Kythnos ferries connect Cyclades Islands with Athens with crossings available to Piraeus & Lavrio (in Athens) & Serifos, Thira, Ios, Folegandros, Sikinos, Sifnos, Milos, Kimolos, Kea, Syros, Naxos, Paros, Andros & Mykonos (in Cyclades Islands). Sailings from Kythnos are operated by numerous ferry companies.
There are up to 22 ferry crossings daily from Kythnos with sailing durations starting from 1 hour 15 minutes. Our Kythnos ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
Located on the west coast of the island, the port of Kythnos is found in the town of Merichas. The port is comprised of crystal clear waters, yachts and fishermen dotted around the outside of the bay. Around the port area, the marina offers a range of restaurants predominantly serving seafood, taverns, bars and cafes all expecting the arrival of many visitors and tourists. The marina is one of the liveliest and most upbeat places on the island, with many passengers passing through each day.
The pier has undergone a slight renovation over the years; in 2000 it was expanded to accommodate large passenger vessels that went parallel to the beach. The renovation to accommodate tourists has actually increased the amount of tourism, meaning that the marina may have to extend its parameters once more. Due to the port’s popularity, many new amenities have opened business around the area, consequently many of the permanent residents have relocated closer to the pier.
Away from the port, the naturally beautiful landscapes are the main attraction of the area. Striking mountains, secluded beaches and traditional stoned houses laying on paved streets showcase why Kythnos is considered one of the most desirable out of the Greek Islands. Transport around the island is relatively limited, though it is possible to cover many of the major sights by foot. It is best advised to get a taxi to the port, however, it is worthwhile to negotiate a price before entry.