.: Getting Here

By Air

Kalamata Airport is open during the summer season May to October for charter flights. There are many sites offering flight only and it is good to shop around for a good deal

Athens Airport has flights all year round. It is a three hour drive on the motorway through beautiful mountain scenery all the way from the airport to the Kalamata area. Car hire including return trip to and from the airport can be arranged or alternatively there is an excellent coach service from the airport to Athens Central on to Kalamata. Sites to try, Easyjet, Olympic Airlines, Aegenair, British Airways and Lufthansa

There is also a small airport at Araxos Airport (north west Peloponnese) which offers charter flights during the season to Europe (but not UK).

By Car / Ferry

It is possible to drive through Europe to the Peloponnese via a completely overland route - albeit lengthy! The most common route however is via ferries from Italy to Patras

The main port of Patras is a three to four hour drive to Kalamata. There are plans to extend down to Pylos (one hour's drive) but the timing for this is not yet available. Ferries from Italy can be boarded at either, Venice, Ancona, Bari or Brindisi. It takes between 16 and 36 hours (depending on port of boarding and number of port stops) sailing through the beautiful Adriatic. Good information sites about all the ferries are:

www.ferries.gr
www.allgreekferries.com

Another small port is Killini which offer short journeys to Zakynthos, Cephalonia and Corfu.