Getting to Kythira

Find out how to reach Kythira

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.

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Kythira Airport

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

From Athens

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

From Thessaloniki

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:

Ellinair
Astra Airlines

Useful Contact Details

 

Seajets (Aqua Jewel) Central Agency:
drakakis tours
+30 2736031160
info@drakakistours.com

Triton Ferries (Porfyrousa) Central Agency:
Kithira Travel
+30 27360 31390
info@kithiratravel.gr

Kythira Airport
+30 2736033297
+30 2736038039
0242174 LGKC GR
kakctl@otenet.gr

Olympic Handling
+30 27360-33292
Kit.stco@olympic-handling.aero

Olympic Air
+30 2736033292
+30 2736033688
Lost & Found, +30 2736033292
www.olympicair.com, www.aegeanair.com

Sky Express
+30 2810223800
+30 2810228360
www.skyexpress.gr
check-in@skyexpress.gr

Ellinair
801 100 81 82 / +30 2311 224 700
www.ellinair.com
customer.service@ellinair.com

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