We can see the small island of Antikythera quite often from the West side of Crete, especially when going over to Falasarna.
Antikythira is famous for the Mechanism of Antikythera coming from an ancient Hellenistic rich shipwreck.
The island is also on one of the main migratory routes for birds between Africa and northern Europe, and it hosts an important bird observatory from the Hellenic Ornithological Society.
We soon discovered that the only ferry service from Kissamos to the Peloponnese stops in Antikythera.
After the heat of the summer was mostly over, we decided we could do a family day trip there on our bikes.
On Wednesday, the ferry leaves at 7:30am and returns to Kissamos for 11:30pm. Perfect for a full day on the island!