Because Mykonos is a center for tourism, getting to and around the beautiful island is easy. Once there, you can get a bus, scooter, or taxi to see the entire island on your own.
Many flights come once a day from Athens, as well as from several other major cities during the summer. It’s also possible to charter your own flight to the island and many tour groups can help you make arrangements.
Ferries run to the island from Athens and other major Greek islands like Santorini and Paros. From Piraeus or Rafina, it take about five hours by standard boat or about three and half via catamaran. Boats run more frequently during the summer than the winter.
Cruise ships are a popular way to get to many Greek islands and an easy and luxurious way to travel here without the need to make separate arrangements everywhere you want to go. If you are taking a cruise, allow as much time as possible to see the island. Once in Mykonos, you’ll definitely want to stay and enjoy the sunset.
Mykonos is one of the largest islands in Greece so when walking, many distances are further than you think. Some hotels offer transportation that will bring you to the beaches or down to the port, but if you don’t have a hotel shuttle, you can usually a find a cab. shuttles are a great option if you have lots of luggage or small children. Buses are another good local transport option with multiple routes that cross the city.. They’ll take you to the island’s beaches and then back to the city center at a low cost.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about transportation in Mykonos.