A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Mykonos vs. Cannes for Food, Nightlife, Resorts, and Old Town

Should you visit Mykonos or Cannes?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Mykonos and Cannes. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Mykonos

Mykonos is a ritzy, opulent, and picturesque Greek island. You'll find world class beauty here as well. As it offers a special and quaint atmosphere, visitors come from all over to experience this destination. Other popular activities here include scuba diving and snorkeling, beaches, and shopping.

Cannes

Cannes is a luxury, lavish, and glitzy resort city. The beauty of this spot is also one of the main reasons why visitors come. And you can't forget about the beaches, shopping, and nightlife.

Mykonos and Cannes: Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Good scuba and snorkeling destination
  • Popular beach
  • Good for couples and romance
  • Impressive beauty
  • Quaint atmosphere
Cons
  • Less family-friendly
  • Less popular with backpackers
Pros
  • Good scuba and snorkeling destination
  • Popular beach
  • Family-friendly
  • Good for couples and romance
  • Impressive beauty
Cons
  • Less popular with backpackers


How is Mykonos different from Cannes?

Which is Better for a Holiday?

Let's take a look at the differences and similarities between Cannes and Mykonos. Then, you can decide for yourself which place is better for your next trip.

Is Mykonos or Cannes Better for Food?

Mykonos
Cannes

Dining out at restaurants in both Mykonos and Cannes can be an enjoyable experience.

Eat your way through Mykonos, as it has many local or world renowned restaurants to choose from. Like most things on the island, food is expensive, but its also very good. Make sure you try the louza sausage, kopanisti cheese, and melopita pie.

For foodies, Cannes is an obvious choice, as it is one of the food capitals of the world. The city is known for its fresh seafood and produce, local markets, and innovative chefs. There are also a number of traditional dishes that you should try in town including bouillabaisse, daube, and farcis niçois.


Is Mykonos or Cannes Better for Nightlife?

Mykonos
Cannes

Both Mykonos and Cannes are comparable when it comes to partying.

The nightlife in Mykonos is well established with world renowned clubs and venues. With many exclusive clubs and bars, this island is among the best for nightlife in Greece. Popular options include Tropicana Club, Scarpa, and Super Paradise Beach Club.

Cannes has a large number of nightlife venues. The nightlife scene is all about the glamour and prestige that this city is known for. There are exclusive nightclubs and luxury cocktail bars where the goal is to see and be seen. Parties last late into the night and the glitz and glamour fill the streets.

Is Mykonos or Cannes Better for Resorts?

Mykonos
Cannes

There are resorts to choose from in both Mykonos and Cannes.

Vacationers flock to Mykonos for its luxury resorts. There are many world class luxury resorts on the island that offer a variety of amenities including pools, restaurants, and spas. Popular options include Myconian Avaton Resort, Myconian Imperial Resort and Villas, and Myconian Utopia Resort.

For the ultimate resort vacation, Cannes is a great choice. The city is filled with luxury resorts and elegant hotels. Among the best are Hôtel Martinez, Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic, and Five Seas Hotel.

Is Mykonos or Cannes Better for Scuba Diving and Snorkeling?

Mykonos
Cannes

You'll find places where you can go scuba diving or snorkeling in Mykonos and Cannes.

There are many scuba diving and snorkeling spots near Mykonos. There are many good diving and snorkeling spots around the island include shipwrecks and reefs with good visibility.

Cannes has a few good snorkeling spots. You can arrange scuba diving and snorkeling trips from a few vendors in town. You might see sponges, sea slugs octopus, cuttlefish, lobsters and even stingrays.

Is Mykonos or Cannes Better for Beaches?

Mykonos
Cannes

Mykonos and Cannes both offer beautiful beaches.

Many people visit Mykonos for it's beautiful beaches. This island has become popular for its sandy beaches, but these days they come with a high price. Many are lined with umbrellas and sunbeds that you can rent. They often have bars that bring high energy and loud music. The water is often calm enough to enjoy swimming or water sports. Most of the best beaches are on the southern side of the island, but there are less crowds on the northern side, although the weather may not be as good.

Cannes is considered a top beach destination. You can choose from both public and private beaches in the area. You'll find more amenities and convenience at the private beaches which are closer to La Croisette (the main promenade in town). These beaches also come with a price tag attached. The public beaches have a more relaxed and natural vibe but are a little less convenient to get to.


