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Mykonos is rather small and you can see the whole island in one day if you wish. The traffic is, to say the least, intensive and some roads are in poor condition. In fact, I have never experienced such an intensive traffic as the one in Mykonos. Not even in Crete, and Crete is famous for poor roads and crazy drivers. It is most intensive around Mykonos Town, to the new port and to the airport. The roads are so narrow in some places so there is almost no room for meeting.

Nevertheless, people drive as bank robbers on the run. Not to mention these youngsters that like kamikaze pilots swish past in big four-wheelers. When we last visited Mykonos to update this guide, Camilla drove and I was a map reader. Afterwards she said that she had never been so afraid on the roads, and she was extremely grateful that the job was completed. If you are in Mykonos during low season, then of course the traffic is not as intensive.

As the distances are short
, you can just as well rent a scooter or an ATV instead of a car. Scooter and car rental places are found in Mykonos Town and in all major tourist resorts. As there is a keen competition, it can be worth going to different outlets to ask for the price. If you want to, you can book a car at home and pick it up at the airport, or somewhere else in Mykonos.

The bus system covers almost the whole island
. There are three bus stops in Mykonos Town. From the bus stop next to the OTE at the port, near the Archaeological Museum, the buses runs to the beaches of Kalafati and Elia and to the village of Ano Mera. A little Agios Stefanos farther away, towards the new port, the buses runs to the new port and to .

Bus timetables. Mykonos.

The bus system covers almost the whole island.

Cars in Mykonos Town.

Only the garbage truck may drive in Mykonos Town.

From the main bus stop in the square above the windmills, the buses runs to Platis Gialos, Psarou, Ornos, Agios Ioannis, Paradise and Paraga. Bus timetables are available at

There are many taxis
, they do not usually use taximeter so ask for the price before you jump into the taxi. If you do not find a free taxi, you can call 22890-22400.

Beach boats to the beaches of
Paraga, Paradise, Super Paradise, Elia and Agrari beach starts out from Ornos beach and Platis Gialos beach.

Excursion boats to Delos departs from the southern pier
at the small port in Mykonos Town. Tickets are sold at the port and at several travel agencies. The first boat leave around eight o'clock in the morning and the last tour leaves around one o'clock in the afternoon. You can choose between seeing Delos independently or with a guide. The archaeological area is gigantic and there is so much to see, walking around without a guide is basically a waste of time, unless you are very well-read.

Read about Delos here »

Excursion boat to Delos..

Excursion boat to Delos.

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