Mykonos is the second most popular island of Greece after Santorini. It belongs to the Cyclades islands complex in the Aegean sea, more specifically located south of Tinos and north of Naxos.
Given that Mykonos is one of the most touristically developed islands in Greece, there are regular ferry routes to Mykonos from Athens all year long but itineraries are most frequent during summertime.
All ferries to Mykonos dock at the New Port of Mykonos (Tourlos region), which is about 2 km from the Main Town.
FERRY TO MYKONOS FROM ATHENS & THE ISLANDS
Accessing Mykonos by ferry is the most common way to visit the island, thus many routes and timetables run during summer but also during winter too. Mykonos is not only connected by ferry to Athens but to many other islands as well. You can reach Mykonos by ferry from Athens and more specifically from the ports of Rafina and Piraeus. You can also reach Mykonos from other islands such as Santorini, Tinos, Paros, Naxos, Syros, Andros, Milos, Crete (Heraklion), Sifnos, Folegandros, Amorgos and more.
Important notice: Ferry schedules may vary every year. The ferry schedules for the summer season are announced by most ferry companies in March. You can find and book all available ferries on our booking engine, as soon as they are officially announced.
Most of the travelers visiting Mykonos travel from Athens by ferry. The two ports of Athens that serve ferry routes from the Greek Capital to Mykonos are Rafina and Piraeus. During summer, there are 2 ferry crossings from Piraeus port, which is the main and biggest port of Athens to Mykonos and at least 7 ferry crossings from Rafina port, which is the easthern port of Athens and located near the Airport, to Mykonos.
Important note: The shortest way to reach Mykonos is from the port of Rafina.
• How long is the ferry trip from Athens to Mykonos?
The duration of the ferry trip from Athens to Mykonos varies from a minimum of 2h30m to a maximum of 5h30m, whereas an average time is 4 hours. This depends on the type of vessel (conventional or high-speed), the port of departure (Piraeus or Rafina), the in-between stops to other islands and of course in some occasions the strong winds that occur often in the Aegean sea.
• How much is the ferry from Athens to Mykonos?
Prices depend on the ferry type (conventional or high-speed) and the port of departure (Piraeus or Rafina). Some indicative prices are:
- €34.5 for the conventional Blue Star Ferries from Piraeus with trip duration around 5 hours and 15 minutes.
- €29 for the conventional ferry with Fast Ferries from Rafina and trip duration 4 hours and 20 minutes.
- €49.7 for the high-speed ferries with SeaJets from Rafina with trip duration around 2 hours and 20 minutes.
• What ferries are operating from Athens to Mykonos?
There are two types of vessels operating the route from Athens to Mykonos, the conventional ferries mainly run by the companies: Blue Star Ferries, Golden Star Ferries and Fast Ferries and high-speed ferries run by SeaJet and Golden Star companies.
> Conventional ferries
The conventional type of ferry is a big vessel with many indoor, outdoor spaces and a garage. If you are traveling with a dog, there is an organised kennel but depending on the vessel you can also keep your dog supervised on the deck. You will find restaurants, fast food corners, cafes and small shops with magazines and more, while air conditioning exists in all the interior spaces. The trip with a conventional Blue Star Ferry is the most popular. Bad weather conditions such as strong winds, do not affect this type of vessel very much and are always punctual. Also the trip is much more pleasant due to its size and spaces, as you can enjoy the beautiful sea views and have lunch or coffee.
Last but not least, a useful note regarding this ferry type is that with an extra fee you can take your car along to Mykonos. The ticket price for traveling with this type of vessel is relatively low.
Types of seats: Deck/Economy, Air seats/Economy, Air seat/Business, and cabins with/without view.
Price range: €29 – €34
Vehicule: From €23 (Moto) and from €64 (Car)
Timetable: During the summer season, there are at least 4 operating routes per day for this type of vessel to/from Rafina/Mykonos and 2 from Piraeus.
> High-speed ferries
The high-speed ferries are smaller in size ferries that travel faster. There are no outdoor spaces and passengers remain in the indoor area. Only a limited number of airplane-type seats are available and just one or two coffee shops on deck for passengers. Inside the vessel there is an air conditioning system.
Some SeaJets ferries has a garage and you can carry your car from Athens to Mykonos but this is not always the case with high-speed ferries. The advantage of choosing high-speed ferries is that they sail faster and the price is not that higher than the conventional ferry one.
Unfortunately, because they are small vessels, bad weather conditions affect them and it has been noticed that delays occur often. In case you are travelling with strong winds, you might feel a bit seasick.
Types seats: irplane seat / Economy, Airplane seat / Business and Airplane seat / VIP.
Price range: €46 – €52.7
Vehicule price range: From €22 for a Moto, from €60 for a Car
Timetable: During the summer season, there are 3 ferry crossings per day for this type of vessel to/ from Rafina/ Mykonos and 1 to/ from Piraeus/ Mykonos.
• Indicative Timetables
- From Rafina to Mykonos
- 07:15am Golden Star Ferries (2h25m)
- 07:30am Fast Ferries (4h20m)
- 07:40am Sea Jets (2h20m)
- 07:50am Golden Star Ferries (4h30m)
- 15:00pm Sea Jets (2h30m)
- 17:30pm Fast Ferries (4h40m)
- 18:45pm Fast Ferries (4h35m)
- From Mykonos to Rafina
- 11:20am Seajets (2h45m)
- 12:00pm Fast Ferries (4h40m)
- 14:35pm Sea Jets (2h25m)
- 15:10pm Golden Star Ferries (4h45m)
- 16:00pm Fast Ferries (5h)
- 18:00pm Golden Star Ferries (2h30m)
- 22:30pm Fast Ferries (20h)
- 23:35pm Fast Ferries (20h5m)
- From Piraeus to Mykonos
- 07:00am Sea Jets (2h35m)
- 07:30am Blue Star Ferries (5h15m)
- From Mykonos to Piraeus
- 06:30am Blue Star Ferries (4h15m)
- 14:15pm Seajets (2h45m)
- 14:15pm Blue Star Ferries (5h30m)