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 and drakakis tours also operates a weekly bus service from Athens.
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, and can be found in our travel schedule ».
drakakistours Bus Service
drakakistours operate a weekly bus service to Kythira that connects with the ferry “Porfyrousa” from the port of Neapoli on the Peleponnese.
You can board the bus at Syntagma Square in the centre of Athens, or at Karaiskaki Square at the port of Pireaus. The ATHENS – NEAPOLIS trip takes approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes and the ferry crossing takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. The ferry arrives in Kythira at the port of Diakofti and the bus journey finishes in the town of Chora. You are able to disembark at any village along the main road.
The bus costs €45 per person and includes the ferry ticket.