Getting to Pylos:
One can reach Pylos through Kalamata and Athens airports.
Kalamata International Airport: http://www.kalamata-airport.airportfield.com/
Kalamata International Airport (KLX) provides frequent links to both Greek and international destinations
List of airline companies providing direct flights to Kalamata:
Aegean Airlines (Dusseldorf, Munich, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Helsinki, Paris)
EasyJet (London Gatwick to Kalamata)
More companies are listed in: http://www.costanavarino.com/access/by-air
Aegean airlines also provides flights from Athens to Kalamata.
Pylos is accessed from Kalamata or Athens by Public transportation or other means.
Pylos is possible to be reached directly from Athens or through kalamata.
There is a bus station, KTEL-MESSINIAS in the central Kifisos KTEL Bus station.
-Athens Airport to the central Kifisos KTEL Bus station:
In order to get to central Kifisos KTEL Bus station, take the Bus X93 express bus service from the airport. Buses leave every 30-40 minutes and the duration of the drive is approximately 60 minutes. For information on the departure times from Athens airport please visit:
Ticket price: 5€
- Athens to Pylos bus service:
Two buses travels from Athens to Pylos daily and one from Pylos to Athens.
The duration of the trip is approximately 4h.15 min
Ticket price: 30€.
For information on the departure times from Kifisos KTEL and Pylos Bus stations please visit:
- Athens to Kalamata bus service:
Kalamata is linked to Athens (and other major Greek cities as well) with an excellent and frequent service of buses within 2h.45 min (EXPRESS) or 3h.15 min (NORMAL).
For information on the departure times from Kifisos KTEL and Kalamata Bus stations please visit:
Ticket price: 25€.
- Kalamata to Pylos bus service:
Six buses links Pylos and Kalamata daily.
For information on the departure times please visit:
http://www.ktelmessinias.gr/?module=default&pages_id=48&lang=el (sorry is only in Greek for the moment).
Ticket price: 5€.
- Athens to Kalamata by car:
The city is easily accessible by the Athens-Tripoli-Kalamata modern highway (215km, 2h 30 min hours driving) and then by following the local roads (40 km, 45 min).
- Athens Airport to Pylos and Kalamata Airport to Pylos using mini-bus, mini-Van, taxi and big bus services:
Local companies provide transportation services with mini-busses and good prices directly from the Athens airport to the town of Pylos or from Kalamata Airport to Pylos. The total duration of the trip from Athens is approximatelly 3 hours and from Kalamata 45 minutes.
Following is a list of prices with all the available ways of transportation from different points to Pylos provided from a company which is located at Pylos with experience in organizing such events :
-Athens (from Eleftherios Venizelos airport)-to Pylos by Bus : 750,00 € (50 persons)
-Athens (from Eleftherios Venizelos airport)-to Pylos by Mini Bus : 580,00 € (19 persons, 15 normal luggages)
-Athens (from Eleftherios Venizelos airport)-to Pylos by Mini Van : 410,00 € (8 persons)
-Athens (from Eleftherios Venizelos airport)-to Pylos by taxi : 300,00 € (3-4 persons, 3 normal luggages)
-Kalamata (from the airport) to Pylos by Mini Bus : 230,00 € (19 persons, 15 normal luggages)
-Kalamata (from the airport) to Pylos by Mini Van : 135,00 € (8 persons) luggages)
-Kalamata (from the airport) to Pylos by taxi : 80,00 € (3-4 persons, 3 normal luggages)
At the end of August the organizing committee will ask from all the confirmed/registered colleagues to provide their scheduled arriving date/time and subsequently they will be arranged in groups and they will be asked to choose among the possible ways of transportation in conformity with the above given possibilities.
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