How to get to Kythera
All the different Ways to Access the island and Move around
Come to Kythera! The quickest way is one of the daily, 35-minute flights from Eleftherios Venizelos, Athens International Airport. You can also come by boat from the port of Piraeus. If you are driving there are also liner routes from Peloponnese and from the ports of Gytheion and Neapoli. You can also arrive by boat from Crete or the port of Kissamos. Check with your travel agency to prepare your arrival in Kythera. If you are using a pleasure craft the Kapsali quay offers the whole array of services for safe and comfortable mooring.
The quickest way to come to Kythera is by plane. Domestic and international flights arrive daily at Kythera’s national airport. This is a modern airport that complies with all international safety regulations and has been in operation since 1972. The very first landing took place on 20 December 1971 and the current facility was built after the year 2000.
Arrivals and Departures
Kythera has a safe port to the northeast, facing the village of Diakofti. The port was inaugurated in 1996 and easily meets the island’s needs. It is connected to Kythera’s capital city and airport through a main road. It is located 30 km from the capital and 9 km from the airport.
The driving force behind the construction of the Diakofti port – which started in 1982 – is Grigoris L. Kassimatis and the decision to start working on the project was ratified by a People’s Assembly in the capital of Kythera.
Other ports and tourist havens include Agia Pelagia, Kapsali, Avlemonas and Platia Ammos. Kaspali has a harbor to accommodate pleasure crafts and can also accommodate Mediterranean cruisers.
Vessel Live Map
Read more at https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/p/embed-map#RlLJx426tQPw8ftr.99
Distance from Diakofti to Other Ports
|Kissamos Crete||54 n.m|
Port Authorities Phone Numbers
|Diakofti (Kythira)||+30 2736033280|
|Kissamos Crete||+30 2822022024|
Kythera is at the entrance of the Aegean Sea. If you are traveling to the Greek islands you will come this way. In Kapsali, in the southern part of the island, there is a pleasure-boat harbor that can accommodate up to 30 crafts. You will find all the services provided by a safe port. We advise you to contact the Kapsali port authorities for further information.