An easy guide for how to get to Kythnos by Ferry, schedules and prices for the Ferry to/from Kithnos and recommendations for public transportation and services. Explore the website and find all necessary details for the Ferry to Kythnos; Connected Routes with departures and frequency, Accommodation options with real-time Availability and helpful tips for transfer opportunities in Kythnos!
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Find useful information on how to get to Kythnos by ferry, local public transportation options to reach your overnight hotel in Kythnos, port addresses and embarkation offices, ferry schedules and prices for Kythnos ferry, and real-time departures and arrivals with the ferry to Kythnos.
- Ferries to Kythnos depart from Piraeus and Lavrion port.
- The ferry trip from Piraeus to Kythnos takes approx. 3 hours and from Lavrion approx. 1,40 hours.
- These routes also connect Kythnos to other islands of Cyclades, including Kea, Serifos, Sifnos, Milos, Syros and twice a week there is a ferry to Santorini, Sikinos and Folegandros.
Getting to Kythnos by ferry is the best option you have and it can be a very nice and exciting experience and especially if you are doing some island-hopping too. Greek islanders are seasoned ferry experts and they prefer to travel by ferry to Kythnos because of the convenience and flexibility it affords!
Cars are allowed on most ferries running to or from Kythnos, for an additional fee and children usually travel for half price!
- There is a choice of Conventional and High-speed catamaran ferries running frequently with stops along the way.
Give a departure port and a date and find all possible ferry destinations!
Notice: Each year and depending on the period, there may be more or fewer connections. The biggest shipping companies (carriers) announce the new ferry schedules to and from Kythnos by the end of December and the rest of them by January-March each year!
Public transportation services in Kythnos
Public Bus Service on Kythnos
- Transportation in the inner part of the island is supported by buses and taxis, connecting all the villages.
- The port town of Merihas is the starting point for most of the trips around Kythnos. From Merichas there is a frequent daily bus service (until 9 o’clock at night) running to
- Dryopida and Panagia Kanala as well as some of the major spots of Kythnos.
- Sea-taxis can carry passengers to secluded beaches with scheduled or extra rides.
The hinterland of Kythnos has a regular bus service which covers the two main roads.
- Route 1: Merichas – Capital Kythnos - Loutra
- Route 2: Merichas – Dryopida – Panagia Kanala
- Bus phones: +30 2281032250, +30 2281032005, +30 6977900682
Taxis on Kythnos
- The transportation in Kythnos, in addition to the buses, is also served by taxis.
- Taxi phones: +30 6945 800278, +30 6944 271609, +30 6945 895347, +30 6944 276656, +30 6944 743791
Tip: Most of the hotels on Kythnos have their own minibus and will transfer you from the hotel to the port or vice versa. Try ringing them to find out if this service is available!
Note: All above information for Kythnos was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice.
Schedules, prices and availability to Kythnos by ferry
Book your ferry to Kythnos with any ferry company that suits you better and enjoy your journey in Greece! The “Easy-Way” booking system of go-ferry.com, allows the most reliable online ferry reservations and offers cheaper, faster and better services for your ferry ticket to or from Kythnos.
With go-ferry.com you are able to connect online with the reservation systems of the most Greek shipping companies, to compare prices, to find information about routes and vessels, to look for alternative routes and to print instantly your Kythnos ferry confirmation.
Ferry timetables may change by season, so take an optical canvassing via our search engine to receive the latest cull of dates, schedules, prices and availability. With so many accommodation options to cull from, you can be sure to find the best deal for the ferry to or from Kythnos at a price that fits your budget.
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Book in advance your ferry to Kythnos
Arrange your ferry journey in advance
It is very important that you have organized your ferry to or from Kythnos in advance, having arranged all the details. You don't want something to go wrong, and you can achieve perfect holidays with a great organization. In addition to hotel accommodation and air-tickets, when you book the boat tickets to or from Kythnos you know that everything is under control even before leaving home.
There are many reasons why you should arrange to book in advance your ferry to Kythnos. Here are some of the most important:
Pay for Hotel in Kythnos without using it!
