Day trip to Mykonos

The pelican named Petros at the windmills of Mykonos
  • Intro
  • Departures
  • Program
  • What to see
  • Ground transportation

Organize boat trip to Mykonos for a day and enjoy its beauties by strolling the narrow streets of Greece's most famous island. Spend a day on a grand island!

Depart from the Cyclades Islands - Santorini, Naxos, Paros, Tinos or Syros - and visit the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos in no more than 2 hours 30 minutes!

Whitewashed houses with blue wooden shutters, labyrinthine paved streets, excellent traditional food, 365 blue-white chapels, trendy designer boutiques and some of the best beaches: Mykonos is an island worth visiting even for one day!

Mykonos is the most famous tourist island in the Eastern Mediterranean and certainly the most cosmopolitan amongst the Cyclades, something which is not just by chance.

Everyone should see Mykonos Town as it is absolutely gorgeous with its quintessential Greek island scenery.

  • Mykonos is one of the most popular and well-organized islands
  • Relax by exploring the island at your own pace
  • All the attractions and the famous beaches of the island are easily reachable
  • Expect to experience the exquisite visuals of whitewashed houses, proud windmills, many chapels, busy backstreets with balconies full of flowers and a multicolored fleet of fishing boats at the port
  • Soak up the sun on the beaches, discover the charming town or check out the local flavor at the taverns around Mykonos's Little Venice
  • Ride the local boat from Mykonos to Delos with a guide who shares knowledge about the UNESCO World Heritage-listed island

This independent day trip leaves you all the free time to explore at your own pace and expense!

Daily departures to Mykonos

The day trip departures to Mykonos may change by season, so check our search engine for the latest dates, schedules, prices and availability.

The trip duration and stay time on the island of Mykonos depends on the chosen ferry crossing, vessel and weather conditions. Choose between many daily round-trips for your preferred crossing duration and stay time on the island!

Day trip Crossing duration Stay time on the island
Athens to Mykonos approx. 2.5 hours from 6 to 8 hours
Santorini to Mykonos approx. 1.5 hours from 6 to 8 hours
Naxos to Mykonos approx. 45 minutes from 6 to 10 hours
Paros to Mykonos approx. 30 minutes from 5 to 8 hours
Tinos to Mykonos approx. 20 minutes from 5 to 8 hours
Syros to Mykonos approx. 30 minutes from 5 to 8 hours

Athens to Mykonos day trip

The ferry from Athens to Mykonos typically takes around 2 to 3 hours, depending on the type of ferry and the specific route. There are several ferry companies that operate this route, offering a range of options in terms of departure times and ticket prices.

The ferries depart from the port of Piraeus in Athens, which is easily accessible by metro, public bus or taxi and arrive in the New Port of Mykonos (Tourlos).

It's important to check the ferry schedules and book your ferry tickets from Athens to Mykonos in advance, especially during the peak summer months when demand is high. The availability of facilities and amenities on board may vary depending on the ferry company and the type of vessel.

Santorini to Mykonos day trip

There are several ferry companies that operate the ferry route from Santorini to Mykonos, offering both high-speed and conventional ferries. The ferry time is around 1.5 hours, depending on the type of ferry and sea conditions.

During the peak tourist season, generally from May to September, frequent ferry departures from Santorini (Thira) to Mykonos make it easy to find a suitable ferry schedule. It's advisable to book tickets in advance, especially during the busy summer months, to secure your preferred departure time.

Naxos to Mykonos day trip

The ferry from Naxos to Mykonos is serviced by several ferry companies, offering frequent departures throughout the day, especially during the peak tourist season. The journey typically takes around 45 minutes, depending on the type of ferry and sea conditions.

The ports in both Naxos and Mykonos are well-equipped with facilities and services for passengers, making the journey smooth and enjoyable.

Paros to Mykonos day trip

There are several ferry companies that operate the route from Paros to Mykonos, offering frequent daily departures during the peak tourist season. The ferry time is around 30 minutes, depending on the type of ferry and sea conditions. Passengers can enjoy stunning views of the Aegean Sea during the crossing, making it a scenic and enjoyable experience. It's advisable to book tickets in advance, especially during the summer months when demand is high.

Parikia port in Paros and Mykonos's main port are well-equipped with passenger facilities, making the embarkation and disembarkation process smooth and efficient. Travelers can choose between conventional and high-speed ferries, with both economy and business-class seating options.

Tinos to Mykonos day trip

The ferry route connecting Tinos and Mykonos is widely favored as a popular and practical mode of transportation between these two Greek islands. Operating throughout the year, the ferry service offers multiple daily departures during the peak tourist season, with the journey typically lasting approximately 20-30 minutes, subject to the type of ferry and sea conditions.

