Road network

Kythera has a big road network, in comparison to other islands of the same size. The road network is asphalt in the majority, but there are many dirt roads that in some cases are relatively inaccessible. The distances may be small but the roads are often steep and have many turns, so that driving becomes more difficult. Below you will find some information regarding the traffic regulations in Greece. In Kythera you drive on the right side of the road, as in the rest of Greece. All road distances are measured in kilometers. Priority is given to those passing from the right. The speed limit on main roads is about 80 -100 km per hour (48 – 60 miles per hour). In all the villages and settlements the speed limit is 50 km per hour (30 miles per hour). Drivers and passengers must have seat belts on. Drinking and driving is not allowed in Kythera. The laws on drinking and driving are very strict. Drivers of motorcycles and bicycles are required to always wear crash helmets. Front and back lights on bikes are required at night. On motorcycles the front light is mandatory at all times. Always carry your diploma or license when you drive. You can only drive the same types of vehicles as in your country. The minimum age for car hire in Kythera is 21 years.