Rent a Car at Mykonos Airport
If you’re planning on visiting Mykonos, the good news is that the island has its own international airport, serving destinations around Greece and Europe. Situated two miles southeast of the capital of Mykonos Town (also known as Chora), the airport offers seasonal flights, although it can be reached in off-peak months via other Greek airports. The airport is home to several car hire agencies including Sixt, Hertz and Avis; once you have picked up your rental vehicle you can be in Mykonos Town within 10 minutes.
Rent a Car in Mykonos Town
Not all travellers visiting Mykonos come in by plane; those arriving on the island by boat may find it more helpful to hire a vehicle in one of the urban centres. Mykonos Town has the most car hire companies, with several situated next to the old port, and others on the outskirts of the centre. A couple of rental agencies can also be found in Tourlos, the site of the new port.
If you are flying into Mykonos, but you would rather hire your vehicle away from the airport, you will be able to reach your destination by taxi or (in the high season) public bus. When booking your accommodation, you may also find that it’s possible to get a free airport transfer.
Driving Tips for Mykonos
The public buses on Mykonos are very useful for reaching the main resort areas and beaches. However, if you are keen to explore the more remote eastern and northern coasts it’s convenient to have your own vehicle. Pack up a picnic, open up your map and you can hit the road for a secluded beach trip or woodland walk.
Driving through the island is straightforward, but because the island is small, the country roads can be narrow. The locals are also known for their speed behind the wheel! Remember too that the centre of Mykonos Town is car-free and plan your parking accordingly.
Sightseeing on Mykonos
You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to sightseeing on Mykonos. The capital alone boasts the historic Church of Panagia Paraportiani, the Mykonos windmills and the romantic neighbourhood of Little Venice. Venture from the centre and you can acquaint yourself with Mykonos’s excellent beaches (two excellent stretches can be found at Ftelia and Agios Ioannis). Drive up to Tourlos and you’ll also have the opportunity to hop on a ferry over to Delos, one of the most important archaeological sites in the whole of Greece.