There is one ferry per day leaving from Mykonos to Koufonissi island. The Mykonos Koufonissi ferry ride takes about an hour and a half on a SeaJets vessel.
Koufonissi island in Greece
Visiting Koufonissi directly after Mykonos will be quite a contrast! You will have traveled from one of the most famous Greek islands in the Cyclades to one few people have heard of, and you'll immediately see the difference.
Left behind are the tourist crowds, the cruise ships, and thankfully the high prices! In front of you, awaits a much quieter island, pristine beaches, and a taste of paradise.
One quick note: You may find Koufonissi written as Koufonisi, Koufonisia, Koufonissia, and probably half a dozen other ways I can't think of right now. Don't worry, it's all the same place!
How to get from Mykonos to Koufonissi
As there isn't an airport in the Greek island of Koufonissi, the only way to make a journey from Mykonos to Koufonissi is to take a ferry.
During the tourist season, there is one direct ferry from Mykonos to Koufonissi per day. These ferries to Koufonissi from Mykonos are operated by SeaJets specifically for the tourist season.
If you are traveling outside of season, or for some reason they are not running in the year you want to travel, you can also reach Koufonissi indirectly.
The best way to do this, would be to take a Mykonos to Naxos ferry, and then take a ferry from Naxos to Koufonissi.
Ferries to Koufonissi from Mykonos
The direct ferry from Mykonos to Koufonissi is a seasonal boat. This means that it runs during the summer months, but the service may stop in the autumn.
Currently, there is one ferry per day sailing from Mykonos to Koufonisia, which is a SeaJets vessel. The journey takes around an hour and a half, so it's a pretty quick trip.
Check out Ferryhopper for Greek ferry tickets and up to date timetables.
All ferries sailing to the Greek islands from Mykonos leave from Mykonos New Port, which is a couple of kilometres away from Mykonos Old Town.
Koufonissi Island Travel Tips
A few travel tips for visiting the Greek island of Koufonissi:
- Most of the hotels in Koufonissi are located in and around Chora. I suggest looking at Booking to get an idea of what is available, although you should note that some hotel owners don't put their hotels live on the system until Easter. If you are traveling to Koufonissi in the busiest time of summer (August), I advise reserving apartments in Koufonissi a month or so in advance.
- The easiest way to get hold of ferry tickets in Greece is by using Ferryhopper. I think it's better that you book your Mykonos to Koufonissi ferry tickets in advance, especially during the peak travel season month of August.
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- Related blog post suggestion: Best things to do in Naxos
What to see in Koufonissi Greece
Don't feel you need to rush around seeing lots of things when in Koufonissi. You're on holiday, after all!
If you're staying for a few days, you'll eventually get to all the highlights, and if not… they're always there for next time.
- Explore Chora in Ano Koufonisi
- Discover the exotic beaches
- Try a few watersports or go fishing
- Talking of fish, you can relish the fish dishes in the tavernas!
- Take a boat tour to Kato Koufonisi
How to get from Mykonos to Koufonissi FAQ
A few of the questions readers ask about traveling to Koufonissi from Mykonos include:
How do we get to Koufonissi from Mykonos?
The way to take the journey from Mykonos to Koufonissi is to take a ferry. There is normally one direct ferry per day sailing to the Cyclades island of Koufonissi from Mykonos. You could also consider a Mykonos to Naxos ferry, and then a Naxos to Koufonissi ferry if no direct services are available when you need to travel.
Is there an airport in Koufonissi?
As there's no airport in Koufonissi island, the only way to make a trip from Mykonos to Koufonissi is by ferry. The closest airport to Koufonissi is at Naxos, but you can not fly to Naxos airport directly from Mykonos.
How long is the ferry crossing from Mykonos to Koufonissi?
The ferries to the island of Koufonissi from Mykonos take just 1 and a half hours. The ferry operator providing this summer connection on the Mykonos Koufonissi route is SeaJets.
Where can I buy tickets for the ferry to Koufonissi?
Ferryhopper is perhaps the easiest site to use when it comes to booking Mykonos Koufonisi ferry tickets online. I think it's better that you book your Mykonos to Koufonissi ferry tickets in advance, however you could also wait until you are in Greece, and use a travel agency.
Dave is a travel writer who has been living in Greece and writing about the country since 2015. In addition to writing this travel blog post about ferries from Mykonos to Koufonissi, he's also written many more travel blogs about other destinations in Greece. Follow Dave on social media for travel inspiration from Greece and beyond: