Ancient Messina is 30 km northwest of Kalamata.


By Car


Kalamata is connected to Athens via Corinth - Tripoli - Megalopolis - Kalamata with a motorway and also connected with Thessaloniki via - Patras with "Olympia Odos" and "Aegean Motorway »

The distance from Athens is 239 km and the trip lasts two hours and 10 minutes.

The distance to Thessaloniki is 715 km and the journey takes about 6.5 hours.


By Air


Kalamata is connected by air with Athens, Thessaloniki, Munich, Stockholm, Moscow, Amsterdam, Prague, London, Milan, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Vienna, Manchester etc. via scheduled flights and charter flights. The Airport of Kalamata "Captain Vassilis Konstantakopoulos" (Kakleas) is about 9 km west of the city of Kalamata, in the NR Kalamata-Messina.


By Bus



Kalamata is connected with Athens, Thessaloniki, Ioannina, Patras and Sparta, as well as with the towns (Meligala Kardamili Pylos, Koroni, Methoni, Chora, Messina, Kiparissia, Filiatra, Gargaliani etc) and villages N.Messinias through dense bus route, planned and executed by KTEL Messinia.


For more information contact the KTEL Messinia SA Tel: 27210 28581 or inquire by email



Access By Ship


The port of Kalamata ferry links with ports of Kythera and Kissamos Chania, once a week during the summer months. The journey time is 9 hours and 20 minutes.

Here you will find information on reservations and the timetable.