Mykonos in detail

Getting Around

Boat

Mykonos Sea Transfer An association of sea-taxi operators offering services to the island’s best beaches; see the timetables online. The main departure point is Platys Gialos, with drop-offs and pick-ups at Ornos, Paraga, Paradise, Super Paradise, Agrari and Elia beaches. Cruises and personalised itineraries can also be arranged.

Sea Bus This water-taxi service connects the New Port to Hora in eight minutes, running at least hourly from 7.30am to 10.30pm (every 30 minutes from 10.30am to 6.30pm).

Bus

The KTEL Mykonos bus network has two main terminals in Hora. The Old Port Bus Station has services to the northwest and east of the island, including the New Port/Tourlos, Agios Stefanos, Ano Mera, Elia and Kalafatis. The Fabrika Bus Station has services to the southwest, including Mykonos Airport, Ornos, Agios Ioannis, Platys Gialos, Paraga and Paradise Beach. The shuttle bus to Super Paradise also departs from here.

Low-season services are much reduced, but buses in high season run frequently; the fare is from €1.80 to €2.30, depending on the distance travelled; timetables are on the website. In July and August, some buses run until 2am or later from the beaches.

Car & Motorcycle

A regular 2WD car will get you most places on the island, but some of the more isolated beaches (notably Mersini and Fokos) are better with a 4WD or ATV.

Avis, Hertz and Sixt are among the rental agencies at the airport, and there are dozens of hire places all over the island, particularly near the ports and bus stations (which is where the large public car parks are found – you can’t drive into Hora proper). Local options include OK Mykonos, Apollon and Anemos, which has the advantage of a large free car park for customers, just above Hora's pedestrian-only town centre.

Taxi

Taxis queue near the bus stations and ports, but waits can be long in high season. All have meters but beware: they can be fiendishly expensive. Approximate fares from Hora include New Port (€14), Airport (€15), Ornos (€12), Platys Gialos (€14), Paradise (€15), Kalafatis (€22) and Elia (€22).