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Mykonos Practical info


General Info

Climate
The climate in Mykonos is characterised by very hot and dry in the summer and quite mild in the winter.

Temperatures in July and August can range from 30ºC (86ºF) during the day and down to 22ºC (72ºF) at night.

Sunglasses, hats and a generous handful of sun protection cream are a must-have / must-use during your Mykonos vacation.
But, as strong winds called “meltemia” can be a regular phenomenon in late summer, especially in August, make sure you also bring a sweater.

Telephone
National prefix for Greece is +30 if you are calling from abroad
All numbers in the capital Athens start with 210 and are followed by 8 digits (e.g 210 3227400)

Area Code for Mykonos: 22890

If you wish to call abroad, you have to start by dialing the other country’s national prefix (i.e Germany is 0049, England is 0044 etc.) and continue with the area code and the number where you wish to call.

 

Currency
Euro €
Euro Coins:
1 and 2 euro coins (gold and silver color)
10, 20 and 50 cents (gold color) 1, 2 and 5 cents (copper color)
1 euro = 100 cents/centimes
Euro Bank Notes: Are available in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. It is not always easy to receive change for 200 and 500 Euro Notes


Getting There

BY AIR

Mykonos National Airport (JMK) is located at 4 km from Mykonos town (Chora) and it can take about 15 min. by car to cover that distance. There is no public bus operating on this route and the most common way to reach Mykonos town from the airport is by taxi. Taxis can be found waiting outside the airport.

Mykonos National Airport Tel.: +30 22890 79000/ Fax: +30 22890 27489
Athens International Airport Elefterios Venizelos www.aia.gr

Olympic Air: For accurate timetables and tickets costs visit the Olympic Air website: www.olympicair.com.Tel 8018010101/ (+30)2103550500
Office at Mykonos Airport Tel +30 22890 22327 

Aegean Airlines: For accurate timetables and tickets costs visit the Aegean Airlines website www.aegeanair.com. Tel: 801 11 20000/+30 210 6261000
Office at Mykonos Airport Τel.: +30 22890 28720/ Fax: +0030 22890 28730 

Athens Airways: Athens Airways is a new charter airline flying from Athens to Santorini during the summer season www.athensairways.com. Tel.: 801 801 4000/+30 210 6696600

BY BOAT 

Mykonos Island features two ports; the old Mykonos Harbor, where arrive all the ferroes and there is also the New Port of Tourlos, mostly used for Cruise Ships.

There are boats, ferries and high speed ferries to Mykonos departing from Athens (Piraeus Port and Rafina Port), Thessaloniki, as well as other Cyclades Islands, Dodecanese Islands and Crete.

The main port to take you to Mykonos from Athens is Piraeus, but there are also ferries departures, especially high-speed ferries, from the port of Rafina, which is closest to the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport.

To reach Mykonos by sea, there are two types of ferries; the high-speed ferry which takes approximately 2h30 (from Rafina Port) and the normal ferry which is much slower and takes approximately 5 hours.

You can also travel to Mykonos by ferry from/to main Cyclades Islands.

Blue Star Ferries Santorini (normal ferry) For accurate timetables and tickets costs visit the Blue Star ferries website www.bluestarferries.com

High Speed Ferry Santorini (fast ferry) For accurate timetables and tickets costs visit the Hellenic Seaways website www.hellenicseaways.gr


Local Transportation

LOCAL BUSES

http://www.ktelmykonos.gr (KTEL)
Tel + 22890 23360

Departure points: Agios Stefanos and the New Port, next to Remezzo departures to Ano Mera, Elia, Kalafatis and from Fabrika departures to Platy Gialos, Paraga, Agios ioannis, Ornos, Paradise beach.

TAXI SERVICE

Taxis in Mykonos are grey in colour. They can be hailed on the street or arrive by appointment.

Radio Taxi Service Tel.: +30 22890 23700/+30 22890 22400

RENT A CAR OR MOTORBIKE

Renting a car or a motorbike to get around is common practice in Mykonos and there are many such agencies operating at the airport, the harbour, Mykonos town, as well on certain beach areas like Platys Gialos and Kalafatis.


Local Services

BANKS & ATMs

If you need a bank in Mykonos, you will find most of them in Chora but also in the new ring road. If you need an ATM, there are plenty of them all over the Island of Mykonos. Note that all credit cards internationally recognized are accepted in most of the Island’s restaurants, bars and shops.

Banks opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 8.00 - 14.30 Friday: 8.00 - 14.00

MONEY EXCHANGE

Banks exchange all major currencies in cash, travellers’ cheques or Eurocheques; the commission is lower for cash. Post offices exchange cash but not travellers cheques, and usually charge lower commissions than banks. Travel agencies and larger hotels change cash and travellers cheques but usually charge higher commissions than banks. Banknote exchange machines can be found in most tourist areas.

POST OFFICE

The Greek post is called ELTA and you can find the main post offices of the Island in Fira, Emporio and Oia. Also, there are postal agencies in Pyrgos, Kamari & Perissa. Post Boxes in Greece are YELLOW for normal post, usually with 2 slots for INTERNAL POST (meaning inside Greece) and post for ABROAD. RED Post Boxes are rarer and they are used for URGENT mail. REGISTERED mail is always handled and given a receipt for at the POST OFFICE.

Post officer in Mykonos Town Tel.: +30 22890 22238

POLICE STATION

In Mykonos Town, near Lakka Square Tel.: +30 22890 22716/ +30 22890 22235

MUNICIPALITY OF MYKONOS

In Gialos - Αkti Κabani Tel.: +30 22890 22201/+30 22890 23990


Useful Numbers
•    Radio Taxi: +30 22890 23700 +30 22890 22400
•    Tourist Police: +30 22890 22482
•    Port Authority: +30 22890 22218
•    Weather Forecast: 14944
•    ELPA (car breakdown): +30 22890 24836

 

INTERNATIONAL PRESS: +30 22890 22238
You can find International Press in Mykonos town, near the church of Agia Kyriaki.

EMERGENCY NUMBERS 
•    European Emergency Number 112
•    Police 100
•    Fire Department 199
•    Ambulance 166

HEALTH
    Health Center (public) at Argiraina: Tel +30 22890 23998 /
     +30 22890 23994
•    Health Center (private) “Mykonos Health” at Dexamenes:
     Τel +30 22890 27407/ +0030 27464 - 24210
•    First Aid Mykonos Town: +30 22890 22274
•    First Aid Ano Mera: +30 22890 71395
•    Airport Health Center: +30 22890 23998 / +30 22890 23994

PHARMACIES
•    Mykonos town: Tel +30 22890 23770
•    Ornos beach: Tel +30 22890 25163
•    Ano Mera: Tel +30 22890 71112

 

 



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