The Kythira Kissamos ferry route connects Ionian Islands with Crete. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Lane Sea Lines. The crossing operates up to 1 times each week with sailing durations from around 4 hours 30 minutes.
Kythira Kissamos sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.
Kythira is a Greek island known as the “Island of sweet secrets”, between Peloponnese and Crete, opposite the south-eastern tip of the Peloponnese peninsula.
Kythira is an island with remarkable natural beauty, wondrous beaches and many sightseeing attractions.
Some of the best beaches in Kythira include Fyri Ammos which was awarded Blue Flag for its crystal clear waters; Kapsali with dual bays overlooking the grand castle of Chora; Paleopolis, the largest beach on the island and the small but picturesque beach of Chalkos.
The marvellous Byzantine castle city of Paleochora, the Venetian castles of Chora and Mylopotamos, as well as the Katuoni, the largest stone bridge in Greece showcase the long and varied history of Kythira and the influence of many civilisations and cultures.
Kythira is also famous within Greece for its thyme honey as well as some small-scale cultivation of vegetables and fruit.
Kissamos, also known as Kastelli Kissamou, is a small town and municipality in the west of the Greek island of Crete, at the northwest end of the island. The city is now also a port and fishing harbour, with a regular ferry operating from the Peloponnese via Kythira.
On first sight, Kissamos doesn’t look like a town full of fascinating things to do, but the truth is quite opposite. Kissamos is actually a town surrounded by beautiful landscape with excellent climate and sunshine most of the year. The town is built along a wonderful sandy beach and located where the ancient city of Kissamos stood. With its attractive little harbour, lots of shops and cafeterias along the seafront, a long history and a lively atmosphere, this small town is actually quite a busy place.
However, Kissamos is not a busy tourist resort. Its development is mainly based on its wine and oil production, as well as its agricultural products.