There are no direct international flights to Kythira. You will have to change flights in Athens and on many days it is possible to book an onward flight for the same day. Of course you can use the opportunity to stay one or more days in Athens before you come to Kythira. We can advise about accommodation and will give you useful tips about activities and excursions in the exciting Greek capital.
The direct, 40 minute flight, from Athens to Kythira is operated by Olympic Air/Aegean Air or Sky Express. From April until October these flights are usually on a daily basis, from November until March, four times a week.
We will be happy to advise you about the various options.
If you want to take your own car, ferries leave from the following harbours to Kythira’s Diakofti Harbour:
- Neapolis – Peloponnese, duration 1 hour and 30 minutes (daily)
- Gythion – Peloponnese, duration 2 hours and 30 minutes (once a week)
- Piraeus – (Athens harbour) duration 7 hours (twice a week)
- Kissamos – Crete, duration 3 hours and 30 minutes (three times a week)
We will be happy to give you further information about schedules and, when you have booked your accommodation with us, to make a reservation for your ferry as well.
Coach service: Athens – Kythira – Athens
Pyrgos House cooperates with the local bus company Drakakis Tours, who operate a coach service between Athens and Kythira twice a week. Very useful: you hop on the bus in Athens centre or Piraeus and after a pleasant and comfortable trip over the Peloponnese and a ferry ride from Neapolis, you arrive on Kythira. It is an ideal and economical way of travelling, especially if you have a lot of luggage. You can also use this coach service for travelling from Kythira to Athens or Piraeus.
Please contact us for further information or reservations.
Car rentals and taxis:
Kythira doesn’t have any public transport. Therefore we advise you to rent a car in order to discover the island in a convenient and comfortable way. Pyrgos House cooperates with Panayotis Rent a Car – Motorent, the only car rental company on Kythira with an office at the airport and the ferry port. It’s very easy: you pay a pre-arranged fair price and you pick up the rental car upon your arrival.
If you don’t have a driving license or if you don’t want to rent a car, you can use our special taxi service. Pyrgos House cooperates with English speaking taxi-drivers who will meet you at the airport or ferry port. You won’t have to wait; you pay a pre-arranged price and get the best service. We will be happy to give you further information.