Ferry schedules and ferry tickets for Mykonos
Mykonos is one of the Greek Islands that is really well connected to Athens and the other islands with several ferries per day. Below you can find a lot of info regarding ferry schedules and tickets to Mykonos.
Ferries from Athens to Mykonos
The island of Mykonos is well connected to Athens with daily ferries from the ports of Rafina and Piraeus. Rafina is the most convenient port, as it is closer and the trip duration is shorter. So, if you have just landed at Athens International Airport and planning to jump directly into the ferry, then you should definitely choose this port. However, Piraeus is easier to reach if you live near Athens city center.
Ferries from Rafina to Mykonos
The high-speed ferries take only 2:30 hours to reach Mykonos from Rafina, while the conventional ones need ~4:30 hours. The ferry schedules are pretty frequent and the tickets are usually quite affordable. During summer the route is served with ~9-10 ferries per day. On the other hand, during the low season, the itineraries are reduced, but there is at least one conventional ferry per day that serves this route.
Ferries from Piraeus to Mykonos
Apart from Rafina, there are also both high-speed and conventional ferries departing from Piraeus. In the summer, 3-4 ferries per day operate on this route. During the low season though, this number is reduced to 1-2 sailings per day. You can find more details on our dedicated page about this ferry route.
Ferry from Mykonos to Santorini
Another quite popular ferry route is the one connecting Mykonos to Santorini. During summer, there are nine ferries per day that serve this route. Even if most of these ferries are high-speed ones, some of them also have a car garage. This allows you to take a car with you. In our dedicated pages, you can find the latest schedules and prices for this route. Keep in mind that this route is seasonal and doesn't run from early winter till mid-spring (November-April).
Ferry from Mykonos to Heraklion
Apart from Athens and Santorini, a there is frequent connection to Heraklion (Crete), with two or three high-speed ferries per day. The main ferry operators are SeaJets, Minoan Lines and Golden Star Ferries. The tickets for both companies cost around ~70€ and the trip lasts 4h and 30mins. Keep in mind that this ferry route is seasonal and doesn't run from early winter till mid-spring (November - April).
Mykonos: New Port or Old Port?
Mykonos has two ferry ports, the "Old Port" and the "New Port", both located at the outskirts of the main town (Chora), and at a distance of one kilometer with each other. The Old Port is usually occupied by smaller ferries, while larger ones (even large catamarans) use the "New Port". However, and subject to weather conditions or ferry traffic, the departure/arrival port of a ferry might change at the last minute. Thus, we suggest that you confirm the departure port of your ferry with the local agent or the port authorities.
Island-hopping around Mykonos
Mykonos is also directly connected to Tinos (just a 30m sail) and Andros with several daily ferries during the whole year. For travellers that want to go on island-hopping in the rest of Cyclades, can go from Mykonos to Paros and Naxos. This route runs only during the summer and has with several daily ferries and continue their adventure there.
Daytrip from Mykonos to Delos
Delos is in the centre of the Cyclades islands and really close to Mykonos. Located just 6 miles away, Delos is easily accessible by boat in about 30 minutes. You can find tickets in various travel agencies specialized in organized tours to Delos. Ferryhopper doesn't support online tickets for these cruises, but you can find more info on the travel agencies' websites.
Delos is one of the most important mythological, historical, and archaeological sites in Greece. The archaeological sites are covering the whole island. Not to mention that the excavations in Delos are among the most extensive in the Mediterranean. Work is performed by the Greek State, the French School at Athens and other teams. Many of the artifacts found are on display at the Archaeological Museum of Delos and the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
Vacation in the island
Indeed, Mykonos is one of the most beautiful islands of the Cyclades. The beaches are great and the Old Town (Chora) is one of the most picturesque Towns in the Cyclades and maybe in the Greek Islands.
During summer the island is super crowded with visitors from all over the world. If you would like to party hard then summer in Mykonos is ideal for you, with a lot of renowned clubs and restaurants. Top DJs and chefs from all over the world visit Mykonos to provide their services to locals and visitors.
On the other hand, if you would like to find serenity and enjoy calm beaches, probably you should visit the island on another season of the year. Keep in mind that the island is quite lively but not overcrowded for a quite wide season i.e. from March till May and from mid-September till the end of October.
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