Getting to Kythira
Kythira lies at the southernmost tip of the Peloponnese, past the island of Elafonisos and Cape Maleas, and north-west of the island of Crete. The island is easily accessible by daily aeroplane and ferry services.
It is important to know that neither the airport or port offer public transport services, so it is advisable to have pre-booked a rental car, minibus or taxi that will take you to your destination.
Full information on how to reach Kythira is detailed below.
The airport is located in the centre of Kythira, near the village of Frilingianika and on the way to the port of Diakofti.
It is important to know that Kythira airport does not offer public transport services, so it is advisable to have pre-booked a rental car, minibus or taxi that will take you to your destination.
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Distances from Kythira Airport:
- Chora (or Kythira): 21 kilometres, approximately 35 minutes
- Port (Diakofti): 13 kilometres, approximately 15 minutes
- Livadi: 17 kilometres, approximately 30 minutes
- Potamos: 10 kilometres, approximately 25 minutes
- Aghia Pelagia: 17 kilometres, approximately 30 minutes
The quickest way to get to Kythira is by plane from Athens.
Olympic Air (a subsiduary of Aegean Arilnes) operates a regular service, flight number A37054, which takes around 45 minutes. In peak season, the flight operates daily, however this drops to twice weekly during winter.
Further information and bookings: www.olympicair.com
Sky Express also operate a service from Athens, flight number GQ 021, which runs 5 times a week during summer, and twice a week in the off season. The flight takes around 50 minutes.
Further information and bookings: www.skyexpress.gr
Ellinair and Astra Airlines have previously offered flights to Kythira from Thessaloniki, however they haven't released their 2019 timetable yet. For further information you can check their websites:
You can board one of the KTEL buses that operate daily from Athens and disembark at either the port of Gythio or the port of Neapolis on the Peleponnese. The buses start from the Kifissos Bus Station and cost about €28 for Gythio and €38.50 for Neapolis. Once you disembark, you can take the ferry either from Gythio or from Neapolis.
You can book online here
Important: Please be aware that the schedules of the KTEL buses do not always connect with the schedules of the ferries. We suggest that you contact the relevant local agency to find out the ferry's exact departure time and to ensure you take the correct bus to arrive in time for the ferry's departure.
Athens: +30 2105124910
Gythio: +30 2733022228
Neapolis: +30 2734023222
Kythera, located between the Peloponnese (11 nautical miles) and Crete (40 nautical miles), are connected by the following 2 ships from their respective ports of departure:
Seajets Ferries, "AQUA JEWEL" vessel:
- From Piraeus twice a week
Travel time 6.45 hours
Price around 25 € per person and 81 € per normal size car.
- From Gythio once a week
Travel time 2.15 hours
Price around 10 € per person and 35 € per normal size car
- From Crete three times a week
Travel time 4 hours
Price approximately € 15 per person and € 57 per normal size car
For bookings: by email at: [email protected] or by phone at: +30 27360 31160.
TRITON Ferries, "Porfiroussa" ship
- From Neapolis port - daily
Travel time 1 hour 15 minutes
Approximate price € 12.5 per person and € 46 per normal size car
For bookings: via e-mail at: [email protected] or by phone at: +30 27340 24004
Kythira Port (Diakofti)
The port of Kythira is located at Diakofti on the Eastern side of the island. It has been operational since 1996 and was built on the "Makrykythira" islet. Ferry service to Kythira operate via Piraeus, Gythio Lakonia, Antikythira, Kalamata and Kissamos on the ferry 'Ionis" or via Neapolis, on the ferry "Porfyrousa".
It is important to know that Kythira Port does not offer public transport services, so it is advisable to have pre-booked a rental car, minibus or taxi that will take you to your destination.
Distances from Kythira Port:
- Chora (or Kythira): 32 kilometres, approximately 45 minutes
- Airport: 13 kilometres, approximately 15 minutes
- Livadi: 28 kilometres, approximately 40 minutes
- Potamos: 21 kilometres, approximately 35 minutes
- Aghia Pelagia: 28 kilometres, approximately 40 minutes
Useful Contact Details
Seajets (Aqua Jewel) Central Agency:
Triton Ferries (Porfyrousa) Central Agency:
+30 27360 31390
0242174 LGKC GR
Lost & Found, +30 2736033292
801 100 81 82 / +30 2311 224 700