Ferry from Gythio to Kythira
Tickets, Prices & Schedules
Is there a ferry from Gythio to Kythira?
Yes, there are normally year-round ferry crossings to Kythira from the port of Gythio in southern Peloponnese. There are usually 2 weekly ferries from Gythio to Kythira all year round.
The ferry company operating on the Gythio - Kythira connection is Seajets.
What’s the ferry schedule from Gythio to Kythira?
The earliest ferry usually departs from Gythio at 17:00 and reaches the port of Diakofti in Kythira around 19:25. The latest ferry to Kythira from Gythio is usually scheduled at 19:15, arriving in Kythira around 21:35.
Please note that ferry timetables are subject to change depending on the season. You can check real-time ferry schedules and ticket prices on Ferryhopper.
Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts
How much is the ferry from Gythio to Kythira?
Gythio - Kythira ferry tickets usually start at €9. The final ticket cost depends on available discounts and offers, seat or cabin selection, as well as vehicle selection.
On Ferryhopper, you can find the best offers for ferries to Kythira. Take a look at available ferry routes, find the lowest ferry prices, and book your ferry tickets easily and quickly.
For more info, take a look at our relevant blog post about cheap Greek ferry deals.
Note that current offers are automatically applied when booking your ferry tickets.
When traveling by ferry between Gythio and Kythira, you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to available discounts. Ferry companies offer discounts up to 50% to certain passenger categories, such as:
- Children from 5 to 10 years old
- Students (Greek Public University)
- Permanent residents of islands (holders of Unique Islander Number)
Note: infants and toddlers up to 4 years old usually travel free of charge.
Ferry Route Info
How long is the ferry ride from Gythio to Kythira?
The Gythio - Kythira trip duration is usually 2 hr 20 min. Ferry time may vary depending on the weather conditions.
Tip: worried that weather conditions might affect your time of departure? You can see any changes and track your ferry in real time on the Ferryhopper App.
Is there a high-speed ferry from Gythio to Kythira?
No, there are no high-speed ferries traveling from Gythio to Kythira. The fastest ferry reaches the island in 2 hr 20 min.
What’s the distance between Gythio and Kythira?
The distance between the port of Gythio and the port of Kythira (Diakofti) is around 39 nautical miles (approximately 72 km).
Ferry Trip Tips
Useful tips for your ferry trip from Gythio to Kythira
Here are some useful tips for your ferry trip from Gythio to Kythira:
- The small port of Gythio can get busy in the summer, so make sure to get there at least 45 min before boarding.
- The island of Kythira stands out for its amazing landscapes and beaches, as well as its rich history. Find out all about the amazing island on our Kythira travel guide.
- Apart from the port of Gythio, you can also reach Kythira by ferry from the port of Piraeus in Athens, from the port of Kissamos in Crete and from the town of Neapoli in the Peloponnese.
- For the latest information on Covid-19 and ferry travel in Greece, you can check our relevant post. Note that, for the time being, all restrictions have been lifted.
Where to take the ferry from Gythio to Kythira?
Ferries to Kythira depart from the port of Gythio in Laconia. The port is located inside the town and is easily accessible on foot from its center.
The town of Gythio is located in southern Peloponnese, a bit over 3 hr (278 km) from Athens by car.
Within walking distance from the port, you can find cafés, restaurants and shops.
Can I travel on the Gythio - Kythira ferry with a car?
Yes, you can board your vehicle on ferries traveling to Kythira from Gythio, as they have car decks. Car tickets are at around €31, and motorcycle tickets at around €14.
Tip: we recommend booking your tickets well in advance, as car spaces are limited and run out fast.
On Seajets vessels, you can carry hand luggage weighing up to 50 kg or 1 cubic meter.
Note that Greek ferry companies are usually quite flexible regarding luggage size and weight and that there is normally no check-in procedure for luggage items.
There are cabins available on ferries traveling to Kythira from Gythio, with prices starting at around €25.
You can also book airplane-type numbered seats, which cost around €16.
On Gythio - Kythira ferries, you can travel with your pet free of charge. Make sure to check the company’s pet policy before your trip.
Make sure to carry along all necessary pet health certificates, tickets and any supplies you may need for your trip.
Book cheap ferry tickets from Gythio to Kythira
On Ferryhopper, you can easily book Gythio - Kythira ferry tickets at the same prices as the ferry company. Check all available ferry connections, compare companies and fares, and book your ferry trip to Kythira hassle-free!