Ferry from Crete (Kissamos) to Kythira

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between the port of Kissamos (close to Chania) and the island of Kythira operate all year round with weekly crossings. Find updated info, check timetables, companies and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees.

Ferry schedules from Kissamos to Kythira

Kissamos Kythira Trip frequency: 4 days per week First trip: 03:00 Last trip: 22:00 Average duration: 3h 50m Price range: 13.50 € - 30.00 €
Kythira Kissamos Trip frequency: 5 days per week First trip: 08:25 Last trip: 22:10 Average duration: 3h 35m Price range: 13.50 € - 30.00 €
Ferry companies SEAJETS

Is there a ferry from Crete (Kissamos) to Kythira?

Yes, there are normally year-round ferry crossings to Kythira from the port of Kissamos in Crete. You can usually find 3 weekly ferries from Kissamos to Kythira.

The ferry company operating on the Kissamos - Kythira connection is Seajets.

What’s the ferry schedule from Crete (Kissamos) to Kythira?

The earliest ferry usually departs from Kissamos at around 08:15 and reaches the port of Diakofti in Kythira around 12:00. The latest ferry crossing to Kythira from Kissamos is usually scheduled at around 11:00, arriving in Kythira around 14:50.

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 Crete (Kissamos) to Kythira?

Kissamos - Kythira ferry tickets usually start at €13.50. The final ticket cost depends on available discounts and offers, seat or cabin selection, as well as vehicle selection.


On Ferryhopper, you can find all current 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 Kissamos and Kythira, you can take advantage of available discounts to get lower-cost ferry tickets. Seajets offers 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 normally travel free of charge.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Crete (Kissamos) to Kythira?

The Kissamos - Kythira trip lasts about 3 hr 45 min. Ferry time may vary depending on the itinerary (including an intermediate stop at Antikythera) and 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 Crete (Kissamos) to Kythira?

No, there are only conventional ferries traveling from Kissamos to Kythira. The fastest ferry reaches the island in about 3 hr 45 min.

What’s the distance between Crete (Kissamos) and Kythira?

The distance between the port of Kissamos in Crete and the port of Kythira (Diakofti) is around 48 nautical miles (approximately 89 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Kythira from Crete (Kissamos)

Here are some useful tips for your ferry trip from Kissamos to Kythira:

  • The small port of Kissamos can get busy in the summer months, so make sure to get there at least 45 min before boarding.
  • The island of Kythira stands out for its breathtaking landscapes and beaches, as well as its rich history. Find out all about the stunning island on our Kythira travel guide.
  • Apart from the port of Kissamos in Crete, you can also reach Kythira by ferry from the port of Piraeus in Athens, as well as from the towns of Gythio and Neapoli in the Peloponnese. Find out all about Piraeus - Kythira, Neapoli - Kythira and Gythio - Kythira ferries.

Where to take the ferry from Kissamos to Kythira?

Starting from Crete, ferries to Kythira depart from the port of Kavonisi-Kissamos, located about 2 km outside the town. This port is the main ferry link between Crete and the Peloponnese.

The port of Kissamos is about 38 km west of Chania, which is about 40 minutes by car. There are also frequent intercity-bus departures from Chania to Kissamos.

Close to the port, you can find a WC, boat-rental services, a picnic spot, as well as a shop with traditional products.

Can I travel on the Kissamos - Kythira ferry with a car?

Yes, you can board your vehicle on ferries traveling to Kythira from Kissamos, as they have car decks. Car tickets are at around €57, and motorcycle tickets at around €15.

Tip: we recommend booking your tickets well in advance, as car spaces are limited and run out fast.

Ferry luggage

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 Kissamos, with prices starting at around €30.

You can also book airplane-type numbered seats, which cost around €21.

Pet travel

On Kissamos - Kythira ferries, you can travel with your pet free of charge. Pets weighing up to 10 kg should be transported in a carrier, while there are kennels on the ferry for larger pets. Moreover, on Seajets conventional ferries there are also pet cabins available.

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 Crete (Kissamos) to Kythira

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