Kythira, Greece

Kythira, Greece Travel Information

According to aristmarketing, Kythira (Kythera, Kithira, Cythera) (Greek: Κύθηρα) is an island in the Ionian Sea that is part of the Ionian Islands. The Ionian Islands are a region of Greece (Europe). The capital of Kythira is the eponymous Kythira. A number of major cities on Kythira are: Diakofti, Potamos, Kapsali and Agia Pelagia.

Kythira, Greece

Kythira is an island where the traditional Greek atmosphere can still be found. The island is not very touristy compared to other Greek islands. The island is very mountainous with low vegetation. There are several beautiful bays on the island’s coastline, some of which are only accessible by sea. These sandy beaches are mostly golden and are located on the clear blue water. Caves and waterfalls can also be found inland. The economy of the island mainly revolves around the production of olive oil and increasing tourism. See sportsqna for Europe economy.

Where is Kythera located?

Travel information of Kythira

Official name: Kythira
Continent: Europe
Area: 284 km²
Capital: Kythira
Country code: GR, GRC
Population: 4,030 inhabitants (2011)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 525 m (Mermigkari)
Distance (Amsterdam – Kythira): 2,300 km
Flight time: about 4 hour

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Due to the corona virus (COVID-19), (temporary) measures may apply to Kythira that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Kythira, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to Kythira. If you want to put together your own trip or are looking for separate travel components such as hotels, airline tickets and a rental car, please visit our travel offer page.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Kythira? You will find an extensive collection at travel bookstore De Zwerver.

Weather and climate
Kythira has a Mediterranean climate. In the winter months the temperatures are around 10 to 15 degrees and in the summer months around 30 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Kythira can be found on our extensive weather page.

Best time
May, June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Kythira. In these months you have the best chance of good weather.

Greek is the official language on Kythira. In addition, a lot of English is spoken because of tourism.
Would you like to translate from or into Greek for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Greece:
Greek Embassy in the Netherlands:
Greek Consulate in the Netherlands:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to Kythira.

Money and Currency matters
On Kythira you pay with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs on Kythira can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
The prices on Kythira are a lot lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -22% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (33% cheaper), food (18% cheaper), imported beer in catering (14% more expensive), cigarettes (36% cheaper) and public transport (50% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

On Kythira it is customary to tip, even if this is already included in the bill. Good service is about 5-10% tip.

Time difference
On Kythira it is 1 hour later than in the Netherlands.
Summer time on Kythira is the same as in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Kythira can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On Kythira you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on Kythira.
An overview of all ferry connections between the various Greek islands can be found on GTP.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Kythira.

On Kythira the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity on Kythira can be found on our electricity page (look under Greece).

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112 or 100
– Fire: 112 or 199
– Ambulance: 112 or 166

Tap water
The water from the tap is drinkable, but due to the high chlorine content in many places, we recommend drinking bottled water.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding Kythira can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Greece (Kythira) can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Kythira end
Kythira official website: and

The country code (international access code) to call someone on Kythira is 0030 or +30.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Kythira? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Kythira Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Kythira.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Kythira.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of Kythira.

Public holidays and school holidays
An overview of all public holidays on Kythira can be found on
You will find an overview of all school holidays in Greece (Kythira) in the Eurydice school guide.

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Kythira, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Kythira can be found on Protected Planet.
Kythira is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Kythira? On the IATA website you will find an overview of the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, medicines and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business on or to do business with Kythira, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On you will find a large amount of information about Kythira, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Kythira.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum allowed blood alcohol level is 0.5 for cars and 0.2 for motorcycles and novice drivers up to 2 years old.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…Tourism is Kythira’s main source of income?
…Only 5 cities on Kythira are on the coast?
…Kythira, unlike the rest of Greece, has a rather poor infrastructure?