Mykonos can be reached from
Piraeus (3 hours duration) and Rafina (2 hours).
There are daily services which connect
Mykonos to Tinos (15 minutes duration), Syros (30 minutes), Paros (45 minutes), Naxos (1:30 hours), Santorini (3-4 hours), Ios (2:45 hours).
Weekly services go to
Shinousa (2:30 hours duration), Amorgos (2:15 hours) and Kythnos (1:15 hours).
has 2 ferry quays, the smaller town quay, where regular ferries dock, and another quay, 2,5 km north of town, where the big fast ferries and also and other regular ferries dock.
There are bus lines that connect
Hora, the capital of the island, with the new quay mentioned.
Mykonos cand be reached from
Piraues (6 hours duration) and Rafina (4:30 hours).
There are daily services to
Tinos (30 minutes), Andros (2:30 hours duration), Syros (1:30 hours) and Paros (2 hours).
There are 3 ferry services a week to
Santorini (6 hours duration) and 2 services weekly to Amorgos (2:30 hours).
There are 3 ferries a week to
Thessaloniki (15 hours duration), Patmos (9 hours) and Crete (9 hours).
There are 2 feriies a week to
Lipsi (12:30 hours duration), Samos (5 hours) and Ikaria (2:45 hours).
Weekly ferry goes to
Skiathos (8:30 hours).
No buses connect
Mykonos to the airport, an airport transfer or a taxi are therefore necessary.
The capital of
Mykonos, Hora, has 2 bus stations. The northern bus station serves Ornos, Agios Stefanos, Ano Mera, Elia, Kato Livadi Beach and Kalafatis Beach.
The southern bus station has departures to
Agios Ioannis Beach, Paraga, Platys Gialos, Paradise Beach and Ornos.
There are caique services from
Hora to Super Paradise Beach, Agrari Beach and Elia Beach.
Caiques also go from
Platys Gialos to Paradise Beach, Super Paradise Beach, Agrari Beach and Elia Beach.
Their frequency depends on the touristic season.
There are many rental firms in Hora, around the southern bus station.
Taxi services operate all around the island. They usually gather at
Hora and the bus terminals.


The village of
Ano Mera is 7 km east of Hora and was founded by Cretan settlers, in the 16th century.
Pagaia Tourliani Monastery, built in 1542, with its carved marble bell tower and the icons painted by members of Cretan painting school, is no to be missed.
The monastery may be visited by arrangement. Tel. 22890 71249
Another medieval settlement is
Paliokastro Monastery, 17th century, built on the place where Gizi Castle once stood.

The most famous Byzantine place in
Mykonos is situated in the Kastro area.
It is a group of 5 churches, built in the 11th century; it is a landmark in


The island’s best and busiest beaches are
Paradise, Super Paradise, Agrari and Elia, where nudism is allowed. There are caique services to and from every beach. Malaliamos, Tourlos and Agios Strfanosare are the nearest beaches to Hora, about 2 km away.
Ornos Beach, about 3,5 km from Hora, is noisy, but boats to many destinations are available from there.
Agios Ioannis is a popular family beach, while Platys Gialos is preferred by youngsters.
Kalo Livadi is 9 km away from Hora, and the nearby Kalafatis is known for facilities in water sports.
Panormos and Agios Sostis, north-coast beaches, gained a lot of popularity.

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