Getting Around

There are good ferry connections between the Cyclades islands and the mainland, and hydrofoils and high-speed catamarans are good options as well. The ferry system in Greece is reliable and convenient, if not always exactly comfortable; strong winds can upset the more sensitive hydrofoil services between May and September. There are airports at Mykonos, Santorini and Paros and, during summer, many flights land in these resort hubs, often connecting via Athens. Reliable bus services connect the main towns on the islands, and taxis are easily available. Rental car agencies are available all over Mykonos, as are moped and motorbike hire. As roads are treacherously narrow and winding, none of these options are advised unless travellers are experienced riders or drivers. Once in the little villages or resort areas, travellers can almost always walk the short distances.