During the high season in Greece, and especially in July and August, it is likely that you won't find ferry tickets to popular destinations, such as Kythnos, if you don't book them in advance. So, don't make the mistake to book your hotel on Kythnos without having booked the ferry pass. The last thing you want is to get to the port and not find an available ferry to or from Kythnos!
Save time in Kythnos!
Although we charge a commission for acquiring ferry bookings to Kythnos, this allows you not only to secure your ferry tickets to Kythnos but also to save time; besides receiving a service and attention of first.
Have a bigger choice of Kythnos Ferry Tickets!
Buying in advance gives you a better chance of getting the ferry tickets to Kythnos, on the ferry you prefer and at the schedule you want. It does not make sense that your trip to/from Kythnos is interrupted by not finding available ferry departures, but it is possible.
Find more Ferry routes!
If you want to organize your vacations, it is wise to check all the possible routes and timelines in order to make the right combinations between Kythnos and other destinations as well as between the air and the ferry tickets. Online, you can have an overview of all the routes going to or from Kythnos.
Get the best deal!
Ferry tickets to Kythnos can be expensive, so it’s natural to want to get the best deal on them. It has become a regular practice for ferries to announce special rates and deep discounts for booking ferry tickets to or from Kythnos up to 3-6 months in advance.
Feeling Great having your ferry ticket in your pocket!
You will feel a great feeling when having the ferry confirmation in your hands. The reservation with us will allow you to secure your ferry to or from Kythnos, you will be relieved to have the confirmation in your hands or on your smartphone!
Accommodation options on the ferry to Kythnos
Find out about the ferry types that are running to Kythnos, choose the ideal accommodation option on the ferry to Kythnos and get fresh and relaxed at your destination. Comfortable armchairs, business class comfort seats, outside and inside cabins or economy deck chairs. There is a range of accommodation options to choose for a day or night ferry.
Although Kithnos (or Thermia, due to its thermal spas) is one of the closest to Attica islands of the Cyclades complex, it still remains one of the most unexplored corners of Aegean Sea. In the north is the island port Merichas, its capital Chora, Loutra and Driopida. The southern part of Kithnos is uninhabited, with an exception of the area of Panagia Kanala and the small gulf of Aghios Dimitrios. The island has 65 wonderful sandy beaches (most of them are at the end of pathways) and a landscape particular for Cyclades with bare and dry hills, continuous rock fences. On the whole territory of the island there are 350 white country chapels, while the villages are full of paved streets, white houses, squares, churches and wind mills.
It was inhabited in the 10th century by Driopes who came from Evia. It flourished during the Classical period and participated with a trireme boat in the naval battle of Salamina. The island has the same history pattern with the other islands of the Cyclades complex: in 1204 it was under Venetian occupation and afterwards under Turkish occupation. In 1830 was annexed to the newly-established Greek State. The island extends over a surface of 99 km2, its coastline is 111 km long and it has 1,600 inhabitants.
What to see in Kythnos
A walk through the city will give you the chance to visit its main sights. Do not forget to visit:
- The War Monument, at the entrance of Chora.
- The church of Aghios Savas 17th century, with the remarkable wooden chancel.
- The church of Meamorfosi tou Sotira (or Transfiguration of Jesus), with the 17th century chancel, and the oldest church of the island Aghia Triada with the ancient part of sculptures that have inscriptions.
- The Byzantine Museum, at the post Byzantine church of Aghios Georgios.
- The monastery of Panagia Nikous. The basement of the monastery operated as a secret school.
- The wind farm located NE of Chora. It is the first wind farm that operated in Greece.
- Panagia Kanala. Protector of the island. The church is built in a wonderful area and is of unique architecture. According to tradition, the icon was found in a canal and is said to be painted by Apostle Lukas. Even though it is more possible that it was painted by Cretan painter Adoni Skordili. It is located 17.5 km south of Chora.
Piraeus Coastguard: 210- 4226.000
Lavrio Coastguard: 22920 25249
Police: 22810 31201
Municipality of Kythnos: 22813 61100
Port Authorities: 22810 32290
Chora’s Medical Aid: 22810 31202
Dryopida’s Medical Aid: 22810 32234
Pharmacy: 22810 32240
Tourist Information: 22810 32250