Is Mykonos or Cannes Better for its Old Town?

Mykonos
Cannes

Visitors enjoy the old town areas in both Mykonos and Cannes.

With a famous historical old-town, Mykonos offers plenty to see. Chora, the old town and largest town on the island, is filled with windmills, cafes, churches, and charming streets.

Many visitors explore the old town while visiting Cannes. Known as Le Suquet, the old town has many historic landmarks including the the Château de la Castre. There are also cobblestone streets and many great restaurants around town.

Is Mykonos or Cannes Better for Shopping?

Mykonos
Cannes

Both Mykonos and Cannes are good shopping destinations.

The abundance of shops in Mykonos make it a world-class shopping destination. This island has become the playground for celebrities and the wealthy, so there are plenty of shopping opportunities in town.

Many people travel to Cannes specifically to go shopping. With its many affluent visitors, the shopping scene in town is filled with luxury brands and posh boutiques. Perfume and porcelain are both popular things to buy in the area.

Is Mykonos or Cannes Better for Families?

Mykonos
Cannes

Both Mykonos and Cannes are family-friendly destinations.

Mykonos is not the most family-friendly destination. This island is a bit of a party destination, so many people choose alternative islands when visiting Greece with their kids. If you do head to Mykonos, you'll find nice beaches and some good museums.

Cannes is a family-friendly Greek island. Most people associate the city with the film festival and late night partying, but there are also kid-friendly restaurants, fun beach activities, and plenty of kid-friendly entertainment along La Croisette Boulevard. Make sure you check out the Grand Carousel and the many playgrounds around town.

Is Mykonos or Cannes Better for Couples?

Mykonos
Cannes

Mykonos and Cannes both fun destinations for a couple.

Mykonos is fantastic couple's destination with fun and romantic activities. Couples who enjoy beautiful coastal settings with a great party scene will love a vacation or honeymoon to this Greek island.

Cannes makes for a terrific place to visit as a couple. It's grand hotels and luxury beach clubs make this a perfect romantic destination. There are world class restaurants, a vibrant nightlife scene, and many romantic spots around town that make for a memorable honeymoon or couple's getaway.


Is Mykonos or Cannes Better for Public Transit?

Mykonos
Cannes

Both Mykonos and Cannes offer public transit options.

Mykonos has a few public transit options. There is a bus system that connects the towns and beaches on the island. Both major bus stations are on the western side of the island.

Cannes has some public transit options. There are buses that travel around the city.

Is Mykonos or Cannes a more walkable city?

Mykonos
Cannes

Mykonos and Cannes both are comparable when exploring on foot.

It is easy to get around Mykonos on foot. Walking is actually one of the only ways to get around town.

Cannes is a very walkable destination. Many areas are easily explored on foot including the historic areas and the coastline.

Which city is cheaper, Cannes or Mykonos?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Mykonos is €119, while the average daily cost in Cannes is €110. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Mykonos and Cannes in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Mykonos 59
    Cannes 60
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Mykonos 118
    Cannes 120
Compare Hotels in Mykonos and Cannes

Looking for a hotel in Mykonos or Cannes? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Mykonos


Hotels in Cannes


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Mykonos Hotel Prices and Cannes Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Mykonos 19
    Cannes 13
Typical Local Transportation prices in Mykonos

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Mykonos:


  • Bus to Paradise Beach (for 2)
    5.60
  • Taxi to Kalafatis
    13

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Mykonos

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Mykonos:

  • Transfer Service: $45
  • Private Transfer to/from Mykonos Airport (JMK): $52
  • One Way Private Transfer within Mykonos Island MINI VAN: $73
  • Transfer from Mykonos Airport to Choulakia area up to 6 customers: $98
  • Transfer from Mykonos Airport to Glastros area up to 6 customers: $98
  • Transfer from Mykonos Airport to Tourlos area up to 6 customers: $98
  • Transfer from Mykonos Airport to Drafaki area up to 6 customers: $98
  • Transfer from Mykonos Airport to Vryssi area up to 6 customers: $98
  • Transfer from Mykonos Airport to Agrari area up to 6 customers: $98
  • Transfer from Mykonos Airport to Platis Yalos area up to 6 customers: $98
  • Transfer from Mykonos Airport to Chora area up to 6 customers: $98
  • Transfer from Mykonos Airport to Aghios Stefanos - Mykonos area up to 6 customers: $98

