From the port of Piraeus or Rafina, traveling with a conventional ferry, it takes about 4 1/2 hours to reach the port of Mykonos; with a high-speed ferry, travel time is reduced to 2 1/2 hours. Tickets from Piraeus are 40 to 60 euros per person, with a similar price for a car, while the cost for travel from Rafina is 30 to 45 euros per person and 40 to 60 euros for a car. For more information about itineraries and reservations, see www.digitickets.gr.
By plane from Eleftherios Venizelos Airport near Athens to Mykonos Airport, which is 4 kilometers from Chora (the island’s main town). There are Olympic Air (Aegean Airlines) flights to Mykonos almost every day. The trip lasts 35 minutes, and prices vary depending on the season (from 40 to 80 euros). For more information and reservations, see https://el.aegeanair.com/. Other airlines in Europe and the Middle East, such as the Spanish low-cost airline Volotea (https://www.volotea.com), also fly from Athens to Mykonos. In the summer, many charter flights fly directly to Mykonos from various cities.
Getting Around the Island
Mykonos has a fairly extensive, dense road network, but it is not in good condition. The roads are narrow, and there is generally no roadside parking, since walled-in yards often extend right up to the road. Heavy traffic, including many trucks, makes the situation even more difficult. Signs indicating the borders and precise location of settlements may also be misleading, so drivers need to be attentive.
To explore Chora (the island’s main town), leave your vehicle in the municipal parking lot next to the settlement’s old port. There are many car and motorbike rental agencies in Chora.
In general, drivers on the island must be very careful (especially those driving a motorcycle or bicycling).
Unlike most Cycladic islands, Mykonos does not have a network of footpaths. The paths it used to have disappeared during dense construction and touristic development. Access to various points on the island (including some beaches) is now limited by fences, houses, and buildings that constantly create obstacles for walkers.
KTEL Mykonos (https://mykonosbus.com) has 26 buses to meet the needs of the island's residents and visitors.
The boats of (Delos Tours) transport visitors from Mykonos to Delos and back at regular intervals, setting off from the old port of Mykonos. Tourist boats also head to the island of Rhenia (also spelled Rhenea or Rineia), with its wonderful beaches.
Useful Phone Numbers
1. Police: 22890-22716
2. Port Authority: 22890-22218
3. Hospital: 22890-27350
4. Municipality of Mykonos: 22890-22201
5. Airport: 22890-79000
6. KTEL Mykonos Buses: 22890-26797
7. Citizens’ Service Center: 22890-28621