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by Santorini Dave • Updated: September 5, 2022
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- Mykonos Ferry Port Location
- Mykonos Ferry Port Transportation
- Tickets at Mykonos Ferry Port
- Mykonos Port Ferry Schedule
- Staying near Mykonos Ferry Port
- Photos of Mykonos Old Ferry Port
- Photos of Mykonos New Ferry Port
Where is Mykonos Ferry Port?
Mykonos Old Port vs Mykonos New Port
Mykonos has two ports, located about two kilometers apart: The Old Port and the New Port/Tourlos. The Old Port serves smaller vessels and local boats; the New Port serves car/passenger ferries, catamaran ferries, and all cruise ships that dock at Mykonos. Both of these ports are located on the island’s west coast, near Mykonos Town and around 5km from Mykonos International Airport. The Sea Bus regularly transports passengers between the two. Both ports can get hectic and busy during the summer high season. If you need a vehicle then it’s best to rent a car at the Mykonos airport.
- Mykonos Old Port is located on the northern edge of Mykonos Town harbor, a short walk away from the main town square. The Old Port is primarily used by private vessels. The harbor’s southern pier, close to the Little Venice neighborhood, is used for tour boats to the archaeological island of Delos.
- Mykonos New Port is located about two kilometers north of Mykonos Town center in the Tourlos area and is connected to the Old Port and city center by both land (bus, private transfer, and taxi) and sea (Sea Bus). The New Port serves all ferries and cruise ships.
- Most areas in Greece, including Mykonos, have public transportation strikes throughout the year. These strikes can affect all forms of transit, including, buses, trains, ferries, flights, and taxis. During strikes no buses, no ferries, and only a handful of trains and flights will depart on time (or at all); taxis tend to be the least affected mode of transport. Though strikes can occur any time, there is always a huge strike on May 1. Avoid booking any ferries, flights, or trains that day.
Popular Ferry Routes
- Athens to Crete Ferry
- Athens to Milos Ferry
- Athens to Mykonos Ferry
- Athens to Naxos Ferry
- Athens to Paros Ferry
- Athens to Santorini Ferry
- Santorini to Athens Ferry
- Santorini to Crete Ferry
- Santorini to Milos Ferry
- Santorini to Mykonos Ferry
- Santorini to Naxos Ferry
- Santorini to Paros Ferry
Mykonos Ferry Port Transportation
Transportation to/from Mykonos Old Port
Mykonos Old Port is located on the northern end of Mykonos Town, with most Mykonos Town hotels about a 5-15 minute walk away. The best options to get between Mykonos Old Port and other parts of the island are the Sea Bus, local buses, private transfer arranged via your hotel or Welcome Pickups transfer service. Relying on a taxi to or from the Old Port is not recommended.
- Buses at Mykonos Old Port: There is a public bus station very near Mykonos Old Port (2-minute walk). Local buses regularly depart from the Old Port bus station to Agios Stefanos, the New Port (Tourlos), Ano Mera, Kalafatis, Elia Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach, Panormos Beach, Agios Ioannis, and Platis Gialos. There are sometimes shuttle buses to Paradise and Super Paradise from the Old Port bus station during high season. Local buses to Paradise and Super Paradise depart from the Fabrika bus station on the other side of Mykonos Town, a 20-minute walk from the Old Port. Buses generally run from 9am to 11pm, sometimes earlier or later depending on the route. Some routes (especially to beaches) are seasonal, with limited schedules from October to May. Tickets are cash only and will cost around €2/person. Luggage can be stowed under the bus, free of charge. (Mykonos Bus Timetable)
- Taxis at Mykonos Old Port: There are few taxis in Mykonos (only about 30 to serve the entire island), and securing one can be a real pain. Instead of a taxi to/from the Old Port, I recommend arranging transfer through your hotel or Welcome Pickups. The nearest taxi stand to the Old Port is a 5-minute walk away. Taxi fare on Mykonos is paid in cash, and there is a strict 4 person limit per taxi.
- Private Car and Shuttle Service at Mykonos Old Port: Welcome Pickups is a great pre-planned alternative to a taxi and my favorite car service to use in Greece. English-speaking drivers operate 24 hours a day, monitor ferry schedules for delays or schedule changes, and greet you at the port holding a sign with your name. Larger vehicles are available for groups larger than 4, and child car seats can be pre-ordered in advance. Prices are similar to a pre-arranged taxi: about €30 to the airport, €40 to Platis Gialos, and €60 to Super Paradise.
- Sea Bus: The Sea Bus water taxi runs daily between the New Port, Tourlos Marina, the Old Port, and Mykonos Town. The Sea Bus departs every half hour from roughly 7am to midnight, and fare is €2/person. The trip from the Old Port to Mykonos Town takes about 5 minutes, 15-20 from the Old Port to the New Port. There is ample space on the Sea Bus for luggage and strollers, and wheelchairs can be accommodated.
