Mykonos is one of the most famous destinations in Greece, a beautiful, cosmopolitan, island in the Cyclades. On Ferryhopper you can find useful information about Mykonos, the island ports, what to do there and the most popular island-hopping options: Mykonos to Santorini, Naxos, and Heraklion. Book the cheapest ferry tickets to Mykonos on our updated search engine!
Ferry schedules and ferry tickets to Mykonos
The island of Mykonos has frequent ferry connections to the ports of Athens as well as to the islands of the Cyclades and Crete. During the summer months, in particular, there are many ferry arrivals and departures in the port of Mykonos as the island is one of the favourite holiday destinations in Greece.
Ferry from Athens to Mykonos
Mykonos is well connected to the city of Athens with daily ferries from the ports of Rafina and Piraeus. The most convenient departure option from Athens to Mykonos is the port of Rafina, which is closer to the island and the ferry trip is shorter.
If you are planning to catch a ferry to Mykonos straight after your landing at the Athens International Airport then Rafina is also the best choice. Departing from the port of Piraeus to Mykonos is easier to reach from the center of Athens.
Ferry from Rafina to Mykonos
Traveling by ferry from the port of Rafina to Mykonos is the fastest and most convenient option all year round. There are both high speed and conventional ferries operating on the Rafina-Mykonos ferry route. The ferry trip lasts from 2,5 hours to 4,5 hours depending on the ferry type that you travel with. During the summer there are at least 9 ferries per day traveling from Rafina to Mykonos, usually via Andros and Tinos, while in the winter there are 1-2 ferries per day in this route.
Ferry from Piraeus to Mykonos
The second best option to get from Athens to Mykonos, by ferry, is from the port of Piraeus. During the summer months, when the demand is higher there are at least 3-4 ferries per day traveling from Piraeus to Mykonos, while in the winter there are 1-2 sailings per day with conventional ferries. The average ferry trip duration from Piraeus to Mykonos is 2,5 hours with high-speed and 5 hours with the conventional ferry. You can find more detailed information about the Piraeus - Mykonos ferry route on our dedicated page.
Ferry from Mykonos to Santorini
The Mykonos-Santorini ferry connection is one of the most popular routes amongst travelers in the Greek islands. The reason is that there are frequent ferries every day connecting the two islands and most importantly, you get the chance of visiting two of the most beautiful islands in the Aegean Sea in one go.
The ferry trip from Mykonos to Santorini can be from 2 to 3 hours depending on the ferry type. In the summer there are up to 9 ferry crossings per day, with some ferries offering the option of a garage to transfer your vehicle from Mykonos to Santorini. On the Ferryhopper pages you can find all the ferry schedules and ferry ticket types from Mykonos to Santorini in order to plan the perfect holidays in the Greek islands.
Tip: This is a seasonal route so you should expect it to run from the end of April until the end of October.
Ferry from Mykonos to Heraklion
From the island of Mykonos, you can also easily travel by ferry to the port of Heraklion in Crete. The Mykonos-Heraklion ferry connection is seasonal (runs May - October), the ferry trip lasts approximately 5 hours and most of the ferries have the option to carry vehicles.
Tip: The route from Mykonos to Heraklion is a popular one so ferry tickets can be sold out quickly especially in the months of July and August. We recommend that you book your ferry tickets as far in advance as possible.
Mykonos: New Port or Old Port?
- The New Port is located in Tourlos. It’s the port that receives the majority of ferry traffic in Mykonos, and most ferry companies arrive and depart at the new port of Mykonos.
- The Old Port is usually occupied by smaller vessels and more rarely used by passenger ferries.
- In the case of more intense weather conditions (i.e. very windy days) or conditions of heavy ferry traffic in the port of Tourlos, the departure/arrival port can change, at, relatively, last minute. So we suggest that you confirm the departure port of your ferry with the Mykonos port authorities in advance of your trip.
You can find more useful information about the port of Mykonos on the Ferryhopper blog.
Island-hopping around Mykonos
Mykonos has direct ferry connections with many beautiful islands of the Cyclades and it’s, therefore, an ideal destination for island hopping in the Greek islands.
