How to Get to Kythnos
There are ferry links to Kythnos from Athens, with boats leaving from the ports of Piraeus and Lavrio. The trip from Piraeus takes about 3 hours and may cost approximately 24 euros per passenger and 49.50 euros for a car. The journey from Lavrio ranges from 1 hour and 40 minutes to 2 hours and 50 minutes, costing approximately 15 euros per passenger and 41.50 euros for a car. Boats run several times a week, daily in the summer.
From Kythnos, there are boats to many of the Cycladic islands, including Serifos (travel time 1 hour and 20 minutes), Tinos (from 2 hours and 20 minutes to 3 hours and 50 minutes), Sifnos (2 hours and 20 minutes), Milos (3 hours and 55 minutes), and Syros (2 hours and 25 minutes).
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1. In Kythnos, taxis and local buses provide transportation on the island’s main roads (Merichas - Chora - Loutra, Merichas - Dryopida - Kanala). Water taxis are also available to convey passengers all around the coast, for example to the famous beach of Kolona.
2. The island’s facilities include pharmacies, gas stations, a post office, Speedex Courier, and ATMs belonging to Alpha Bank and Piraeus Bank.
3. The island has no airport, so the only aerial approach possible is by helicopter. The heliport is 3 kilometers from the island’s main town.
Useful Phone Numbers
Police Department +30 22810 31201
Port Authority +30 22810 32290
Health Clinic of Dryopida +30 22810 31202
Multipurpose Regional Clinic of Chora +30 22810 32234
Town Hall +30 22813 61100
Community of Chora +30 22810 31030
Community of Dryopida +30 22810 32230
Information Office +30 22810 32250
ELTA Post Office +30 22810 31239