Where is exactly Mykonos? How can I get to Mykonos? What are the accommodation options in Mykonos? What are the best excursions in Mykonos? Which places should I visit in Mykonos? How can I get to Mykonos from Athens?
It is believed that the island used to be named after its first ruler Mykons, a local hero, who was once viewed to be the son or grandson of the god Apollo. According to mythology, the formation of Mykonos is based on Zeus’ war with giants. When Zeus threw giants into the sea during the war, these giants turned into huge rock pieces and formed Mykonos Island. The island has also a nickname, “The Island of the Winds”.
Mykonos, which has mythological Greek legends, has had an active life and settlement since 5000 BC. Therefore, it is far ahead of other Greek Islands commercially and culturally. The traces of this wide range of historical heritage will be seen in every point of the Island.
Mykonos is one of the most popular tourist destinations not only in Europe but also in the world. If you think the holiday is fun at any time of the day, this Island is what you are just looking for. In addition to its entertainment life, incredible blue sea, fantastic beaches, lovely narrow streets decorated with white houses, traditional taverns, and many other features enable you to have an unforgettable holiday.
Where is exactly Mykonos?
Mykonos is located in the famous Cyclades archipelago and lying between Tinos, Syros, Paros and Naxos Islands in the Aegean Sea of Greece.
Cyclades refers to the islands which form a circle around Delos’ sacred island. Cyclades islands group takes place in the southeast of Greece mainland and Athens. This island group is located almost in the middle of Greece, Turkey, and Crete triangle.
How can I get to Mykonos?
Being one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, it is super easy to reach the island by plane or ferry, not only from Greece but also from abroad.
The island has an international airport, Mykonos International Airport (JMK), connecting the island with the mainland. As an international airport, you may find many direct flights there from many countries. Athens International Airport (ATH) would be the best option for those who cannot fly directly to Mykonos or want to visit Athens (Athens Tours) first. The straight line distance from Athens to Mykonos is about 153 kilometers (95 miles) and it takes almost 45 minutes from Athens to Mykonos by plane. There are almost 20 direct flights daily from Athens to Mykonos in the summertime with the prices ranging from 25 to 150 euro depending on the date and the company. You may find more information about flight schedules and timetables on www.jmk-airport.gr.
Depending on whether you will take a speedboat or a normal ferry, you will be able to reach the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos from Piraeus Port roughly in 4 to 5 hours. The ferries depart usually early in the morning and then again in the afternoon. Piraeus Port is close to the city center. You may reach to the port by Metro. The journey from Rafina Port is somewhat shorter, ranging from 2,5 hours with speedboat to 4,5 hours with the standard ferry boats. Rafina Port is located close to the Airport. It takes almost 35 minutes (27 km) from the Airport to the Rafina Port by a taxi. You may easily book your ferry tickets through greeceferries.com. You may find ferries to Mykonos during the season both in the morning and in the afternoon.
What are the accommodation options in Mykonos?
Due to the touristic character of Mykonos Island, it is highly likely to find the best accommodation alternatives depending on your budget. All kinds of rentals are available, from 2-star hotel to 5-star hotel, hotels where you can cook your own or home-style meals at apartment or villa style accommodation. However, the thing you should know about the hotels in islands such as Santorini and Mykonos is that no all-inclusive hotel and rarely full-board hotel. Hotels generally serve as bed and breakfast or half board. If you wish to have all-inclusive hotel in Greece, we recommend Halkidiki region or Crete island.
Hotels in Mykonos are generally concentrated in the western part of the island, which is also the center. Both the airport and the ferry port are located remarkably close to this area. Those who want to spend more time in the center of Mykonos prefer boutique hotels in this region more, while those who are more eager for a hotel holiday may prefer the south-west region of the island where many beaches are located.
What are the best excursions in Mykonos? Which places should I visit in Mykonos?
This tour shows you a broad and different picture of the island consisting of real traditional and authentic life of the island with a price starting from 140 euro. You may see the details through the link.
Discover the hidden corners of Mykonos by jeep. Enjoy breathtaking views, rural areas, beautiful beaches and the unique feeling of driving a jeep with a price starting from 69 euro. You may see the details through the link.
Enjoy breathtaking sunset views in this amazing 2,5-hour afternoon cruise tour with a price starting from 49 euro. You may see the details through the link.
Let’s learn about the local people, their culture and way of life, the history of the Greek wines and taste in a traditional tavern with a price starting from 75 euro. You may see the details through the link.
Enjoy a traditional home made lunch or dinner at the Mykonian Spiti, cooked by your host Teta. Experience the Greek art of cooking with a price starting from 60 euro. You may see the details through the link.
Take a memorable cruise to the Island of Delos and South beaches. Travel to the ancient site of Delos Island and mesmerizing beaches with a price starting from 80 euro. You may see the details through the link.