Even in the middle of summer, getting here can be a small Odyssey. The frequency of the boats connecting the island with the outer world is very poor. Normally, there is a boat leaving Piraeus once a week in summer months. Additionally, there is a small ferry connecting Antikythira with Kythira and Kissamos (Northwestern Crete), three-four times weekly. Due to the strong winds that blow here, it may be impossible for the boats to reach the small port of the island. During winter months, the island may be isolated for three weeks
Greece's most isolated island has managed to keep its secrets off the reach of tourism. Those getting there will be amazed by the fact there are just 30 inhabitants during winter. In contrast to what one might expect, all houses, even the most remote ones, have running water, telephone and electricity. A small rocky island where simple everyday items such as bread and newspapers are luxury items (or perhaps unnecessary). No nightlife, just two multi-purpose shops (grocery, restaurant, post office) one doctor and one policeman. Perhaps the most friendly people you have ever met.
Fondest memory: A walk along island's main road is a must and probably the only option for trekking. You are going to meet the island's entire population and everyone will be greeting you. You will come accross the ruins of medieval windmills and a small monastery. At Polykastro area, you can see the ruins of an ancient settlement. If you think you can handle it, follow the footpath starting at Saint Myron's Monastery at Galaniana, leading to Cape Apolytares lighthouse at the southernmost tip of the island.