Mykonos and Santorini Port, Airport and Transportation
Getting to and around Mykonos and Santorini
Although Mykonos is only a 20-minute flight from Athens, most arrive on the island after a 4-hour ferry ride. From the tiny airport, the center of the island is reached by bus, while if you're arriving by ferry, you'll either step off at the old port or at the new port to the north of the island. Find out before you travel which one your boat will be arriving at. They also depart from one of two ports in Athens -- Piraeus or Rafina. Piraeus is more accessible from central Athens (it can be reached by metro), while Rafina is a less accessible bus ride away.
Once in Mykonos, walking is the only way to get around in the center, as no cars are permitted in its narrow streets. To get to the beaches, frequent bus service departs from a terminal called "Fabrica". You may also choose to
rent a car to allow more freedom to see more of the island and to reach more beaches.
Ferries from Athens to Santorini depart from Piraeus, while other less frequent ferries connect Mykonos and Santorini. Many hotels offer transfers between the port to the hotel, so check if yours is one of them before you go. Otherwise, you'll have to take a bus to Fira (the capital of Santorini), or to other destinations in the island. Taxis are also available but keep in mind that they cost five times as much. To get around the island use the buses that connect the central bus station in Fira to most of the island. Most visitors however, choose to
rent a car. Check the island's car rental rates below.
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