Ferries to Mykonos depart from two of the main Athens ports which are Rafina and Piraeus.
Rafina port is located on the eastern coast of Attica while Piraeus is located on the southwest part. Rafina port is closer to Athens airport and Piraeus is undeniably closer to the city center.
There are a few crossings from Rafina during the day with the first one departing at 07:15am and the last crossing being late in the afternoon.
The duration of the trip can be differed as highspeed ferries (Sea Jets, Golden Star ferries, Blue Star ferries) arrive in Mykonos within 2,5 hours, conventional ferries on the other hand (Fast ferries, Blue Star ferries) get there in about 4,5 hours.
As for Piraeus port there are three morning crossings with the first one departing at 6:50am.
The duration of the trip depends on the selected type of ferry as Sea Jets vessels arrive in approximately 2,5 hours, conventional ferries (Blue Star ferries) arrive in about 5,5 hours and highspeed vessels of Golden Star ferries get there within 8,5 hours since they stop in various islands.
When it comes to vacation Mykonos island is definitely on everyone’s top ten list.
Widely known throughout the world as the island that never sleeps and commonly called as Greek Ibiza, just as fancy though definitely not that pricey.
One of the most interesting attractions on the island would be the Chora museum. A fascinating example of Cycladic architecture estimated approximately from the 19th century.
Windmills in Mykonos can easily be regarded as the island's landmark. Located in the southeastern part of Chora, between the picturesque Alevkandra and the Niochori district with its large, all-white volumes in a row, oriented towards the sea. Nowadays, seven of the ten are well preserved while they used to be twenty, which existed there until the first decades of the 20th century, grinding the local grain with the constant force of wind.
Make sure to visit Panagia Paraportiani church, a wonderful white-washed church that is actually a complex of five churches which was slowly developed during the 14th, 16th and 17th centuries.
Last but not least, let’s not forget to mention that the island is widely popular for its cosmopolitan atmosphere and vibrant nightlife. There is a wide variety of extravagant restaurants, pubs and clubs of any preference. All you have to do is get out there and explore each and every one of them.
Once you step your toes on the ferry to Mykonos, your once in a lifetime experience has already begun.
While on board you will be able to spend your time wherever you please, you could either get a beverage and have a seat at the lounges or restaurants or even step right on deck since it is allowed on a few occasions.
Travelling without luggage restrictions gives you the freedom and flexibility to take exactly what you need for your holiday and of course if you’re travelling with a pet there are specially modified kennels for your pet’s convenience.
On your way to your destination you’ll get to enjoy the few-minute stops on other islands such as Milos with its extraordinary sandy beaches and Folegandros with its traditional settlement.
Afterwards you’ll get a glimpse of Santorini one of the Volcanic islands with the astonishing caldera and the dramatic views, Ios with the unique geological formations and last but not least Paros with the phenomenal landscapes.
If you’re in a mood of visiting the closest islands you’ll easily be able to get to Paros, Naxos, Tinos, Santorini, Syros, Sifnos, Samos, Patmos, Milos, Limnos, Lesvos, Koufonissi, Crete, Kavala, Ios, Fourni, Ikaria, Folegandros, Chios, Andros and Amorgos.