The transportation in Mykonos and Santorini
The summer is about to start and Mykonos is one of the Greek Cycladic islands that traditionally receive the majority of the travelers from all around the globe. Afterall the Island of the Winds constitute a unique destination for a number of reasons.
It is famous and unforgettable destination because it combines a great cosmopolitan atmosphere, unique natural beauty, crystal clear waters, golden and white beaches, rich history, luxurious products and services, high-end accommodation services with villas that please even the most demanding visitor, architectural treasures, and sophisticated night life.
If you are about to book your summer vacations in Mykonos you are absolutely right to feel excited. Needless to say that once you have decided to spend your holidays in that island, you already know how connected it is with the rest of the world, as it is an international destination. In addition, you also know that there are direct flights in its international airport, or if you decided to spend a day or two in Athens, you can fly from there to Mykonos afterwards. Of course there is always the case for those who prefer to visit the island by the sea. In that very case you can use a ferry-boat, a high-speed catamaran, or a flying dolphine. Just remember that the quicker the transportation, the higher the price of the ticket.
So far so good, but what about the local transportation in Mykonos, and the available ways to move around the island? How aware are you about the mobility once you’re there? You really do not have to worry about that. There are enough choices available, which aim to make your summer vacation in Mykonos an experience of a lifetime!
If you search online you will come across numerous blogs that refer to the matter. Some of the statements will disappoint you or even scare you. Please though take a step back and try to think clearly. Mykonos is one of the most visited destinations, and among the most luxurious ones. Is there any case to earn its position by chance, especially if it provides poor services? The answer to that is absolutely not!
Let’s take a look at your local transportation options of Mykonos and Santorini
Your first option is using a taxi. This is a rather convenient way to get wherever you want in the island quickly and safely. Do not forget about safety as Mykonos is a place where the parties and the drinks never stop, so not having to drive yourself is a vital safety measure. It is true that the island contains 30 taxis and during the high season you have to wait approximately fifteen minutes to get your ride, but this is a rather bearable time.
Another option is the bus, which an equally safe choice, and by far the most affordable one. There are two bus stations, the North and the South. By using them you can get yourself to the most popular villages and beaches of the island. This is also a way of meeting people!
The third option is to rent a scooter. You have to be careful though as you need to always wear your helmet and avoid driving while having consumed alcohol. In the same category falls the rental of a car, but you should keep in mind that Mykonos is the smallest island of the Cycladic complex, and it has narrow streets to move around.
Last but not least, you have the option of using boats in order to get around in Mykonos. The locals call it kaiki, and constitutes the ideal, and most memorable way of transportation. By using it you can easily reach the most secluded areas and beaches, while the view during the process would be magical. Same things apply for Santorini as well but if you want to take the most out of your visit there, the best option is to rent a car and enjoy the scenery in that way.