It is beyond any doubt one of the most popular Greek islands. Mykonos forms part of the Cyclades complex along with Santorini, Paros, Naxos, Syros, Ios and many more. The features of the Cyclades islands are quite similar: exotic beaches and lovely villages comprised of houses in white and blue colors.
Although Mykonos is not a significantly big island, it offers a variety of vacation types, in a way that three days are not enough to visit all the magnificent beaches, taste all the local and international delicacies, explore the antiquities (Delos), and enjoy the cosmopolitan nightlife which takes place initially at Little Venice and then at Cavo Paradiso, the front beach club where notorious DJs are hosted every summer.
Whether you travel with your family, or your sports gear, there is a beach in Mykonos for you to enjoy. Windsurf at Kalafatis, relax luxuriously at Psarou, play with your children at Ornos, and dance from dusk till dawn at Paraga, Paradise or Super Paradise. And yet there are many more places to dive in like the endless beach of Elia or the naturally intact Agios Sostis.
This is a great place to spend your holidays, so why wait? Purchase online your ferry tickets to Mykonos. Ferries depart every day from both ports of Athens (Piraeus and Rafina). Also, Mykonos is connected frequently with many islands (Syros, Naxos, Santorini, Paros, Heraklion of Crete) in case of hop on-hop off. Mykonos has two ports. The older and smaller is located at the the "Hora" (capital), while the bigger port which also hosts cruise ships is about 20 minutes away from the capital on foot. The old port usually serves catamarans and generally small vessels operating between the Cyclades islands. The main port receives the ships arriving from Piraeus and Rafina. The euroferries.com team strongly advises that you pay extra attention to the Mykonos port of arrival/departure, so that you are able to be informed on time and arrange accordingly your transportation from your hotel to the ports and vice versa.
Taxis, small boats and buses will help you explore the island. Hora has two main bus terminals which take you to the most popular beaches. The ticket can be purchased from the bus driver on the spot and the itineraries are quite frequent especially during rush hours.
Alternatively, you can go to your preferred beach destination by boat. The departing point is the old Mykonos port (Yalos). From the same port the daily itineraries to Delos take place, but bear in mind that you won’t find a ferry going to Delos after 10 am due to the hot summer days which make it unbearable to stroll around the archaeological site for too long. So be prepared, wake up early if you don’t want to miss one of the most astonishing cities of ancient Greece.
Last but not least, taxis can take you everywhere as long as you have more money to spend and more patience to spare, because after midnight many people will have the same idea than yours, thus the queues in anticipation for a taxi at 3 pm in Hora is not a rare phenomenon.