Your trip to the Cyclades

When going to the Cyclades, you'll usually land at Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos) and take a ferry from one of the three ports of Athens: Piraeus, Rafina or Lavrio.

Piraeus is some 30 miles away from the airport. It's the biggest port, to most destinations. As taxi is rather expensive for such a distance, take the X96 bus: it will take you to the ferries gates for 5 euros!

Rafina, on the east coast of Attica, is about 10 miles away and it's the port for Andros and Tinos islands. Taxi is the easiest solution, but there is a bus line too.

Lavrio, southeast Attica near Cape Sounion, is the port for Kea and Kythnos. It's nearly 25 miles away and the ride is particularly tedious: you have to take a bus to Markopoulo and then another bus to Lavrio.

Time, traffic jams, transportation costs... There is a faster way, more friendly and not too expensive: the plane!

There are flights from Athens to Mykonos, Santorini, Syros, Paros, Naxos, and Milos.

Ticket prices are affordable and you'll gain at least 2 days of stay in the islands, and save you a lot of effort!

You can also take one-way flights, e.g. land on Mykonos and take-off from Santorini.

Taking one of these islands as a "home base" then cruising with hispeed boats at some 40 miles an hour is an ideal solution to make the most of your vacation.

Mind the weather forecasts!

The north wind (meltemi) may become stormy and cause boat delays or even cancellations. Ask in advance in the travel agencies where you buy tickets. These disturbances never last long, but sometimes it's better to leave an island one day before rather than miss your plane in Athens!

We wish you the nicest stay in this wonderful archipelago!