Welcome to the little Cyclades island with the huge reputation.


Mykonos can be one long beach party, if that's what you want; but it can just as easily be long, sunny days on deserted sands, followed by lazy dinners in seaside tavernas. Whichever way you see it, Mykonos is impossible not to love.

Arriving at Mykonos Airport

Mykonos Airport is less than three miles south of Mykonos Town, and within easy driving distance of most beach resorts – in fact it's within easy driving distance of pretty much anywhere, as Mykonos is a very compact island. The airport mainly operates international charter flights during summer, and domestic flights in winter.

KTEL Mykonos, the island’s sole bus company, runs a frequent, regular service from the airport into Mykonos Town. Buses leave from right outside the main terminal building and take about 20 minutes. You can usually find current timetables online, and KTEL often operates early morning services to meet incoming holiday flights.

Taxis are available to hire from the rank directly outside the terminal building, and the drive to Mykonos Town shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes. Drivers will also be happy to take you to the island’s beach resorts, and a fixed fare system is in place at the airport.

Car hire is another alternative and there are several operators in the main terminal building, including both Avis and Hertz.

Facilities in the terminal building are quite limited, but there is a small café, ATM and gift shop.


Xlsior Mykonos Xlsior Mykonos launched in 2009 and is now one of Europe’s largest gay festivals, attracting thousands of revellers every year. Holiday hedonism is the general theme. Join the fun in the last week of August each year.
Harvest Festival The agricultural museum in Mykonos Town is the setting for the island’s annual Harvest Festival, held in the middle of September. It's a welcoming, family-friendly event that celebrates traditional rural customs, local produce, arts and crafts.

Mykonos Biennale The Mykonos Biennale takes place in the first week of September, bringing summer to a close with a programme of music, dance, drama and film at venues across the island.

Ano Mera Mykonos only has two towns, and thanks to its inland position Ano Mera is the lesser known. It's small and sleepy compared to Mykonos Town, and most visitors here are more interested in sacred architecture than nightlife: Ano Mero contains two impressive monasteries. All of that changes every August, when Ano Mero hosts the island’s most extravagant annual Feast Day, at the church of Panagia Tourliani.