Welcome to Greece's most famous cosmopolitan island, a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades. According to mythology, Mykonos was formed from the petrified bodies of giants killed by Hercules. And did you know that the island took its name from the grandson of Apollo, “Mykonos”? Set out on a journey to discover a fascinating world where glamour meets simplicity. On Mykonos celebrities, college students and families mingle together to celebrate the Greek summer. Whether you are an entertainment junkie out for a real good time, or a visitor who wishes to explore the island’s history and tradition, Mykonos will certainly meet your expectations.
By Ferry Boat
There are two ports near Athens: Pireus (94 nm from Mykonos) and Rafina (71 nm from Mykonos), both with a Regular and High Speed Ferry boat service to and from Mykonos. Mykonos has two harbors. One in Mykonos Town and other in Tourlos . Mykonos - Delos boats depart almost every day (depending on weather), except Monday (when the island is closed for visitors), from the harbor near the Town Hall. The direct line to and from other destinations in Greece varies throughout the summer season. For detailed info contact Port Authority of Mykonos. tel: (+30) 22890 22218
Athens - Mykonos - Athens, there are regular flights throughout the summer. The Airport of Mykonos is situated 4 km from the Town (Hora) so the transfer is taken care by Olympic Airways busses, local bus service and taxis. Thessaloniki, Rhodes, Santorini and Crete, there are regular flights to and from Mykonos during the summer season. Frequent charter flights from Mykonos to most cities in Europe.
Life in Mykonos
Amongst the cobbled paths, beside the churches, through the vibrant island tradition, the divine beaches and the liveliness of the night, Mykonos keeps its secrets safe. Reserves its beauty and remains a perfect hostess by offering vacation with no boundaries ... The heart of the island, Chora, is a place that never sleeps. Apart from the night clubs that stay open till the first morning light, most stores stay open until midnight. Matoyianni is the most commercial street of the city with designer clothes shops. In the bars of Alefkandra and Little Venice you can enjoy the beautiful sunset while sipping delicious cocktails on the sea side. As the queen of entertainment, Mykonos is ideal for all kinds of entertainment, since its nightlife is amongst the top ones in Europe. Mykonos night clubs host every year the most famous DJ's from around the world, providing fun and frantic dancing until dawn. Same happens at the famous beach bars of the island during day time, and Mykonos is at non-stop partying from dusk till dawn.