Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, Greece Travel Information

According to ehealthfacts, Mykonos (Greek: Μύκονος) is an island in the Aegean Sea that is part of the Cyclades. The Cyclades are a region of Greece (Europe). The capital of Mykonos is Mykonos of the same name.

Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos is a Greek island that has completely surrendered to tourism. There are many busy beaches, hotels, bars, restaurants and a vibrant nightlife. The houses on Mykonos have the well-known white color and there are still several traditional windmills to be found. The capital Mykonos is a frequently visited port, which you can see in the many boats. The landscape is hilly with little vegetation. The island is also known for the village of Míkra Enetía (Little Venice). This is because the houses are literally built against the water. See existingcountries for 8 best European cities to be a student.

Where is Mykonos located?

Travel information of Mykonos

Official name: Mykonos
Continent: Europe
Area: 86 km²
Capital: Mykonos
Country code: GR, GRC
Population: 10,190 inhabitants (2011)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 364 m
Distance (Amsterdam – Mykonos): 2,300 km
Flight time: approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place on Mykonos that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Mykonos, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Mykonos. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Mykonos?

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay on Mykonos at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
Mykonos has a Mediterranean climate. In the winter months the temperatures are around 10 to 15 degrees and in the summer months around 25 to 30 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Mykonos can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Mykonos can be found at Climate info.

Best time
May, June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Mykonos. In these months you have the best chance of good weather.

Greek is the official language on Mykonos. In addition, a lot of English is spoken because of tourism.
Would you like to translate from or into Greek for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Greece:
Greek Embassy in the Netherlands:
Greek Consulate in the Netherlands:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to Mykonos.

Money and Currency
On Mykonos, payment is made with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs on Mykonos can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
The prices on Mykonos are a lot higher than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is +10% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (41% more expensive), food (22% more expensive), imported beer in catering (100% more expensive), cigarettes (33% cheaper) and public transport (47% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

On Mykonos it is customary to tip, even if this is already included in the bill. Good service is about 5-10% tip.

Time difference
On Mykonos it is 1 hour later than in the Netherlands.
Summer time on Mykonos is the same as in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Mykonos can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On Mykonos you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on Mykonos.
An overview of all ferry connections between the various Greek islands can be found on GTP.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Mykonos.

On Mykonos the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity on Mykonos can be found on our electricity page (look under Greece).

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112 or 100
– Fire: 112 or 199
– Ambulance: 112 or 166

Tap water
The water from the tap is drinkable, but due to the high chlorine content in many places, we recommend drinking bottled water.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Mykonos can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Greece (Mykonos) can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Mykonos websites end
Mykonos official websites: and

The country code (international access code) to call someone on Mykonos is 0030 or +30.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Mykonos? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Phone numbers can be found in the Mykonos Phone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Mykonos Yellow Pages.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Mykonos.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Mykonos.

Holidays and school holidays
An overview of all public holidays on Mykonos can be found on
You will find an overview of all school holidays in Greece (Mykonos) in the Eurydice school guide.

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Mykonos, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Mykonos?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Mykonos. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Mykonos can be found on Protected Planet.
Mykonos is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Mykonos? On the IATA website you will find an overview of the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, medicines and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business on or do business with Mykonos, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On you will find a large amount of information about Mykonos, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Mykonos.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum allowed blood alcohol level is 0.5 for cars and 0.2 for motorcycles and novice drivers up to 2 years old.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know…
…Mykonos consists mainly of granite?
…Mykonos has the highest tolerance of Greece (with regard to nude recreation and gays)?
…Tourism is by far the island’s main source of income?
…There are still many traditional windmills on Mykonos?
…Mykonos’ mascot is a pelican?
…Mykonos is loved by international stars?