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Kythnos Ferry

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Kythnos is a beautiful island with whitewashed houses, picturesque villages, and lovely beaches. It is located very close to Athens, therefore, it is a great weekend getaway. Some of the most popular beaches on Kythnos Island are Kolona, Loutra, Gaidouromantra, and Kanala, while there are also various great churches to visit, such as the Church of Agios Ioannis. There are daily ferries from Piraeus (Athens) to Kythnos and the trip takes approximately 2-3 hours. Kythnos is also connected with some islands of the Western Cyclades, including Sifnos, Serifos, Milos, Kimolos, and Folegandros. The island is also connected with Lavrion, the third port of Athens and to other islands such as Syros, Kea, Tinos, etc.
Below, you will find information on how to get to Kythnos by ferry, where to buy your tickets and information about Kythnos, and its port, along with many photos.

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Ferries to Kythnos depart from Piraeus and Lavrion ports in Athens. The ferry trip to Kythnos lasts for 1.5-3 hours. Kythnos is also connected by ferry with Sifnos, Serifos, Milos, Kimolos, and Folegandros.

Ferry schedules to Kythnos


During peak season, there are daily ferries from Athens to Kythnos and from the Cyclades islands to Kythnos.


Ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Kythnos

There is a ferry from Piraeus to Kythnos every day during the summer. The ferry trip from Piraeus to Kythnos lasts for 3 hours and the cost of a ferry ticket is '24' 'EUR' (24 Euros)..
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Ferry from Athens (Lavrion) to Kythnos

During peak season, there are at least 2-3 ferries per day from Lavrion to Kythnos. The duration of the ferry trip from Lavrion to Kythnos is 1.5-2.5 hours and the cost of a ferry ticket is '15' 'EUR' (15 Euros).
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Ferry from Serifos to Kythnos

In the summer, there are 1-3 ferries from Serifos to Kythnos every day. The ferry trip from Serifos to Kythnos lasts for 1 hour and 20 minutes and the cost of a ferry ticket is '8' 'EUR' (8 Euros).
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The types of ferries that travel to/from Kythnos?


The main type of ferry that travels to Kythnos is the conventional ferry. The ferry companies that serve itineraries to Kythnos are Zante Ferries and Blue Star Ferries.


Island hopping from Kythnos


Kythnos is directly connected by ferry with many islands of the Cyclades island chain. Some of the most popular island-hopping itineraries from Kythnos are from Kythnos to Sifnos, from Kythnos to Serifos, from Kythnos to Milos, and from Kythnos to Folegandros.

Travel tips


Travel tips to organize your travel:

  • If you want to get to Kythnos faster, we suggest departing from Lavrion port, as it is closer to the island.
  • The best way to plan your trip to Kythnos is to book your ferry tickets in advance, as Greek ferries may be fully booked, especially in July and August.
  • Ferries from Piraeus to Kythnos make stopovers at many islands of the Cyclades, like Sifnos, Serifos, and Folegandros. You can follow this itinerary for island-hopping around the Cyclades.




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Kythnos is a typical Cycladic island, famous for the healing springs and the calm beaches. The port of Kythnos is Merihas, a picturesque place with frequent tourism traffic. White houses surround this bay and offer a gorgeous view to the sea. The island is located in close distance to Athens and has been a popular destination for the weekends.

The most impressive beach of Kythnos is Kolona, a long stretch of sand that actually creates two beaches. Equally beautiful beaches are Loutra, Gaidouromantra and Kanala. Chora, Driopida and Loutra are nice villages that keep their traditional character. Stroll around the paved paths and discover the traditional character of Kythnos.

Why visit Kythnos?


Hop on a ferry to Kythnos for stunning beaches, wild natural landscapes, and Cycladic architecture, just 1.5 hours from Athens.

  • The port of Kythnos is Merihas, a picturesque port surrounded by whitewashed houses.
  • The most impressive beach of Kythnos is Kolona, a long line of sand that forms two beaches. Other beautiful beaches are Loutra, Gaidouromantra, and Kanala.


The best season to visit Kythnos


The best season to visit Kythnos is the summer, but the island is also a popular Easter destination!

Is Kythnos for you?


If you’re looking for a beautiful Cycladic island for a quick getaway from Athens, Kythnos is an amazing option!

Sightseeing in Kythnos


Some places worth visiting in Kythnos are the Church of Panagia Kanala, the Katafiki Cave, the Byzantine Museum, the Folklore Museum, and the Church of Agios Ioannis.

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Port description

An island with a low profile in tourism, Kythnos, is located in Western Cyclades. Its main port is Merichas, 7 km southwest of Chora, the capital of the island. The port receives ferries from Piraeus and Lavrion in Attica, Kea, and the other islands of Western Cyclades (Serifos, Folegandros, Sifnos, Milos, and Kimolos).

Connected ports to Kythnos

Athens, Piraeus - Athens, Lavrio - Anafi - Andros - Folegandros - Ios - Kea - Kimolos - Milos - Naxos - Paros - Santorini (Thira) - Serifos - Sifnos - Sikinos - Syros - Thirassia - Tinos


There are buses that connect the port to Chora, Driopida, Loutra, and many beaches around the island. There are also taxis along with rental companies in Kythnos.

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