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Jul 9th, 2013, 12:48 PM
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Luggage Storage on Mykonos

We will be taking a ferry from Naxos to Mykonos before our flight back to Athens this September. . We have 5 - 6 hours prior to the flight. Is there a safe place to store our luggage while we explore?
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Jul 9th, 2013, 01:19 PM
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You can check with the travel agencies in town to see if one will hold your luggage for you.

I don't understand why you would want to go from Naxos to Mykonos for a flight back to Athens, though. Naxos has its own airport, and even if you took a ferry back to Athens it would be quicker than the 5-6 hour layover on Mykonos.
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Jul 9th, 2013, 01:27 PM
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All the flights from Naxos are full on the day we need to leave. Also, not excited abut 5-1/2 hrs on a ferry. Thought it might be interesting for a small slice of another island before we leave
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Jul 9th, 2013, 01:38 PM
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In that case I strongly recommend you go to Mykonos the day before your flight back to Athens. Too many things can happen that would cause you to miss your flight. It would also allow you to explore the archaeological site on Delos, which can only be reached in the morning (except Mondays). Delos is one of the most amazing sights in Greece.
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Jul 9th, 2013, 01:47 PM
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I'm not getting this either. The ferry from Naxos to Mykonos takes longer than the flight to Athens. There are several daily flights from Naxos back to Athens, but perhaps they are seasonal?
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Jul 9th, 2013, 02:17 PM
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Doug, there aren't "several daily flights from Naxos" — only one or two on a 37 pax aircraft. These are Public Service Obligation (PSO) flights, contracted with Olympic Air by the Greek government. There are a few extra flights per week in summer, but this is a year-round route for the benefit of Naxos islanders.

I have to say, though, the Blue Star ferry from Naxos to Piraeus is my preferred way to get back to Athens. With a flight, when you add up check-in time at the airport, wait at the carousel for your luggage at the other end, and transfer from the airport to central Athens, you haven't saved much time.

With a ferry there is no check-in bvefore boarding or wait for bags at the end. The metro in Piraeus is just across a footbridge from the Cyclades docks, and it takes only about 20 minutes to get to the Plaka area (Monastiraki Station).

Drjacobs, if you want to see Mykonos why don't you consider the excursion from Naxos that stops half a day on Delos and half a day on Mykonos? It runs 2-3 times per week.
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Jul 9th, 2013, 03:01 PM
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Olympic shows 5 daily flights to Athens, but as I pointed out these may be seasonal. But I had this window opened before drjacobs replied that all flights that day were full, which answers the question.
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Jul 9th, 2013, 03:39 PM
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I think there is only 1 flight per day, or 2 flights on certain days, which explains why there are no seats available during September. ( plus the small aircrafts as Heimdall mentioned)
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Jul 9th, 2013, 11:50 PM
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Doug, there have never been five flights/day from Naxos to Athens. The window you were looking at may have shown flights at five different times, but not all on the same day.

The last time the tenders for Public Service Obligation (PSO) flights to Naxos went out, this is what they called for:
Six return flights a week and a total of 192 seats a week in each direction throughout the winter.
Eight return flights a week and a total of 200 seats a week in each direction throughout the summer.


Olympic Air submitted the winning bid, and agreed to those terms. The Greek government pays a generous subsidy to Olympic for operating that and several other PSO routes, including Paros and Milos. Without the subsidy Olympic would lose money on every flight.
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Jul 10th, 2013, 12:05 AM
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Further to my last post: since the Dash 8-100 aircraft currently operated by Olympic Air can carry only 37 passengers, they run a few extra flights to meet the requirement for 200 passengers per week in summer. The previous contract holder, Olympic Airlines (a different company), used to fly the slightly larger ATR-42 to Naxos.
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