- Car Rental and Parking at Mykonos Old Port: I recommend reserving a rental car in advance, especially if you require an automatic transmission. Rentalcars.com has an easy-to-use website that makes it simple to find the best deal, and they book through reputable international brands. When searching, choose the option “Mykonos Old Port;” Avis and Budget rental agencies are located a 3-minute walk from the port, just behind and above the public bus station. If you prefer to rent from Alamo, National, Enterprise, Sixt, or AutoUnion, choose the option “Mykonos Airport” and either book a ride to the airport through Welcome Pickups or take the bus from Fabrika station (20-minute walk) to pick up your car. There is ample parking at Mykonos Old port; the lot is adjacent to the public bus station.
- Mykonos Old Port to the Airport: The best and easiest way to get between the Old Port and the airport is to reserve a ride in advance through Welcome Pickups. Taxis can be hard to find on Mykonos, and there is no regular bus that runs between the two locations. The bus to the airport uses Fabrika station, a 20-minute walk from the Old Port – over bumpy paths that can be tough with luggage.
Transportation to/from Mykonos New Port (Tourlos)
Mykonos’ New Port is located about 2km north of Mykonos Town, in an area called Tourlos. It is a long walk along a busy road from the New Port to Mykonos Town (45 minutes); much too far with luggage. The best options to get to and from the New Port in Mykonos are the Sea Bus, local buses, or private transfer arranged via your hotel or Welcome Pickups. Because there are so few on the island, relying on a taxi to or from the New Port is not recommended.
- Buses at Mykonos New Port: Local buses wait inside the port, to the left as you disembark your ferry. These buses run to the Old Port, Mykonos International Airport, and to Fabrika bus station in Mykonos Town. To get from the New Port to any other location (and all beach towns) requires a change of bus (and a new ticket) at either the Old Port or Fabrika stations. Buses generally run from 9am to 11pm, sometimes earlier or later depending on the route. Some routes (especially to beaches) are seasonal, with limited schedules from October to May. Tickets are cash only and will cost around €2/person. Luggage can be stowed under the bus, free of charge. (Mykonos Bus Timetable)
- Taxis at Mykonos New Port: There is a taxi stand located inside of the port gates, to your left as you disembark the ferry. There are only about 30 that serve the entire island of Mykonos, however, so you’ll likely be waiting a long time to get one. Additionally, taxi fare on Mykonos is paid in cash only, and there is a strict 4 person limit per taxi. Instead of a taxi to/from the New Port, I recommend arranging transfer through your hotel or Welcome Pickups.
- Sea Bus at Mykonos New Port: The Sea Bus water taxi runs daily between the New Port, Tourlos Marina, the Old Port, and Mykonos Town. The Sea Bus departs every half hour from roughly 7am to midnight, and fare is €2/person. To find the Sea Bus dock, make a left as you disembark the ferry, then walk along the road until you see the Sea Bus ticket booth to your right. The trip from the New Port to Mykonos Town takes about 15-20 minutes. There is ample space on board for luggage and strollers, and wheelchairs can be accommodated.
- Private Car and Shuttle Service at Mykonos New Port: Welcome Pickups is a great pre-planned alternative to a taxi and my favorite car service to use in Greece. English-speaking drivers operate 24 hours a day, monitor ferry schedules for delays or schedule changes, and greet you at the port holding a sign with your name. Larger vehicles are available for groups larger than 4, and child car seats can be pre-ordered in advance. Prices are similar to a pre-arranged taxi: about €30 to Mykonos Town, the airport, and Platis Gialos; €40 to Super Paradise.
- Car Rental and Parking at Mykonos New Port: There are no rental car offices at the New Port in Mykonos, or within easy walking distance. I recommend reserving a rental car in advance (especially if you require an automatic transmission), and picking it up at the airport. The airport is small, generally calm, and picking up a car there will be simpler than finding the car rental offices in Mykonos Town. Rentalcars.com has an easy-to-use website that makes it simple to find the best deal on the type of car you need, and they book through reputable international brands. When searching, choose the option “Mykonos Airport;” Avis, Budget, Alamo, National, Enterprise, Sixt, and AutoUnion offices are represented. To get to the airport to pick up your car, either book a ride through Welcome Pickups or take the local bus from the port. (Mykonos Bus Timetable) There is plenty of parking at the Mykonos New Port.
- Mykonos New Port to the Airport: The best way to get from Mykonos Port to the airport is to either book a ride through Welcome Pickups (€30, 10-15 minutes) or take the local bus from the port. (€1.60, 20 minutes, Mykonos Bus Timetable)
Tickets for Mykonos Ferries
How Early to Arrive for Mykonos Ferry Departures?
