Kythira ferry travel Guide
COVID-19 travel instructions:
Following the directives given by the Greek authorities in the effort of preventing the spread of COVID-19, we draw your attention to the following:
1) The use of a mask is mandatory throughout the trip.
2) It is everyone’s responsibility to meticulously apply the rules of personal hygiene and protection.
3)In case anyone shows symptoms during the trip, they should immediately inform a crew member.
4) Passengers must always comply with the ship’s regulations and the instructions of the Master and the crew.
General COVID-19 Travel notice information about GREECE here. For info about the PLF Form click here. Detailed information here.
F/B Porfyrousa Online tickets:
When purchasing tickets online you will automaticlly receive your e-tickets via e-mail. There is no need to print the tickets from the agencies. You can either print the tickets at home or show them from your mobile phone to board the ferry. For the identification of the passenger it is necessary to show ID, passport or driver’s license.
If you still wish to print the tickets from the agencies, prepaid tickets can be collected from the agencies or up to 1 hour before the departure of the ferry from each port:
- For your trip from Kithira, you will collect your prepaid tickets from Kithira Travel in Chora (Kithira town) up to 1 day before your departure. Please receive your tickets on time due to overcrowding at the port upon arrival and departure of the ferry.
- For your trip from Neapoli you will receive your prepaid tickets up to 1 hour before the departure of the ferry from Exantas Shipping Agency in Neapoli.
What to note as to ferry bookings
Booking reference Number:
For ferry bookings a booking reference number is always given. This number is unique and is not to be ignored or lost.
- Reservations are assigned an option date which expires after 10 days. If tickets are not purchased within those 10 days the reservation is automatically cancelled through the booking system.
- 3 days prior and until departure, ticket reservation is not allowed. You can only buy tickets.
Option date is always announced during booking procedures and is written in the reservation form when asked the reservation to be sent via e-mail. It is the clients’ responsibility to purchase their tickets within this deadline. If not so, bookings are automatically cancelled through the booking system.
When to book:
Please tend to your timely booking both to and from Kythera, especially during high season (July and August).
Where do i receive my tickets?:
After the purchase, tickets are sent to you via e-mail. If you wish to receive printed tickets, you can do so from our travel agency in Chora (Kythera town) (in the northern part of the island). The ticket booth at the port gives priority to departures ONLY!
Kythira Port: Diakofti is the port of Kythera
Before your departure for destinations, such as the tropical, subtropical and the developing countries, a traveler’s health guide should be the most important preparation for you.
It is highly recommended that you visit a travel medicine institution at least 4-6 weeks before your journey in order for the health professional to have the ability to make the necessary tests and to utilize the appropriate vaccines on time, to allow the development of adequate immunity and as a result, to protect the traveler. If you visit the clinic only just a few days before your upcoming trip, you must be aware that you will only get the absolutely necessary vaccines as the doctors need to ensure the optimal immune protection under the given circumstances.
Another very important issue that you need to ensure is that you have travel insurance during your trip, in case you experience any health problems while abroad. In addition, it is also recommended that you have your first aid kit (i.e. anti-sickness, insect bites, minor injuries etc) with you while travelling.
Especially if you belong to some socially disadvantaged groups, such as the elderly, pregnant women and people with chronic health problems (i.e. diabetes, people with serious heart or respiratory problems, renal insufficiency, etc.) you should make sure that you obtain the medicines that you will need during your journey. You must also ensure that you organize the appropriate means for transportation for your trip. Finally, it is important that you have with you a doctor’s letter describing your health problems, current use of medicines and the medicine that you will need to take with you in order to address these problems.