact numbers for the port of Mykonos:
- Mykonos Port authority: tel. +30 22890 22218
- Bus Station in Mykonos Port: tel. +3022890 23 360
- Taxi station in Mykonos Port: tel. +3022890 23700, 22400
- Tourist Police of Mykonos Port: tel. +3022890 22 482
- Port Authority of Piraeus (Athens): tel. +30 210 4226000
- Port Authority of Rafina (Athens): tel. +30 22940 22300, 22481, 22487
Should I book my ferry tickets for Mykonos port in advance?
You should book in advance your ferry tickets for your trips to Mykonos port! The main reason is that these tickets sell out very fast and they won’t be available to buy on the spot. The second reason is due to the abovementioned traffic at the port of Mykonos; travel agencies are almost always full of people trying to buy last-minute tickets.
Note: Ferryhopper, in collaboration with Welcome Pickups, makes your transportation to and from the port of Mykonos easier and safer. Avoid taxi queues and extra charges and leave it in the hands of experienced drivers who know the island and its roads well. Book your transfer and organize your trip to Mykonos with convenience.
The picturesque old port of Mykonos.
Mykonos ferry routes
Mykonos is connected to many destinations of the Aegean such as other Cycladic islands, Crete, Dodecanese and mainland Greece. Some of the most popular ferry routes from Mykonos are:
- Ferry from Mykonos to Tinos
- Ferry from Mykonos to Syros
- Ferry from Mykonos to Andros
- Ferry from Mykonos to Santorini
- Ferry from Mykonos to Paros
- Ferry from Mykonos to Naxos
- Ferry from Mykonos to Heraklion (Crete)
You can find all ferry connections between Mykonos and other Greek destinations on our map of ferries. Plan your vacations and island-hopping on the Greek islands in just a few clicks!
How to get to Mykonos port
The main way to get to Mykonos port is… by ferry! Check the Ferryhopper search engine and book the cheapest ferry tickets from any Greek port to Mykonos old port or new port. Find information on ferry routes, transfer options and useful trivia and plan ahead your vacation on the Island of the Winds!