Getting Around

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Why not get here by airplane / taxi or coach and hire a car for your whole or part of your stay. If you find yourself in Chrani wanting a car, call Vangelis Rigatos : Mobile +30 69 44 26 73 80
From the UK we've had good quotes and once we even got free second driver cover. Our preference is Alamo or Enterprise through
We've used Greenmotion once but the service was very slow, cars were not ready for the early morning passengers form Gatwick, their office is a few hundred meters from Kalamata airport and is a little tricky to find but they can be a lot cheaper sometimes which is why we used them a second time this year quite successfully

There is a good bus service centred on Kalamata which serves most of the major towns - as well as many of the smaller villages in Messinia for between €1 - €5 There is also an excellent, regular service from Athens to Kalamata. Ticket prices are very reasonable - under €30.00 per person one way from the airport to the Athens Bus Station and on to Kalamata Bus Station
For a guide to how to get from Athens to Chrani by bus and coach, click here

There is a reasonable bus service but . . .
the timetable only lists when Buses leave Kalamata Koroni and Melitsa which could be more helpful
However, the buses take an hour to get from Kalamata to Chrani
and 40 minutes to get to Chrani from Koroni

Local taxis are reliable
and will cost around €35 for the trip from Kalamata to Chrani
From a strictly personal point of view, the taxi ride from Athens is simply too scary
We prefer to take coaches because the drivers don't take risks albeit the journey is a little slower.

If you are both confident and experienced, choose this cheap and simple way of getting around
Mopeds and scooters are a popular way to get about cheaply even for those with cars
Scooters are for hire in Kalamata

The Peloponnese is a popular destination among cycling fans
Whether you would like to cycle
or mountain bike on holiday
or do a guided tour inland or just want to rent a mountain bike or bike, the best place to start is the

Agios Andreas 5kmIn Greece, there is a general right to roam unfenced rural land
and there is no such thing as a private beach although bars rent there pitches from the local authority
The Peloponnese is the perfect place to trek
It also allows you to explore the hidden treasures hidden in olive groves or on the mountainsides
The times for walking are early and late in the season with the best time being in Spring when the abundant wild flowers are a delight