Getting to Athens
Flights from Johannesburg
We suggest either Turkish Airlines
via Turkey or Emirates
(Discovery Rewards) via Dubai – please be aware that there are no direct flights to Athens from South Africa. Our recommendation is to get to Athens the day before i.e. Wednesday 15 May
. The reason is the ferry to the islands may not run on time during off-season – better safe than sorry! Also take into account layover time in Dubai or Istanbul. Sometimes interconnecting flights have a delay of 8 hours.
Flights from Europe and elsewhere
We have no recommendations since there are a lot more options within Europe and elsewhere – but we do suggest getting to Athens the day before.
Ferry to Kythnos
Ferry will leave from Athens, Port of Piraieus on May 23rd at 7am in the morning. Expected arrival time in Kythnos is 10am. Please arrive 45 minutes beforehand to collect tickets and board the ferry.
The returning ferry will leave Kythnos at 5 pm on May 29th. Arrival time in Athens at Port of Piraieus is 8 pm in the evening.
Should you need help booking a hotel close to Piraieus please let us know and we will arrange a group booking.
- Free WiFi
- Swimming pool
- Meals -Enjoy a cuisine of “emotions” based on traditional Greek flavours — homemade cheese,
bread and cakes, herbs and vegetables, all from Kythnos local producers!
- Fully equipped Yoga shala
- Massage therapist available on request at additional charge
I have written a blog post loaded with my personal experiences to Greece – Read it here