- Both of the Mykonos ferry ports can get extremely busy, especially from June to August. It’s a good idea to plan to arrive at the port an hour before your ferry is due to depart. If you need to collect a paper ticket at the port, do that first thing after arriving at the port; ticket kiosks lines are generally pretty long by around 20-30 minutes before loading.
Should I buy my ferry tickets in advance or at the port?
- Ferries can and do sell out. If you’re traveling between June and September, it’s essential to purchase tickets 2-3 months in advance. Although it’s generally not a problem during the offseason to show up 30-40 minutes early and purchase tickets at the port, I still like buying in advance, just to be safe. The best website for buying ferry tickets is FerryHopper.com. Their helpful search function makes it easy to research ferry routes, schedules, and prices, whether you’re buying in advance from their website or purchasing at the port. In the case of schedule changes or cancellations, Ferryhopper will notify you right away.
Where are the ticket kiosks in the Mykonos Ferry Port?
- In the New Port of Tourlos, you’ll find the ticket desk amid the row of port service buildings that is directly opposite the ferry dock. When the Old Port served ferry boats, the ticket kiosk was located in the passenger terminal building, near the dock.
Do Greek ferries use e-tickets?
- Most Greek ferry companies now offer electronic tickets, eliminating the need to collect paper tickets at the port. After booking e-tickets tickets on FerryHopper.com, a confirmation email with links to web check-in will be sent. Check in online on the day of your departure, then download your boarding pass to print on your own or keep in your phone/tablet to present at departure.
Should I get Mykonos ferry tickets delivered in advance?
- I don’t recommend having ferry tickets delivered in advance to your hotel. Schedule changes are common, and once you are in physical possession of your tickets, any cancellation or modification can only be processed in person by a representative of your ferry company (for a fee). It’s much easier to pick up your tickets when arriving at the port, or book e-tickets and check in online an hour or two before your scheduled departure.
Mykonos Port Ferry Schedules
Ferries regularly run between Mykonos and Athens (Pireaus and Rafina ports), Crete (Heraklion and Rethymnon ports), Tinos, Andros, Naxos, Paros, and Santorini. FerryHopper.com will have the most up-to-date schedules and fares for Greek ferries and is the best way to buy ferry tickets. Although most ferries do not sell out, for peace of mind I recommend booking tickets 2 to 3 months in advance.
Note: In 2022, ferry routes and schedules might be impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Please use ferryhopper to find the most recently updated information.
Staying Near the Mykonos Old Port
Mykonos Old Port is located on the north edge of Mykonos Town, with loads of great hotels and restaurants within easy walking distance. Hotels that are located in the pedestrian-only zone will be unreachable by taxi, but easy to get to on foot from the Old Port.
Best Hotels near Mykonos Old Port
- Harmony Boutique Hotel
Charming little hotel with modern rooms (including 2 that are wheelchair-accessible), a pool, fantastic restaurant and bar, and a mini spa. Excellent breakfasts, too. Located in a quiet area just above the Old Port on the northern edge of Mykonos Town. 3-minute walk to the Old Port
- Kouros Hotel & Suites
Luxury boutique hotel that’s well=appointed with amazing sunset views, creative fine dining, and excellent service. All rooms have private terraces, some with jacuzzis or infinity pools. The shared pool area is gorgeous, and the spa offers a steam-room, jacuzzi, and massage. Located north of the Old Port, just a few minutes’ drive into the restaurants and shops of Mykonos town. 7-minute walk to the Old Port
- Cavo Tagoo Mykonos
One of Mykonos’ top luxury hotels. The shared infinity pool and sundeck is gorgeous, and the full-service spa also offers an indoor pool. (Most rooms above standard level have private pools, as well.) Excellent sushi at the hotel’s Japanese restaurant, Kiku. Located north of the Old Port, with free shuttle bus into Mykonos Town (a 10-minute walk away). 9-minute walk to the Old Port
- Matina Hotel
Lovely and moderately-priced hotel in a peaceful garden setting, tucked away in a quiet corner of Mykonos Town. Double, triple, and quadruple rooms are available, and service is gracious and attentive. 12-minute walk to the Old Port
- Bluetopia Suites
Charming boutique hotel in Mykonos Town’s Little Venice neighborhood, offering amazing sunset and windmill views from over-the-sea balconies. Each suite features a private balcony and hydromassage shower; 2 have steam showers with chromotherapy lighting. Located in the pedestrian-only heart of Mykonos town, in the heart of the island’s legendary nightlife, dining, and designer boutiques. 14-minute walk to the Old Port
Best Restaurants near Mykonos Old Port
- Roca Cookery – Traditional Greek and Mediterranean cuisine restaurant located just above the port. Great sunset views. 4-minute walk from the Old Port.
