Kythira in detail

Flights & getting there


Kythira Airport, 10km southeast of Potamos, is connected to Athens in summer by both Olympic Air (; around €65, 50 minutes, one daily) and Sky Express (; €88, 50 minutes, twice daily except Tuesday and Wednesday). Ellinair ( flies to Kythira from Thessaloniki (€89, 75 minutes, twice weekly). There are far fewer flights in low season.


Kythira’s ferry port is at sleepy little Diakofti, halfway up the east coast. Buy tickets at the port just before departure, or via Kithira Travel, with offices in Hora (Kythira) and in Potamos.

Boats from Neapoli in the Peloponnese come to Diakofti twice daily in summer, and once daily otherwise (€12.50, 1¼ hours); two each week continue to the even more remote island of Antikythira.

LANE Lines operates an intricate, seasonally changing schedule of ferries that connect Diakofti with Piraeus (€27, 6½ hours), Antikythira (€9.50), Kissamos (Kastelli, Crete; €22, 2½ to four hours) and Gythio (Peloponnese; €12.50, 2½ hours); in summer there are usually two weekly services to and from each of those destinations.