Mykonos Ferry Connections
Mykonos has good ferry connections with most of the major nearby islands, and to places further afield such as Athens, and to Iraklion on Crete. There are daily ferries to islands including Andros, Ios, Naxos, Paros, Syros, and Tinos, and several ferries a week to islands such as Amorgos, Ikaria and Samos.
Cheap Flights to Mykonos
Mykonos does have its own airport, and there are flights to Mykonos from Athens. Airlines with flights to Mykonos include Aegean Airlines and Athens Airways. Check their websites for cheap Mykonos flight offers, but you are likely to have better luck using sites like Expedia and other websites.
In the summer season there are also charter flights direct to Mykonos from several European countries, and you may be able to pick up discounted tickets by searching online.
Hotels on Mykonos
Mykonos hotels range from luxury to cheap, and camping is also a budget option. Note that hotel prices in summer are very high by the standards of the Greek islands, and Mykonos becomes one of the most expensive places in Greece. You can save some money by traveling out of the high season, but if you want to visit in high season when Mykonos really buzzes, you should book ahead and have your credit card ready.
See our separate page on Mykonos Luxury Hotels.
Mykonos Car Rental
There are several car rental companies on Mykonos, or you can also rent motor bikes, regular bicycles and mountain bikes. If you don't want to hire a car but still want to see the island, use the good local bus service or hire a taxi. There are a limited number of taxis on Mykonos so you may want to book ahead. Most taxi drivers will drop you off somewhere and pick you up again later in the day, which can be much cheaper than paying for car rental.
Mykonos to Santorini
A vacation combining Mykonos and Santorini is a popular option. Mykonos is in the far south of the Cyclades, while Santorini is to the south, on the other side of Naxos. There are daily ferries from Santorini to Mykonos, with a journey time of about 2 hr 30 mins. You could also break the journey and spend a night or two on Naxos.
Crete festivals and events include Carnival Easter, Whitsun, Christmas, many other religious feast days and public holidays, all listed here on the Greece Travel Secrets website.
The best things to do on Crete and top things to see include the Samaria Gorge, the Minoan Palaces at Knossos, Malia and Phaistos, the towns of Iraklion, Ayios Nikolaos, Sitia, Hania and Rethymnon.
The Battle of Crete during World War 2 inspired several books and took place with an airborne invasion over Maleme on the north coast of the island, described on this page on Greece Travel Secrets.