How to get from Athens to Mykonos

When planning a trip to Mykonos there are several factors to consider, one of them is how to get from Athens to Mykonos. Unless you are taking a direct flight from your destination, here are a few options to help you better plan your trip.

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Athens to Mykonos: By Airplane 

One of the fastest ways of getting to Mykonos from Athens is by airplane. The plane ride is approximately 30 minutes and you will arrive at Mykonos Airport (JMK). There are numerous daily flights from Athens to Mykonos, especially during the high season. Some of the most common ones are chartered by Aegean Airlines, Ryanair, Volotea and Sky Express. If you book well in advance you can find some great deals.  Mykonos is a very popular destination therefore it is advisable to book your tickets well in advance.

If you are arriving at Athens International Airport you can also book one of the connection flights to Mykonos with a short stopover at the airport. Some guests opt to spend a few days in the Greek capital before heading out to the islands.

Athens to Mykonos: By Ferry 

The second most popular way of getting from Athens to Mykonos is by a ferry boat which you can board directly from the Port of Piraeus. There are three types of ferry boat options, some are slower than others as they make a short stop at several different islands. Here is a list of all the options.

Blue Star Ferries (approximately 5:15hrs)

These are the larger ferries and take on both passengers and vehicles. The vessel passes a few of the islands (Piraeus – Syros -Tinos – Mykonos). Daily boats usually depart from the port of Piraeus at 7:30am and arrive at the port of Mykonos at 12:45. You can check the exact timetable for 2018 here.

Hellenic Seaways (approximately 4 hours)

There are a few vessels which go to Mykonos with fewer stops. The Hellenic Highspeed vessel goes from Piraeus – Syros – Mykonos departing in the evening at 19:30 and arriving on Mykonos at 23:20. Please check the timetable here as they not have daily routes. The Highspeed 4 is available on Monday, Friday and Sunday departing from the port of Piraeus at 16:30 and arriving on Mykonos at 20:05.  Click here for the timetable.

SeaJets (2:45hrs)

This is the fastest option of getting from Athens to Mykonos with a catamaran. The ferry doesn’t have a deck and travels from Piraeus – Tinos – Mykonos – Naxos – Santorini and vice versa. There is a daily connection departing from Athens at 07:00 and arriving on Mykonos at 09:45 am. The routes maybe cancelled due to weather conditions (high winds). Please refer to the timetable here.

Note: There are also daily routes from the Port of Rafina which is located closer to the Athens International Airport. Please refer to the websites of each ferry company for the details and schedules.

Athens to Mykonos: By a private yacht 


Chartering a private yacht maybe one of the best ways to experience the treasures of the Aegean Sea. The distance from Athens to Mykonos is approximately 90 Nautical Miles which is about 13-15 hours of non-stop sailing.

Guests may also wish to extend their journey by visiting the small  island of Kea just off the southeastern coast of Attica,  known for its spectacular beaches. The sea surrounding the island is home to several shipwrecks, including the Titanic’s sister ship, the Britannic which sank in the Aegean Sea in 1916. Before stopping at Mykonos you can also visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site — Delos, one of Greece’s most important archaeological sites.

Athens to Mykonos : By a helicopter

Chartering a private helicopter is the best way to get a bird’s eye view of  Greece’s stunning landscape from the air. A helicopter ride from Athens to Mykonos is approximately 35 minutes and guarantees traveling in ultimate comfort and style.

We hope that you find our guide to traveling from Athens to Mykonos useful. Should you require any additional assistance please contact us here.

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