How to get there

Kalamata can be reached by air and by car

By air

Kalamata hosts the largest and busiest airport in Peloponnese which is located 8Km North West of Kalamata, between Kalamata and Messini on the Peloponnese peninsula in southern Greece.

“Captain Vassilis Constantakopoulos” Airport (IATA code: KLX) serving as gateway of Peloponnese handles International Flights from many European Airports, as well as Domestic flights to and from Athens Airport (IATA code: ATH), Thessaloniki Airport (IATA code: SKG), and Heraklion airport (IATA code: HER), via Aegean Airlines and Sky express.

Bus services and taxis meet scheduled flights To and From Kalamata Airport (IATA code: KLX)

Via Athens International airport

Landing on Athens International airport (IATA code: ATH) you can find a wide variety of options regarding ground transportation so to reach Kalamata. There is a distance of 238.6 km between Athens and Kalamata. This equates to approximately 2.5 hours driving time. Apparently travelling by bus takes a little longer due to the various stops en route.

By Bus

Specifically Athens International airport is directly connected to Κifissos bus station, the busiest and the largest intercity bus terminal in Athens which serves numerous routes to Peloponnese.

  • One way to access the Κifissos bus station is by city bus route (airport bus) X93 which departs from the arrivals level of Athens airport, between exits 4 and 5 leads you to Kifissos bus station. 
  • Alternatively the Proastiakos suburban railway which lies beside the Athens Airport terminal connects the airport to Kifissos Bus station via correspondence. You should depart the above ground suburban railway train once you reach Doukissis Plakentias station that is on Metro line 3 (Blue Line) and has connections to Metro Trains. Metro Line 3 (Blue Line) heads you directly to Eleonas Metro station (Blue Line) where you connect with the bus no 52 leads you to Kifissos Terminal.

Shuttle Transfer Offer!!!

CCBS Greece offers the following SHUTTLE Transfer options for the UACE2023 participants, from two locations:

  1. Athens International Airport and
  2. Korinthos Proastiakos Railway Suburban Station.

Shuttle Bus departures from Athens International Airport on fixed times:

Saturday June 24th:

Shuttle No 1. Departure at 20:00pm (local time)

Sunday June 25th:

Shuttle No 1. Departure at 10:00am (Local time)
Shuttle No 2. Departure at 16:00pm (Local Time)

Meeting Point: To be announced

Shuttle Bus departing from Korinthos Proastiakos Railway Suburban Station on fixed times

Saturday June 24th:

Shuttle No 1. Departure at 21:00pm (local time)

Sunday June 25th:

Shuttle No 1. Departure at 12:00pm (Local time)
Shuttle No 2. Departure at 16:00pm (Local Time)
Shuttle No 3. Departure at 20:00pm (Local time)

Meeting Point : To be announced

How to get to Korinthos railway station

Korinthos Railway station lies on the Athens Airport – Patras Suberban Proastiakos railway that connects Athens Airport to Korinthos Station via correspondence.
Departing from the Athens airport railway station you should interchange at Kato Acharnai stop where you can get on Patra /Diakopto line directing to Kiato.
Korinthos Railway station is just two stops before the terminal.

The special rate per person per Shuttle Transfer:

  • From Athens International Airport is 40 €
  • From Korinthos Station is 30€

Your Shuttle arrival Transfer, can be booked via this link:

Book your Shuttle Transfer Here

Follow the instructions on the form to make the payment via credit/debit card or bank transfer.

Please note:

  • The Shuttle transfer will make stops only to the venue Grecotel Filoxenia, and the rest of the Hotels booked by CCBS. If you make your own accommodation arrangements to other hotel/apartment in the area, you can get off at one of the stops and walk to your hotel.
  • The private transfer service will be available and confirmed for bookings received through the booking link until Thursday June 1st, 2023.
  • Once the payment of the transfer service is received, we will email you with a final confirmation of the transfer, the meeting point and the contact details.
  • Transfer services are non refundable.

Departure Private Shuttle transfers will be announced and arranged on site through the conference secretariat.

CCBS GREECE can offer you options for overnights also in Athens and provide any travel information you might need. Please ask for a quote.

Kindly contact Ms Katerina Koronaiou at , or call at +30 2810 331010, Fax: +30 2810 330606