Car hire is a good option here, even if the island is quite small. The car rental desks where you will need to present your booking voucher and licence are quickly found in the arrivals hall and the staff are keen to get you on your way. Mykonos is fascinating, has beautiful beaches and a plethora of great clubs for when the sun goes down but there is also the scenery. The island is famous for its windmills and a trip in your rental car out of the main town and into the country will reward you with photogenic scenes.
Driving to and from Mykonos Airport (JMK) in Greece is a convenient way to explore the island. Here's what you should be aware of when driving to and from the airport:
Roads and Directions:
Airport Location: Mykonos Airport is located approximately 4 kilometers (about 2.5 miles) southeast of Mykonos Town (also known as Chora)
, the island's main town and port.
Primary Road: The main road connecting Mykonos Airport to Mykonos Town is well-marked and relatively straightforward. Follow the signs to "Mykonos Town" or "Chora" (Χώρα in Greek) from the airport.
Secondary Roads: Mykonos has a network of paved roads that lead to various parts of the island, including its famous beaches, towns, and villages. Road signs are typically in Greek but often have English translations, especially in tourist areas.
Driving on the Right: Greece drives on the right-hand side of the road, and the steering wheel is on the left side of the car.
Narrow Streets: Some streets in Mykonos Town and other parts of the island can be narrow and winding. Be cautious when navigating these streets, especially if you're driving a larger vehicle.
Traffic: Mykonos can get busy, particularly during the peak tourist season in the summer. Expect increased traffic on the island's main roads, especially in and around Mykonos Town and popular beach areas.
Motorcycles and Scooters: Motorcycles and scooters are common on Mykonos, so be attentive to two-wheeled vehicles on the road.
Driving at Night: While driving at night is generally safe, some rural roads may have limited lighting. Exercise caution and use your headlights appropriately.
If you plan to rent a car on Mykonos, it's advisable to book in advance, especially during the busy summer months. Many car rental agencies operate at the airport.
Enjoy your time on this stunning Greek island!