Before you travel
Before you travel to Greece, it is advisable to bear in mind the following:• Depending on your country of origin, you might need a passport and a visa; you could obtain a visa through the Greek consulate nearest to your residence.• Call your bank or your credit card company to let them know that you will be using it in Greece.• The Electric Current in Greece is 230V AC (50Hz). Appliances from North America require a transformer and British ones an adaptor.• In order to have access to necessary health care, tourists from member states of the European Union (EU) wishing to visit Greece must be holders of the European Health Card (EHIC) or any other legal Community document issued by their competent social security agency. Tourists from countries other than the member states of the European Union must consult their social security agency for information before travelling.• Contact your phone company in order to make sure that your can use your mobile phone in Greece.
Travelling to Mykonos
By plane or ship, travelling to Mykonos is relatively simple and quick. Mykonos has its own airport, which means that many airlines operate direct flights to the island especially during the tourist season between March and late October. You will also find connecting flights from mainland Greece and especially from big cities like Athens and Thessaloniki. Many travellers fly first to the capital Athens and after spending a few days there they fly to Mykonos or travel by boat to the island, which is only a few hours away. Piraeus and Rafina are the main ports in Athens and they both operate frequent scheduled ferryboats and high-speed boats to the island. You will find more information by visiting the links below.
By AirplaneAthens - Mykonos - Athens, there are regular flights throughout the summer. The Airport of Mykonos is situated 4 km from the Town (Hora) so the transfer is taken care by Olympic Airways busses, local bus service and taxis.Thessaloniki, Rhodes, Santorini and Crete, there are regular flights to and from Mykonos during the summer season. Airport of Mykonos | tel: (+30) 22890 22327Olympic Airways office - Mykonos | tel: (+30) 22890 22490 , (+30) 22890 22495Olympic Airways office - Athens | tel: (+30) 210 9666666, (+30) 210 936363-5Athens Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" | tel: (+30) 210 3530000 Olympic Air: www.olympicair.comAegean Airline: www.aegeanair.comAthens Airport: www.aia.gr
There are two ports near Athens: Piraeus (94 nm from Mykonos) and Rafina (71 nm from Mykonos), both with a Regular and High Speed Ferry boat service to and from Mykonos.Mykonos - Delos boats depart almost every day (depending on weather), except Monday (when the island is closed for visitors). For more info contact Port Authority.For detailed info contact Port Authority of Mykonos or visit this site www.danae.gr Port Authority of Mykonos | tel: (+30) 22890 22218Port Authority of Pireus | tel: (+30) 210 4226000-4Port Authority of Rafina | tel: (+30) 22940 28888, (+30) 22940 22300Port Authority of Thessaloniki | tel: (+30) 231 0531504-5Port Authority of Crete | tel: (+30) 2810 226073Ferry Companies Web sites:Blue Star Ferries: www.bluestarferries.grHellenic Seaways: www.dolphins.grAlpha Ferries: www.alphaferries.grTravelling in MykonosBy BusMykonos bus services are an experience in itself and you should at least try it once. Some of the buses are new and modern with air condition while others are old and full of character, often you will be amused by the passionate and temperamental bus drivers. It is an easy, safe and cheap way to travel to most beaches.There are two bus stations on Mykonos Island. North bus station is situated next to the Telephone Office and it is providing regular service to: Ano Mera, Elia, Kalafatis, Kalolivadi, Tourlos and Agios Stefanos. South bus station is situated in the square Fabrika and it is providing regular service to Ornos, Agios Yannis, Plati Gialos, Psarou, Paraga, Paradise and Airport. Mykonos Bus Service | tel: (+30) 22890 23360 | website: http://www.ktelmykonos.gr By TaxiTaxi station is situated on the Town waterfront next to the statue of Manto Mavrogenenous. The rates are standard as there are no meters and they are displayed at the taxi square on the board for each destination for low and high season. It is advisable to book a taxi by phone, as it tends to get really busy at terminal stations during the peak summer times. Mykonos Taxi Service | tel: (+30) 22890 22400, (+30) 22890 23700
By Small boatsAn easy way to travel around the island and make the most of you holiday is of course by boat. Small fishing boats turn into water taxis during the summer times. You can get a boat from one of the terminals listed below and enjoy a day at sea on a traditional fishing boat with a friendly retired captain who will often give you the best info for the island and pinpoint you the best beaches to visit. They will take you from one beach to the other for a small ticket fee, this way you get to see most of the island from the sea and enjoy a unique experience. Boats from Plati Gialos beach to Paraga, Paradise, Super Paradise, Elia and Agrari beach departing every day (depending on weather). Boats from Ornos beach to Paraga, Paradise, Super Paradise, Elia and Agrari beach departing every day (depending on weather).Mykonos WeatherMykonos is a year round destination that offers sunshine and heat in the summer and a comfortably cool climate in the winter. Rain is rare and Mykonos enjoys over 300 days of sunshine.On average, the warmest months of the year are July and August with temperatures often reaching 39 degrees Celcius. On average, the coolest months of the year are January and February. Although rain may not be a major issue, wind is. The summer and winter seasons experience consistently heavy winds.
Public Holidays 1 January: New Year’s Day6 January: Epiphany10 March: Ash Monday25 March: National Holiday25 April: Good Friday27 and 28 April: Easter1 May: May Day16 June: Whit Monday ( Holiday only for public sector) 15 August: Dormition (Assumption) of The Virgin 28 October: National Holiday 25 and 26 December: Christmas
Telephone Numbers for Public Services in Mykonos Country code for Greece: +30Police Station: 22890 22716 Tourist Police: 22890 22482 Municipality of Mykonos: 22890 22201, 22890 23990 Municipal Area of Ano Mera: 22890 71261, 22890 72200 Centre of Public Services: 22890 28621Cultural Center - D.E.P.P.A.M: 22890 27190 Centre of Telecommunications (O.T.E.): 22890 22499Library: 22890 22614Foreign Press: 22890 23316Post Office: 22890 22238First Aid - Mykonos Town: 22890 22274First Aid - Ano Mera: 22890 71395 Health Centre: 22890 23998, 22890 23994Dental Clinic: 22890 28421Mykonos Archaeological Museum: 22890 22325, 22890 79301Mykonos Folcloric Museum: 22890 22591Aegean Maritime Museum: 22890 22700Delos Museum: 22890 22259Delos Archaeological site: 22890 22259 Airport: 22890 22327Customs: 22890 22492Port Authority: 22890 22218Bus Station: 22890 23360Taxi Station: 22890 23700, 22890 22400PharmaciesKousathanas Nikos: 22890 23151Daktilidis Michael: 22890 24188DoctorsAsimomitis Zisis: 22890 22633Iakovou Markos: 22890 23884, 22890 26467Oulof-Roe Dimitris: 22890 26579Kontomitros Thrasos: 22890 26579Dentists Oikonomou Vivi: 22890 23950Kontos Yannis: 22890 24150Sfyri Dimitra: 22890 23980Gryparis Panagiotis: 22890 23950Katsirmas Georgios: 22890 25183Xidakis George: 22890 23980Pediatricians Kousathanas Athanasios: 22890 23946Gakas George: 22890 25977Gas stationsBP: 22890 22168, 22890 25996EKO: 22890 22409, 22890 71838Shell: 22890 22651CouriersD.H.L: 22890 79757Speedex - FedEx: 22890 27517BanksAgricultural Bank: 22890 23208Alpha Bank: 22890 23400, 22890 23905Commercial Bank: 21890 22456National Bank: 22890 22234Eurobank: 22890 79130Bank of Cyprus: 22890 28696-7
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