Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting Mykonos

If you are looking to spend a few days on a Greek island par excellence, Mykonos is one of the Greek islands that we recommend you visit, along with Santorini and one of the essential places to see on a travel route through Greece: Mykonos is the island of love, freedom and fun. Located in the Cyclades, the small island of Mykonos exudes charm in every corner. But don’t be fooled by its size: there are many incredible things to see and do in Mykonos! Mykonos Town is beautiful, with its whitewashed stone alleys, its charming blue framed windows, its picturesque churches and windmills and its wonderful beaches with turquoise waters. The island of Mykonos is a rainbow: A bridge between the divine and the earthly and the travel guide that we present to you in this article includes the best plans to discover it: Shall we travel to Mykonos?

Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting Mykonos

How to get to Mykonos

The best ways to get to Myknos from Athens are by plane and ferry.

  • By Plane: If you are traveling by plane to Mykonos from Athens, you will fly into Mykonos Airport (JMK), which is about 15-20 minutes from Mykonos town. The flight lasts about 50 minutes and you can find good prices in this search engine.
  • By Ferry: The two main ferry operators to Mykonos are Sea Jet and Blue Star Ferries. Please note: There are two ports on Mykonos if you arrive by ferry: “The Old Port” in the main town of Chora (or Mykonos Town) and “The New Port”. The New Port is the one with the largest service ferries. Once you arrive, you will need transportation to your accommodation. We recommend agreeing with your hotel in advance to avoid long unnecessary waits.
  • Private transfer services: It is another option to transfer you to your hotel from the port or airport of Mykonos and vice versa. On this page you can find a private transfer service, an option that we also recommend, especially in high season, when all the boats arrive at the same time and the bus and taxi service collapses on the island.
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Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting Mykonos

 How many days in Mykonos?

We recommend at least 2 or 3 days in Mykonos. A day in Mykonos, in our opinion, is a short time to see what the island has to offer. With 3-4 full days you will be able to see Mykonos in a more relaxed way and you will be able to enjoy a little of everything: Beaches and Beach Clubs, culture, history, gastronomy and of course, nights of joy.

Where to stay in Mykonos?

Where to sleep in Mykonos will depend on the plans you have on the island: If you are looking for party and leisure, shopping and nightlife, I advise you to stay in Mykonos Town (also called Chora). If you are looking for more tranquility, I advise staying in the suburbs, but close to the action.

You should be looking for a quiet hotel in Mykonos, with a swimming pool (they are not common in Mykonos Town), but at the same time close to the city, well connected and with a beach a stone’s throw away, and we found this wonder: Lithos by Spyros & Flora, perfect for our family group. We do not have enough words to thank him for everything he did for us during our stay! If you want to be in good hands and with staff that make you feel like family, stay here during your trip to Mykonos. It also has a beautiful pool with sea views and an excellent restaurant with Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, where it is a delight to have breakfast every morning.

Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting Mykonos

How to get around Mykonos?

These are some of the best ways to get around the island to visit the most interesting tourist places in Mykonos:

By bus: The cheapest way to get around Mykonos is by bus. Mykonos buses have connections to the main Mykonos tourist sites and to the most popular beaches on the island. You can see the schedules here.

By car or motorcycle: Another option is to get around by motorcycle or rental car. If you decide on the latter option, search engines such as kskrentacar.gr will always inform you of the latest offers from car rental agencies on the island without excess.

By boat: Another of the best things to do in Mykonos to enjoy its most remote and uncrowded coves and beaches. There are agencies that offer excursions at a good price with food or snacks and drinks on board, to spend a day on the best beaches of Mykonos, the most entertaining.

Is Mykonos expensive?

Mykonos is a bit more expensive than other Greek islands. Curiously, Mykonos is more expensive than Santorini, so it is convenient to plan your accommodation in Mykonos in advance to pay less and know that in the most central and tourist restaurants you will pay more, since the prices are inflated. We also inform you that most restaurants and hotels accept credit/debit cards, but it is advisable to carry enough cash for small purchases and public transport.

What is the best time to visit Mykonos?

The climate of Mykonos is Mediterranean, so any time is good to visit the island. Springs and autumns are very nice and quiet, compared to July and August, recommended for those who love summer parties and crowds. To discover the wonderful seabed of Mykonos, the best time to travel is September.

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