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cannes

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cannes:

  • Ultra - Private Airport Transfer from Cannes City Centre to Nice Airport: $9.41
  • Private airport transfer Mandelieu to Cannes: $53
  • Private Departure Transfer from Cannes to Nice Airport: $55
  • Nice Airport Private Departure Transfer from Cannes, Monaco or Eze: $55
  • Private Airport Transfer: Cannes to Cote D'Azur Airport (NCE): $59
  • Round-Trip Ferry Transfer to St Tropez from Cannes: $80
  • Private transfer from Cannes to Nice City or Nice Airport: $80
  • Private Transfer: Cannes to Cannes - Mandelieu Airport (CEQ): $89
  • Private Transfer: Cannes - Mandelieu Airport (CEQ) to Cannes: $89
  • Nice Airport departure private transfer from Cannes - Mónaco - Cap d Antibes in Business Car: $98
  • Departure Private Transfers from Cannes to Nice Airport NCE in Business Car: $108
  • Nice Airport Transfers : Cannes City to Nice Airport NCE in Business Car: $108

Is it cheaper to fly into Mykonos or Cannes?

Prices for flights to both Cannes and Mykonos change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Mykonos 38
    Cannes 36
Typical Food prices in Mykonos

Some typical examples of dining costs in Mykonos are as follows:


  • Two Ice cream Cones
    4.50

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Mykonos

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Mykonos.

  • Traditional Lunch or Dinner at the Mykonian Spiti: $74
  • Mykonos Cooking Class: $159

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cannes

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Cannes.

  • Summer Fireworks and Dinner Catamaran Cruise from Cannes: $135
  • Small-Group Evening Tour and Dinner in Monte Carlo from Cannes: $223
  • Unforgettable night photos of the French Riviera and dinner in Monaco: $622

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Mykonos 18
    Cannes 24

Tours and Activities in Mykonos

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Mykonos are as follows:

  • Mykonos Walking Tour: $40
  • Half-Day City Walking Tour and Island Bus Tour: $44
  • Discover Authentic Mykonos Tour: $51
  • Little Venice Sunset Cruise: $57
  • The Original Morning Delos Guided Tour: $68
  • Tinos Tour: $93
  • One Day Cruise to Delos-Mykonos from Paros Island: $93
  • From 6.5-Hour Cruise to Delos and Rhenia: $100
  • One Day Cruise to Delos-Mykonos from Paros Island: $129
  • South Coast Beach Hopping Boat Tour with BBQ Lunch: $139
  • Full-Day Sightseeing Tour with Lunch: $159
  • Mykonos Shore Excursion: City & Island Tour: $250

Tours and Activities in Cannes

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Cannes are as follows:

  • Round-Trip Ferry Ticket: Cannes to Ste. Marguerite Island: $19
  • Cannes Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $43
  • Cruise to Corniche d'Or: $44
  • 4-Hour Boat and Snorkeling Tour: $44
  • Photographic tour of Cannes with a Local: $46
  • French Riviera Tour: Cannes, Antibes & Saint-Paul de Vence: $51
  • Nice: Small-Group City Sightseeing Tour: $53
  • Combo Ile Sainte-Marguerite Ferry & Corniche d'Or Cruise from Cannes: $54
  • Sunset cruise / Cannes Lerins Islands: $55
  • Guided Tour in History, Glamour & Cinema: $62
  • Daytime or Sunset Catamaran Cruise from Cannes with Optional Lunch: $62
  • Cannes 2.5-Hour E-bike Tour: $67

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Mykonos 16
    Cannes 14

Sample the Local Flavors in Cannes

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Cannes:

  • Grasse, Valbonne & Gourdon: Day Tour with Wine Tasting: $132
  • Provence Wine Tour - Private Day Tour from Cannes: $342
  • Private Day Trip: Wine Tasting Tour Including Pinic Lunch From Cannes: $559
  • 5-Hour Private Cannes Shore Excursion: Eze, Nice, Wine Tasting: $658


When comparing the travel costs between Mykonos and Cannes, we can see that Mykonos is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

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