Traveling from Athens to Mykonos by ferry
Ferries from Athens to Mykonos operate on a daily basis throughout the year. During winter, only conventional ferries operate on this crossing, while from May to late October, high-speed catamarans , Seajets. The price for a ferry ticket starts from 36€ and can reach up to 60€ per person. The trip duration is approximately 5 hours and 15 minutes for conventional ferries, and around 3.5 hours for high-speed vessels.
Ferry schedules from Athens to Mykonos*
How frequent are ferries from Piraeus to Mykonos
You can find a ferry to take you from Athens (Piraeus port) to Mykonos at any time, as schedules are performed on a daily basis. In high-season, there will be at least 3 ferries departing during morning hours, and one ferry departing in the afternoon. During winter months where traffic on Mykonos island is substancially lower, either one or two (depending on the day) ferries operates on this crossing.
Which port of Mykonos?
Mykonos has two ports, the "Old" and the "New" port, located at approximately 1.5 kilometers from each other. However, the old one is currently reserved for smaller ferries, while all the rest depart and arrive from the new port. Ferries from that reach to Mykonos from Piraeus are relatively large and under normal circumastances, they use the New port.
How long is the ferry ride from Piraeus to Mykonos?
The Blue Star Ferries vessels that operate throughout the year (conventional ferries) perform this crossing in approximately 5 hours and 15 minutes. Starting on late March or early April, SeaJets and Golden Star Ferries employ high speed ferries on this route, performing the crossing in 2.5 - 4.5 hours.
Tips for your trip
- Although Piraeus is the main port of Athens, and the most popular one, the port of Rafina is probably a better choice for those traveling to Mykonos.
- Tickets to Mykonos sell out fast during high-season (June - August). If you are planning a trip during this period, make sure to pre-book your ferry tickets as soon as possible.
- In our pages, you can find useful travel information about Mykonos.