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Getting to Kythira
Find out how to reach 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.
With drakakis you can ensure your movement from the airport or the port of Kythera to any part of the island you wish.
If you need to rent a car during your stay in Kythira, you can choose from the rental car fleet of drakakis.
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.
drakakis tours offers a private transfer service from the airport starting from only 30€
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
• Kapsali: 24 kilometres, approximately 45 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/en
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/en
For more information please click on the below link: www.athenstransport.com/airport
Aegean Airlines offers flights to Kythira (KIT) from Thessaloniki (SKG), every Thursday and Sunday from 04/07 to 05/09/21. For further information you can check their website:
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
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
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, and Kissamos on the ferry “Aqua Jewel“ 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
• Kapsali: 35 kilometres, approximately 55 minutes
From the Peloponnese – Port of Neapolis, Lakonia
You can visit Kythira via the port of Neapolis with the ferry “Porfyrousa”. The ferry operates a daily service to Kythira that takes 1 hour and 15 minutes and costs approximately €12.50 per person and €46 for a normal-sized car.
You can arrive at the port of Neapolis from Athens, either by car or by the Interstate Bus Service (KTEL), by crossing the Peloponnese and following the Korinthos – Tripolis – Sparta – Neapolis route (325km). Driving time is approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes.
From the Peloponnese – Port of Gythio, Lakonia
You can visit Kythira via the port of Gythio with the ferry “Aqua Jewel”. The ferry operates twice a week to Kythira, it takes 2h 15min and costs approximately €9 per person and €31 for a normal-sized car.
You can arrive at the port of Gythio from Athens, either by car or by the Interstate Bus Service (KTEL), by crossing the Peloponnese and following the Korinth – Tripolis – Sparta – Gythio route (256km). Driving time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.
From Athens – Port of Piraeus
You can visit Kythira via the port of Piraeus, Athens with the ferry “Aqua Jewel” The ferry operates a twice weekly service to Kythira that takes 7 hours and costs approximately €22 per person, and €81 for a normal-sized car.
The ferry departs from Gate E9 and the port of Piraeus is well serviced by buses, trains and taxis.
Port of Piraeus – Gate E9
From Crete – Port of Kissamos
You can visit Kythira via the port of Kissamos, Crete with the ferry “Aqua Jewel”. The ferry operates a weekly service to Kythira that takes 4 hours and costs approximately €13,5 per person and €57 for a normal-sized car.
You can arrive at the port of Kissamos, which is located 43 km from Chania, either by car or by KTEL. Driving time is approximately 45 minutes.
Port of Kissamos, Crete