When the government made Chora an architectural landmark, they prohibited
motorized traffic on its streets. Only a few small delivery vehicles are
allowed. The only way to get around town is to walk. Many of the town's large
hotels are found on the busy peripheral road. However, much of the rest of the
island is served by a good transportation system.
Buses run frequently. There are two stations in Chora. The north station is
near the middle of the harbour below the Leto Hotel. From here, buses leave for
Tourlos, Agios Stefanos, the northwest coast hotels, the inland village of Ano
Mera, and the far east coast beaches of Elia, Kalo Livadi, and Kalafatis.
Schedules are posted, though subject to change. The south station is a 10-minute
walk inland from the harbour, near Square Laka. From this stop, buses leave for
the airport, Ayios Ioannis, Ornos, Psarou, and Platis Yialos; from Ornos or
Platis Yialos you can catch a small boat to one of the popular south coast
Taxi station is on the central square of Mykonos waterfront.
Small boats to Super Paradise, Agrari, and Elia depart from Platis Yialos
every morning, weather permitting; there is also service from Ornos in high
season (July and August) only. Boat service is highly seasonal, with almost
continuous service in high season and no boats from October through
Except for Mondays when the archaelogical site is closed, there are
daily boats to Delos, departing from 9.00 to 12.50. The last boat departs
from Delos at 15.00. For more detailed schedules ask at the port. The trip
lasts about 25 minutes.
From May through September there are guided tours to
the island in English, French, German and Spanish. For further details ask
for the leaflet of The Friends of Delos Association.
On Mykonos, you can
travel to other nearby islands, such as Tinos, Paros, Andros, Ios, and Naxos,
and you can also travel twice weekly to Santorini and Crete and connect to
Samos, Sifnos, Serifos, Folegandros, Skiros, Skiathos, and Thessaloniki. Three
times a week, ships leave Mykonos for Rhodes, Kos, Amorgos, and Koufonissia. All
travel by sea depends upon weather conditions and the Meltemi, the