During the whole year, you can travel by ferry from Mykonos to the nearby islands of Tinos in just 35 minutes and Andros in 2 hours. Apart from Santorini, from the port of Mykonos, you can also get a ferry to other central Cycladic islands such as Naxos, Paros, Syros, Sifnos, Milos, Ios or Amorgos. During the summer months, you can also go by ferry from Mykonos to Ikaria in the northeast Aegean in just a few hours.
On the Ferryhopper Map of Ferries, you can see all the ferry connections from Mykonos to book an exciting island-hopping experience in Greece.
What to do in Mykonos
The island of Mykonos is a unique destination that most Greek and international travelers have to visit at least once in their lifetime. The lively atmosphere of Mykonos will seduce you straight away while the island beaches and nightlife will be an unforgettable experience. The island has some impressive beaches, many luxury hotels, restaurants and bars across the island and a picturesque and stylish Chora (main town).
You definitely have to walk around the pretty streets of Mykonos’ Chora, all the way through to Little Venice. Outside the Chora, you will find the famous windmills of Mykonos: perfect scenery for photographs as well as a sunset spot. Mykonos is the island of celebrities so the cosmopolitan lifestyle is evident throughout the island and you should also expect to find some of the most famous fashion brands and boutiques there.
Beaches in Mykonos
Mykonos has beautiful beaches across its shore, while most of them are organized with umbrellas and sunbeds. There are also beach bars and all-day restaurants on many beaches where you can get the full seaside experience in Mykonos: blue sea, great food, beautiful scenery, and often...party! Here are few of Mykonos best beaches:
- Agia Anna
- Super Paradise
Tip: The weather in Mykonos is generally mild and warm in terms of climate and temperature however the island is also known as the island of wind so prepare for some windy days and nights during your summer holidays in Mykonos. This, of course, allows you to enjoy a variety of water sports and sea activities - mostly on the beaches of Kalafati, Elia and Super Paradise.
Nightlife in Mykonos
One of the most attractive elements of Mykonos is, of course, its vibrant nightlife. To be completely accurate, the party vibe in Mykonos is 24/7 and no wonder the island is often called the Ibiza of Greece. People come from all over the world to attend the DJ nights, beach parties and club nights in Mykonos while the restaurants and bars in the villages, beaches, and Chora often host live music events and parties that will keep you up until the first morning hours.
Tip: Many of the parties and dance events in Mykonos take place in beach clubs or bar-restaurants on the seaside. Some of the most renowned ones that you will listen to the best DJs in the world with a stunning view of the Aegean sea are Cavo Paradiso, Super Paradise, Tropicana Beach Bar, or Skorpios.
Sightseeing in Mykonos
If you want an alternative to the late nights in Mykonos spending a more relaxing day exploring the island’s architecture and history then you should definitely enjoy some sightseeing in Mykonos:
- The windmills of Chora
- The architecture of Little Venice
- The Church of Paraportiani
- The Archaeological Museum of Mykonos
- The Folklore Museum of Mykonos
- The neolithic settlement of Ftelia
Daytrip from Mykonos to Delos
Delos is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece located 10 km (6 miles) away from Mykonos. The island of Delos, a real archaeological treasure with artifacts spread across the island, is uninhabited, but easily accessible from Mykonos by boat in around 30 minutes.
We highly recommend that you organize a day trip from Mykonos to Delos to enjoy the archaeological site merging into the Cycladic landscape, visit the Archaeological Museum of Delos and find out more about ancient history and mythology of the Aegean Sea.
Transfer to and from the port of Mykonos
Do you want to skip the lines for a taxi or a bus transfer from Mykonos port to the center of the island and back? Do you want to get from the port of Mykonos to your hotel in comfort and pay a good price, agreed in advance? You can now book a premium quality transfer to/from the port with Ferryhopper & Welcome Pickups. The process to book a port transfer is easy: fill in the form and book your transfer from or to the port of Mykonos. Once the booking is complete you will receive an email confirmation and some days before your arrival, you will receive your driver’s information.
Where to book ferry tickets to Mykonos?
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