Various ferry companies cater to passengers on this route, presenting a range of choices regarding departure times and onboard amenities. Reviewing the schedules and securing tickets in advance, particularly during the high-demand summer months, is recommended.

Tinos and Mykonos are renowned for their exquisite beaches, charming villages, and vibrant nightlife.

Syros to Mykonos day trip

The ferry from Syros to Mykonos is highly popular and efficient, serving as a favored mode of transportation between these two picturesque Greek islands. Operating consistently year-round, the ferry service caters to local residents and tourists, providing a reliable means of travel. The duration of the journey typically ranges from 30 to 40 minutes, depending on the specific ferry used and the prevailing sea conditions.

Passengers are treated to stunning views of the Aegean Sea during the voyage, enhancing the overall travel experience. It is strongly recommended to verify ferry timetables and make ticket reservations in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons, to ensure a smooth and stress-free journey.

Mykonos day trip program

In the morning

  • Arrange your own transfer to the port of departure. We recommend booking a cheap private transfer.
  • Be there at least 30 minutes before the ship’s departure
  • If you haven't checked in online, collect the boarding tickets from our port agent and embark on the high-speed ferry to Mykonos
  • With just a few hours on board, you can enjoy a cold espresso (Fredo, as the Greeks say), have breakfast at the snack bar, and relax onboard!
  • Arrive in the new port of Mykonos in Tourlos after almost 2 hours and 30 minutes and get to Mykonos Town by a private transfer, public bus, taxi, foot or the Seabus

Your time on Mykonos

  • A 5 to 8-hour stay (depending on the ferry crossing you choose) allows you to visit most of the island's main attractions
  • Enjoy a stroll through the picturesque narrow alleys of Mykonos Town with its trendy designer boutiques
  • Go to Paradise Beach or Psarou Beach and relax with celebrities
  • Taste traditional Greek food in a romantic tavern next to the sea
  • There are plenty of ground transportation options to get around on Mykonos! Please scroll to the bottom of the page to see them

In the afternoon

  • Return to the new port of Mykonos in Tourlos and embark on the high-speed ferry on time
  • After a short crossing time, arrive back at your main destination

What to see in Mykonos

Mykonos Town

The pulsing heart of Mykonos, the Chora (also recognized as Mykonos Town), is a stunning maze of alleys dotted with chic boutiques and restaurants embellished with colorful bougainvillea plants. It gets crowded at night but is well worth a stroll.

Matogianni Street is the coronary heart of the island, acknowledged by locals and travelers, and dominated by dressmakers, handmade jewelry stores, and souvenir shops.

Little Venice

This Chora neighborhood is recognized as one of the fantastic locations on the island. Overlooking the southwest end of the harbor, it was once right here that many early ship captains determined to calm down and built uniquely beautiful houses overlooking the Aegean.

These days, many historic houses have been converted into various cozy restaurants, bars, retail outlets and nightclubs, making this a bustling location at all hours of the day.

Paradise Beach

Soft sands, azure seas and rowdy surroundings have made Paradise Beach one of the most famous locations on the island.

Paradise Beach has become more advanced over the past few years. It now features a nearby strip of resorts, restaurants, and beloved carousing spots like the Tropicana Beach Bar and Cavo Paradiso.

The Windmills

Those iconic windmills overlooking Little Venice date back to the 16th century, when islanders used wind energy to grind grain.

There are 16 windmills in total, and while they're not operational, they stand as a monument to early innovation.

The views are astounding. You can see Chora and the harbor in the distance from this hilltop perch.
While you are here, you should visit the nearby Mykonos Agricultural Museum, which is part of the Mykonos Folk Museum.

On your way to the windmills, remember the surroundings near Alefkandra. Alefkandra, this historical vicinity is a top-notch location to give up for a bite to devour or a glass of ouzo as you head back towards Little Venice.

Visit Delos

Take a short boat trip from Mykonos to Delos with a local guide who shares specialized knowledge of the UNESCO-mentioned island.

Discover the drama of Delos during this walking tour through the excavated ruins of its leading archaeological site.

Mykonos ground transportation options

We gathered some valuable recommendations for ground transportation while on Mykonos.

  • The most convenient option is to book a private transfer in advance. This way you can explore the nearby beaches and villages beside the main Chora
  • During the summer season, there is a frequent public bus service from the new port in Tourlos to Mykonos Town
  • Take a taxi from the new port in Tourlos to Mykonos town (approx. 12-15 Euro)
  • You can walk from the new port in Tourlos to Mykonos town in 25-30 minutes
  • Hop on the Seabus water taxi from the new port in Tourlos (where all ferries are docking) to Mykonos Town for 2 euros and arrive in 8 minutes
Looking for travel ideas? Select from map