Access by air
Points of entry to Greece by air are:
1. the Kalamata International Airport “Captain Vassilis Constantakopoulos”
tel: 2721063805 // zip: 24200, Messene, Messenia,
2. the Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos
tel: 210 35 30000 // zip:19019, Spata, Attica
The Attica Road links Athens International Airport to the key road axes in the Peloponnese:
Olympia Road: Elefsina – Corinth – Patras – Pyrgos – Tsakona
Moreas Road: Corinth – Tripolis – Kalamata
Athens – Thessaloniki (E75)
Athens – Corinth (E94)
Corinth – Patras (E65)
Corinth – Tripolis – Kalamata (E65)
Patras – Pyrgos – Olympia (E55)
Long-distance bus services
Long-distance bus services (KTEL) are an important means of transport in the Peloponnese. Visit the local long-distance bus stations to obtain information on the exact bus service timetables to the destination you are interested in.
- Long-distance buses are green, white and blue, and white and orange, but with different patterns though.
- All vehicles are air-conditioned.
- The driver will help you with your baggage or tell you where to put it on the bus. There is no weight limit for travelers.
- Most probably, you will find your seat number on the back of the seat. The number is found on the top part of the back of your seat or in pairs in the corridor.
- If you buy a return ticket, you can get a discount of approximately 20%.
- Return tickets are valid for 30 days.
- Please note that there are several areas with two different long-distance bus stations, so you must be aware of which one to visit.
- Winter service timetables are valid from November to March and summer ones are valid from April to October.
- Bus services on holidays, if any, are fewer and not the same as those on normal working days. You are advised to consult with the station before you set off.
Travelling to Greece by bus.
There are several companies that you can consult with to book a ticket, and there are also the bus services of KTEL.
Make sure that you have the required documents to make that trip, as there are frequent check points and, if you lack the necessary documents, you will be removed from the bus.
Access by sea
Access to Greece by sea is available primarily from Italy, the most important destination port being that of Patras, which is a ‘bridge’ city for those wishing to visit the Peloponnese by sea.
Information: Patras Port Authority, http://www.patrasport.gr/