Mykonos, in the Greek Islands in the middle of the Aegean Sea, is part of the Cyclades group. Mykonos is one of the most touristy islands in the Aegean Sea and is famous for its whitewashed buildings that climb up the hill. Mykonos, along with Santorini, is also one of the most expensive Greek Islands. Because of its popularity, Mykonos comes with a hefty tourist markup. You can easily find British and American breakfasts, loud clubs, and travelers out to have a great time. Cruise ships also frequent the island so during the day its small streets can become overrun with tourists and its harbor filled with large ships. August and July are the most popular times to visit, so if you're hoping to avoid to crowds it's best to come a few months earlier.
The island's most popular towns are Chora (Mykonos Town) and Ano Mera. Mykonos Town is stunningly beautiful with a maze of tiny streets and whitewashed steps lanes, houses and churches, gathered around its harbour in the middle of a wide bay. Panagia Paraportiani is the most impressive church. Also don't miss the windmills.
The island's most popular beaches are on the south side and include Psarou, Platys Gialos, Paranga, Agrari, Paradise, and Elia.
It is possible to travel around the island by bus. The system is decent, but not great, so if you're on a tight schedule it is better not to rely completely on the system. You can purchase your tickets on the bus itself, from the driver, but you will be required to have exact change. Taxis are also not your best option, as the entire island is served by no more than thirty taxis. This means your waits can be long and the rides are often expensive. If you want to go to a less popular area, or a beach not served by public transit, your best option is to rent either a car or motorbike. You'll find plenty of car rental companies around the island and driving is generally easy and smooth.
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If you're flying into Mykonos ask your hotel if they offer a pickup. Sometimes the pickups are free, but often they can be more expensive than a taxi. If you're booking your room directly with the hotel, ask when you make your reservation. This is the time you're most likely to be offered a free pickup.
If you don't get a ride from your hotel you can pick up a taxi at the airport. There's a taxi waiting area across from the terminal building. A ride to town should cost you about eight euros, and slightly more if you have big bags.
There's also a bus option during peak season. It's infrequent and will drop you off at the southern bus station, Fabrika in Mykonos Town. The ride is 1.60 euros. You can also catch a ride from town to the airport, but check the schedule ahead of time as it changes frequently.