The Best Ways to Travel to Mykonos
One of the lovely things about a Greek island paradise like Mykonos is that it is the perfect place to get away from it all. By their very nature, islands are harder to get to, which is why they provide such perfect escapes to enjoy some peace and quiet on holiday. But we know how hard it is sometimes to enjoy your holiday and justify your escape away to your little island idyll if the cost of getting there is expensive.
So to make your lives a little easier, and because we want to see as a many of your happy smiling faces as possible this summer, we thought we’d put together a little guide for you on the best ways to travel to Mykonos between May and September!
Affordable Direct Flights to Mykonos
Who doesn’t love a good bargain, right? And the good news is that with a little searching, you can find some great value deals on cheap flights to Mykonos. Websites like Skyscanner are a great place to start looking to get an idea of good flight prices, and to help build a rough itinerary for your trip. You can even search by the whole month, and get a calendar or chart overview for the best value flights to Mykonos Airport for each day.
From there, you can see which airlines operate the flights you want on the days you want. Low cost budget airlines like EasyJet operate direct flights to Mykonos from both London Luton and London Gatwick airports (flight time around 4 hours). There are some great deals to be had here, with return flights to Mykonos for May to October for around £150!
EasyJet also fly from Milan Malpensa airport direct to Mykonos, for prices as low as around €60! Other European cities with direct flights to Mykonos are Amsterdam, Stockholm, Manchester, Zurich, Geneva, Vienna, Basel, Paris (Orly and Charles de Gaulle), Nice, Lyon, Barcelona, Naples, Venice, Rome, Bologna, Napoli, Florence, Bari, Cologne and Munich, to name just a few!
You can even fly direct to Mykonos from London Heathrow, Milan Bergamo, Istanbul and Larnaca too! Flights, availability and prices often change, so make sure you do your research. Skyscanner again is a great help here, and you may find you can save money by using different airlines for your outbound and return trips.
Best Value Connecting Flights to Mykonos
The savvy shoppers amongst you may know about the ways you can save money by taking connecting flights to Mykonos. You can grab a deal on a flight into Athens airport, and once there you can catch a Ryanair, Aegean Airlines or Volotea (from May 27th) flight into Mykonos. As the largest Greek airline, Aegean operate lots of flights between Athens and Mykonos every day, and there are 7 flights each way during June and July, so you’re bound to be able to find a flight and time that suits you perfectly!
Ferry Trip to Mykonos
If you fancy adding a slice of evocative magic to your trip, why not arrive in Mykonos by sea? It is an island after all! Greek islanders are seasoned ferry experts, and often prefer to travel by ferry because of the convenience and flexibility it affords.
Check the official page that serves all ferry companies here, for all available trips from Athens to Mykonos operating from both ports of Piraeus and Rafina. Piraeus is around 1 hour’s drive from the airport, and around 30 minutes from the city center (depending on traffic), while Rafina is about 20 minutes from Athens airport by car and between 1 and 1 and half hours from the city center.
Both ports are also accessible by bus, and there is also a direct Metro train line from Athens Airport to Piraeus. From Piraeus and Rafina ports you can take either a ferry or a two sorts of catamaran to Mykonos. Ferries take around 4-5 hours to reach Mykonos, and as they are more sedate they are often a good choice if you’re a bit unsteady at sea! A trip on a high speed catamaran takes about 2 hours and is an experience more like plane travel. There’s a choice of ferries running daily to and from Athens and Mykonos with stops along the way.
If you’re doing some island-hopping too, you may well find that a ferry offers a fun and exciting way to explore the Greek islands. Don’t forget that Mykonos island has two ports! The new port at Tourlos area and the old port in Mykonos Town. So do not forget to check before you travel which port your boat will use!
Private Charters to Mykonos
Sometimes it’s great to save money on travel, but other times it can be fun to push the boat out (sometimes literally!) and arrive in true style, and there are some fabulously luxurious ways to travel to Mykonos.
You can perform your best Jackie O impression by arriving on yacht with private yacht charters to Mykonos and experiencing the stunning Aegean up close! Or if the ‘high life’ is more to your liking, you can witness the stunning sight of Mykonos from the air with a private jet charter, or arrive by private helicopter after a 30 minute flight from Athens, or just 40 minutes from Santorini.
Private charters are totally tailored around your travel needs and itinerary, so if want to arrive in Mykonos in luxury, the sky really is the limit!