Navigating the Glamour by Ferry

Majestic Mykonos is a luxurious hotel in Mykonos, with a cave spa and other amenities. It is a great place for couples to enjoy a relaxing vacation in Greece.

Mykonos proudly flaunts its sizzling St-Tropez-meets-Ibiza style and party hard reputation. From the narrow alleys of Matoyanni to the hedonistic crowds at Super Paradise, and the chichi cafe-bar-boutique scene, Mykonos is the ultimate glamor island.

How to get there

The cosmopolitan island of Mykonos in the northern Cyclades is one of Greece’s most popular holiday destinations. This glamorous island is famed for its pulsing nightlife, amazing beaches, and luxury hotels and villas. It also offers a diverse range of restaurants, from gourmet to casual eateries and extravagant bars.

To get around Mykonos, the best option is to rent a car. This will allow you to explore the island’s quaint villages and see the island’s most beautiful sights, including the rocky shores and winding streets of Mykonos Town (Chora).

When planning your trip, remember that cars must be kept in the designated areas on ferries, trains, and buses. Alternatively, you can rent a bike for free on most ferries and in the guard’s van on most trains or for a small fee in the luggage bay on buses. In addition, you can bring bikes on most international flights if they are within your baggage allowance (20-23kg).

To experience local traditions and customs, plan your trip to coincide with Mykonos’ summer panigiria, traditional festivals featuring food, drinks, and live folk Greek music. Whether you’re at the picturesque lighthouse of Armenistis, on the northwestern tip of Mykonos, or the serene Panagia Paraportiani church in Ano Mera, these celebrations will provide you with a glimpse into the heart of Mykonos’ undiluted spirit.

Getting there by ferry

Ferries are a common way for travelers to reach Mykonos, especially during the high season. The island is well connected with Athens – particularly the ports of Rafina and Piraeus – as well as other islands in the Cyclades such as Santorini, Tinos, Naxos, Paros, and Crete (Heraklion).

With a fleet of over 100 vessels and more than 1 million passenger trips per year, Ferryhopper is one of the leading online platforms for booking your ferry ticket to Mykonos. Our system allows you to find and book the best ferry fares with no hidden fees, so you can spend more time planning your Mykonos holiday!

Most ferries to Mykonos depart from the New Port, located in Tourlos. The Old Port, which is closer to Chora, usually serves smaller vessels. The trip to Mykonos from Athens lasts between 2 and 4 hours, depending on the itinerary and the vessel you choose.

Once you arrive on the island, there are a variety of ways to explore the magical landscape. Among the most popular attractions are:

Getting there by car

Mykonos is an alluring, cosmopolitan island that’s a darling of the international jet-set for its buzzy nightlife, elegant dining and designer boutiques. It’s also home to picturesque villages, pristine beaches and a plethora of activities. From staking out a spot on the iconic Little Venice beach to a day trip to the sacred Delos, there’s something for everyone here.

From the new port at Tourlos (the area is quieter than Mykonos Town), you can book a transfer through Welcome Pickups or take the Sea Bus, which departs every 30 minutes and is a great way to avoid the crowds. If you choose to walk, the path from the old port into Mykonos Town is well-maintained and relatively level, and it should only take about 10-15 minutes.

A popular activity for visitors is a visit to the artisan cheesemakers at Agios Lazaros, whose family-owned dairy produces kopanisti, xinotiro and yogurt. You can sample a variety of their products at the store, which is open daily from 8am until 6pm.

Getting there by plane

Mykonos is an easy, scenic, and utterly enchanting destination. Its captivating charm transcends beyond a simple collection of snapshots, weaving indelible moments into the fabric of your soul. Whether it’s a dazzling sunset or a charming stroll through quaint local boutiques, each moment offers a tangible thread that will remain in your heart long after the island fades from view.

Mykonos’ largest village is aptly nicknamed “Little Venice” due to its picturesque waterside houses and cobbled streets lined with restaurants, bars, and churches. During peak season, the area can get incredibly busy with tourists. For a more relaxed experience, visit during shoulder or low season.

Make a point of visiting the iconic Armenistis Lighthouse, which is celebrated for its stunning views over the sea blending with the sky. The 19th-century landmark is a symbol of Mykonos’ maritime legacy and offers breathtaking panoramic vistas.

For a taste of local culture, head to the family-owned Nikolas Taverna on Anna Agia beach for fresh seafood and island cuisine. The restaurant’s ingredients come from the family’s farm, and you can enjoy their delectable creations accompanied by some of Greece’s finest wines.