- Remezzo Restaurant and Bar – Beautiful and upscale spot for fine dining, cocktails, and (some nights) live music. Lovely port views. Reservations recommended. 5-minute walk from the Old Port.
- Kadena – Good selection of Greek and other standards (including an excellent burger) at reasonable prices, with water views. 10-minute walk from the Old Port.
- M-Eating – Attentive, white-linen fine-dining on a tiny, cobbled street in the heart of Mykonos Town. One of the best restaurants on the island. Reservations essential. 10-minute walk from the Old Port.
- Sakis Grill House – The best spot in Mykonos town for souvlaki and gyros, open round-the-clock during high season. Quick and cheap. 10-minute walk from the Old Port.
- Niko’s Taverna – Casual and unpretentious taverna specializing in Greek standards and grilled seafood. Excellent quality and value, one block up from the harbor. 11-minute walk from the Old Port.
- Kounelas Fish Tavern – Excellent seafood dishes in an enchanted garden setting under a fig tree. It’s a small spot, so reserve in advance if you can. 11-minute walk from the Old Port.
- Pepper – Another excellent souvlaki spot, but this one is a bit more upscale, and also offers gourmet burgers, huge steaks, and great cocktails. Located in Little Venice. 12-minute walk from the Old Port.
- Funky Kitchen – Mediterranean fusion cuisine (think octopus carpaccio and seared ahi tuna with eggplant mousse) on a secluded outdoor terrace, run by a dedicated husband-wife team. Dinner only, reservations recommended. 14-minute walk from the Old Port.
Staying Near the Mykonos New Port
The New Port is located just north of Mykonos Town in an area called Tourlos. Tourlos is generally quieter than Mykonos Town, and is home to charming Agios Stefanos Beach. The road leading out of the port can be busy and many nearby hotels are atop steep hills (with great views); it’s generally a good idea to arrange transfer (either via your hotel or Welcome Pickups) in advance.
Hotels near Mykonos New Port
- Mykonos Riviera
Excellent 5-Star hotel with full-service spa (including fitness center), 2 restaurants, and an incredible infinity pool with fiber-optic lighting and views over the port. All rooms and suites have generous bathtubs; some feature outdoor hot tubs or private pools. 5-minute drive to the New Port.
- Maki’s Place
Good value hotel overlooking the port. A nice swimming pool and good restaurant are on site, and family-sized studio rooms sleep 5. Complimentary port and airport pick-up and delivery. 5-minute drive to the New Port.
- Paradision Hotel
Charming, family-run hotel with just 16 rooms and suites. Superior rooms offer sea views, family suites sleep 4. Nice swimming pool, great breakfast, and lovely views over the port. It’s a short, but steep, walk to the port and the Sea Bus into Mykonos Town. 5-minute drive to the New Port.
- Adikri Villas & Studios
Spacious villas and studio apartments with a lovely pool area and excellent views over the harbor. All villas and studio apartments feature kitchens or kitchenettes; the private pool villa has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 6. Excellent for families and near the Sea Bus, but situatued atop a steep hill – folks with limited mobility should look elsewhere. 5-minute drive to New Port.
- Grace Mykonos
Stylish and modern hotel with spa (including steam bath and fitness center) and fine-dining restaurant. In addition to the excellent swimming pool, many suites offer a private plunge pool, including 2-bedroom family suites. Located directly above sandy Agios Stefanos Beach, with excellent views over the Aegean and nearby islands. 6-minute drive to the New Port.
- Rocabella Mykonos
Beautiful and stylish hotel with a fully-equipped spa, fine dining restaurant, and fantastic swimming pool, all within a 10-minute walk of Agios Stefanos Beach. 8-minute drive to the New Port.
Restaurants near Mykonos New Port
- Mathios Taverna – Traditional Greek taverna with a lovely tree-covered courtyard, just across from the Old Port. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 6-minute walk from the New Port.
- Molaraki – Classic Greek menu, along with pizza and pasta. Located in Maki’s Place Hotel. 7-minute walk from the New Port.
- Cantina Mykonos – Excellent and super-fresh souvlaki, falafel, burgers, and fries. Service is fast and friendly. 9-minute walk to the New Port.
- Compass – Modern Greek/Mediterranean with an upscale but relaxed atmosphere and excellent views. Full bar and extensive wine list, too. 14-minute walk to the New Port.
- Limnios Tavern – Charming modern taverna uphill from Agios Stefanos with excellent sunset views. The staircase to and from the beach (next to Mina Beach hotel) is quite steep, but Limnios is easily accessed by car and parking is available. 17-minute walk from the New Port.
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