Getting to Kalamata and Messinia

Getting to Kalamata and Messinia

Getting to Kalamata by car

Kalamata, is the capital of the prefecture of Messinia and is 240km from Athens. This makes getting to Kalamata really easy. As an indication, Kalamata is 215km from Patra, 120km from Pyrgos, 85km from Tripolis and 60km from Sparta. The trip by car is relatively comfortable as the road network is in a very good condition and lasts about 2,5 hours.

Getting to Kalamata by bus

There are daily buses from Athens to Kalamata. The Messinia buses also connect the prefecture with other large cities of Peloponnesus. The bus trip from Athens to Kalamata is about 3 hours and buses depart from Kifissos KTEL Bus Station in Athens. From Kalamata start some routes all over Greece such as Thessaloniki, Ioannina, Larisa and Tripoli, Methoni, Pylos, Kyparissia in Peloponnese.

For more information please visit the KTEL Messinias website ( and buy your tickets online.

Telephone numbers of the most famous bus stops of Messinia:

  • KTEL of┬áKalamata: 0030 27210 28581
  • KTEL of Athens: 0030 210 5120887

Getting to Kalamata by plane

The closest airport to the Prefecture of Messinia is the Kalamata Airport which is located 5km from the city of Kalamata.

For more information please contact the Kalamata International Airport at 0030 27210 63805

Getting to Kalamata by train

Unfortunately there is no railway connection with the prefecture of Messinia.