If you want to go to the Peloponnese, nothing can stop you. You can go
with any means of transport you want. You can take boats, planes, trains, and
buses, while enjoying the ride. You can make the journey even better, if you take
some great company along.
If you want to visit the Peloponnese from abroad, then the most popular way is
from the International Airport of Athens “Eleftherios Venizelos”. From the
airport you’ll need a car, but the drive is really easy. You’ll take the Attiki Odos
Motorway and there are several exits, depending on your destination. You can
rent a car at the airport or get there by train, bus, and boat.
International Airport of Athens Information: www.aia.gr
The International Airport of Kalamata "Captain Vassilis Constantakopoulos" is
another option. It mainly receives charter flights during the summer, as well as
flights from the International Airport of Thessaloniki “Macedonia”.
International Airport of Kalamata Information: www.hcaa.gr
Finally, you have the choice of the National Airport of Araxos, which is situated
close to Patras. It also receives charter flights and some domestic flights. It’s
mainly accessible by car.
National Airport of Araxos Information: www.hcaa.gr
The easiest way to travel the Peloponnese is by car, since there are a lot of
modern highways that connect the peninsula with the rest of Continental Greece
and the Corinth Canal connects the Peloponnese to Central Greece. There’s also
the option to enter the region from Patras via the Rio-Antirrio Bridge, from the
The Attiki Odos Motorway takes you from Athens to the Peloponnese and it
provides two basic routes, depending on your destination. Take the Olympia
Odos Motorway if you’re heading towards Corinth, Patras, Pyrgos or Tsakonas
or the Athens-Corinth National Road if you want to go to Ermioni. Get off at the
exit of Epidaurus and then simply follow the signs. The exit is the same for the
areas of Ancient Epidaurus and Porto-Heli, which is located after the forest of
If you are heading to Sparta, take the Athens-Corinth-Tripoli National Road
and follow the signs. Gythio is located 20’ after Sparta and if you keep going
straight, you can reach Monemvassia or Neapoli. Finally, if you want to go to
Elafonissos, you can take the ferry from Neapoli.
There are buses everyday for most destinations of the Peloponnese. The Bus Network KTEL
has its central station in Athens (Iera Odos St.) and it has a main station in all prefectures of
the peninsula. The average price of the ticket is 20 Euros.
If you want to go to Argolida by bus, then you should check out the schedules for Argos,
Lygourio, Nafplio, Epidaurus, and Kranidi. Furthermore, from Argos you can go to the rest of
Argolida’s villages, to Nemea or Mycenae, whereas from Nafplio you can continue to Tolo or
If you feel like visiting Tripolis, Megalopolis, Leonidio or Astros, then you have various ride
options from Athens. Moreover, the station of Tripolis provides connections to Andritsaina,
Zacha, Daphnoula, and Kalamata. You can also travel to Tripolis from Piraeus or
If you wish to travel to Corinth, Loutraki, Derveni, Xylokastro or Nemea, then there are dozens
of KTEL rides from Athens that you can choose from. Moreover, if you are heading towards
the beautiful villages of Xylokeriza, Almyri, Loutra, Examilia or Galataki, then you have to take
the bus to Corinth and change buses from there.
If you want to go to Sparta, Gythio, Molaous, Areopolis, Gerolimenas or Monemvassia,
without having to take a car, then you can choose more than 5 trips with the KTEL buses from
Athens. If your destination is Elafonissos, then you can take the KTEL bus to Neapoli and
continue with the ferry.
If your destination is Messenia, then you have many options. It’s the most frequent route,
which provides 12 trips daily. Most trips include the following destinations: Coroni, Pylos,
Kyparissia, Messeni, Gargalianoi, and Kalamata.
The port of Piraeus provides various options to the Peloponnese. You can take a
flying dolphin or a boat and reach the ports of Tolo, Nafplio, Ermioni, Epidaurus,
and Porto-Heli. There are boat connections from Porto-Heli to Leonidio,
Monemvassia, Gerakas, Kyparissia, and Neapoli.
Finally, you can also travel the Peloponnese with a private yacht or sailing boat,
since it offers 3 big private marinas in Corinthus, Kiato, and Xylokastro, as well as
small marinas throughout the peninsula.
It’s very easy to go to the Peloponnese by train and the ride is simply gorgeous.
Plus, there are more than 75 train stations all around the region that give you