Travel Suggestions., Athens Kalamata Crete
Posted 05 March 2008 - 05:35 PM
From what I can see, via the ANEN and GTP websites, the Kalamata Kastelli ferry is not running in April.
It also appears that there are no Olympic or other scheduled flights from Athens to Kalamata - hard to believe!!
At the moment it looks like a bus down from Athens and back the same route and then either fly or Anek fast ferry to Heraklion. There is a train service Athens to Kalamata but last time I took it, it was a most uncomfortable ride on unupholstered seats!
Driving a hire car might have been a consideration but the friend will have flown from the sourthern hemisphere and will not really fancy a long drive.
Any suggestions most welcome.
Posted 05 March 2008 - 06:53 PM
Watch this space!!! A friend of mine is looking into your request and she works for Olympic Airways in Athens.
She is going to call me in about 5 minutes so I will let you know what she says.
Posted 05 March 2008 - 09:03 PM
Posted 05 March 2008 - 10:37 PM
Posted 06 March 2008 - 12:00 PM
I think you may get help in this matter by contacting www.olympicairlines.com or www.olympicholidays.com and possibly www.cyprusairways.com.
Hope this helps in some way.
Posted 06 March 2008 - 02:17 PM
From Athens airport take the bus number X93 (right outside the arrival doors) to Kifissos Intercity bus terminal. get a ticket from the kiosk.
Kifissos Intercity bus terminal Athens - Kalamata
06:00, 07:30, 08:45, 10:30 (express), 11:30, 12:30, 14:00, 15:30, 16:30 (express), 17:30, 19:00, 20:30 (except Saturday) 21:30 (only Saturday), 22:00 (except Saturday)
express takes about 3 hours and regular 4 hours.
Confirm those times though I am not sure how old the timetable is;
KTEL of Athens
Drakontos & Pappou Streets 10442 ATHENS , GREECE
Tel.: +30 210 5124910,1,4, 5151367
The other option is a taxi of course
Posted 06 March 2008 - 08:43 PM
Posted 18 March 2008 - 05:05 PM
Although I can find timetables online, I can't find a site for KTEL to check prices.
Posted 08 May 2008 - 01:16 AM
Posted 11 May 2008 - 11:08 AM
In the end, my contact did not need to make this particular journey but it is a route that I have thought about for myself from time to time.
Sorry Emma, never did find the prices.
Posted 13 May 2008 - 12:05 PM
The flights to Crete are looking to be around €100 one way!