Xenonas Fos ke Choros Kythira

How to get to Kythera

By Airplane from Athens

 

The fastest way to reach the island is to fly from your home country to Athens and from there take a domestic flight to Kythera. The flights are operated by Aegean Air and Sky Express.

Outside the high season a plane goes up and down at least 4 times a week from Athens to Kythira. In the summer there are often several flights per day. You can find the flight schedules on our website.

By Ferry from Athens

Port of Piraeus - ferry Kythera

The route Piraeus, Kythera, Kissamos (Crete), AntiKythera and Gythion is operated by the ferry Ionis. From the airport in Athens, you can travel by bus or metro to the port of Piraeus in about 1 hour. From here the ferry to Kythera departs two times per week. Sailing time is about 7 hours. Especially in the summer this is a nice alternative to the plane. The ferry sails along the coast of the Peloponnese and offers a beautiful view of the mainland and the various islands.

By Ferry from southern Peloponnese

From Neapolis the ferry Porfyrousa maintains an almost daily connection with Kythera. Sailing time is about 1,5 hour.

From Gythion the ferry Ionis travels once per week to Kythera. Sailing time is about 3 hours.

It is a 5 hour drive from Athens Airport to Neapolis, via a beautiful route along the coast and through the mountains. If you have enough time, there are plenty of sights to admire along the way. The places Nafplion, Leonidio, Kosmas and Monemvasia invite for a visit or even an overnight stay.

 If you stay for several days on the Peloponnese, you can also combine the trip with a visit to historical sites such as Mycenae, Epidavros and Tyrene, all of which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

For sure in the Summer season it is advisable to make a reservation for the ferry. You can find the sailing schedule on our website.

Leonidio - Fly drive Kythera

By Ferry from Crete

If you want to make a combination holiday between Kythera and Crete you can take the ferry Ionis from Kissamos in western Crete, which sails about 3 times per week to Kythera. Sailing time is 4 hours.

It is a 2,5 hours drive from Heraklion Airport to Kissamios and about 45 minutes from Chania.

For sure in the Summer season it is advisable to make a reservation for the ferry. You can find the sailing schedule on our website.

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