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:
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
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
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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.
We regret to inform you that the drakakis bus transfer from Athens to to Kýthira will not be operating for 2019