Kythera has a ferry-boat connection from Piraeus, Gytheion, Kalamata and Crete. Information about schedules can be found on LANE SEA LINES

Kythera has also a daily ferry-boat connection to Neapolis. For further information please call +30 27360 31390 and +30 27360 31848.

To search for a boat route, please click on the following link:


There is also a daily plane connection from Athens Airport that takes no more than 30 minutes. For further information please see

Driver Phone numbers
Vlantis P. (+30) 6945227480
Glytsos M. (+30) 6944314125
Drakaki A. (+30) 6944746246
Kalligeros G. (+30) 6977865162
Kalokerinos K. (+30) 6944931354
Kasimatis P. (+30) 6944274217
Kasimatis D. (+30) 6944428071
Progoulakis I. (+30) 6944260571
Raisis A. (+30) 6944305433
Samios S. (+30) 6977991799
Stratigos Th. (+30) 6944441482
Fatseas G. (+30) 6977389299

Complaints Phone Number (+30) 6977991799

  • Municipality of Kythera: (+30) 27360 31213
  • Hospital: (+30) 27360 33203
  • Pharmacies: Potamos, (+30) 27360 34220, Karvounades (+30) 27360 38055, Livadi (+30) 27360 31661
  • Police: (+30) 27360 31206 alternatively you can call “100”
  • Port authorities: (+30) 27360 33280
  • Fire brigade: (+30) 27360 33199
Incidents with wildlife are relatively rare in Kythera. The snakes are not dangerous and there is no large mammal that could harm a human. At any case, it is strongly advisable that you never walk alone.
In Kythera, you can hike all year round. Spring and Autumn are considered to be the best seasons to hike due to the mild temperatures and the vivid colours of the land and vegetation. In winter it is also possible to hike, but you should expect a few showers, strong and cold winds and muddy trails. In summer (July, August) it is too hot to walk. However, if you try it, avoid walking between 12pm to 4pm.
Hiking boots, hat, sunscreen, long trousers, walking poles are considered essential. It is also advisable not to walk alone and to always keep with you a first aid kit. A torch, and a well charged mobile phone are also advisable.

On the island you can find good hiking maps that show accurately most of the hiking trails.

  • Take only memories, leave only footprints! Ants and other insects or animals have not yet discovered how to consume plastic. Take all rubbish back with you.
  • Don’t start a fire if you feel cold! Try to walk faster!
  • Smoking on the trail will not help in anything! Nor you, nor the risk of fire!
  • Local people are not a tourist sight! If you want to take a picture, kindly ask. They will certainly smile to you!
  • If you find a door on the trail, pass freely, and leave it as you found it!
  • Stay on the trail. There is a reason why for many centuries people chose to walk on them and not elsewhere!