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Buses for the Peloponnese leave from Terminal A on the outskirts of Athens at Kifissou 100 (take Bus 51 at corner of Zinonos and Menandrou streets, near Omonia Square; from the airport, take Bus E93). Pick up a bus schedule from the Athens EOT or call the number listed below for departure times or seat reservations.
Service from Athens to Corinth and Patras operates as frequently as every half hour from 6 am to late evening, takes only an hour to Corinth and two or so to Patras, and spares you a hair-raising drive; the cost from Athens to Patras is EUR 14. From Corinth, you can continue or connect for service to Nafplion, from where a local network serves the nearby classical sights, and to Sparta, with connections or onward service to such places as Monemvassia and the Mani. From Patras, you can make boat connections or continue or connect to buses to Olympia and other places in the southwest Peloponnese. From Athens, direct buses also run several times daily directly to Gythion, Kalamata, and Tripoli and once a day between Athens and Andritsena, Monemvassia, and Pylos.
Within the Peloponnese, bus schedules are posted at local KTEL stations, usually on the main square or main street.
KTEL (Greek Coach Services) Station Office (210/512-4910.)
Terminal A (Kifissou 100, Athens. 210/513-4588. www.ktel.org.)
Local bus stations (Main square, Andritsena, 27061. 26260/22239. Kolokotroni and Koilastou, Corinth, 20100. 27410/24444. Ebrikleous at north end of harbor, Gythion, 23200. 27330/22228. Artemidos 50, Kalamata, 24100. 27210/22851. Off main square, Monemvassia, 23070. 27320/61432. Sigrou 8, Nafplion, 21100. 27520/27323. Outside train station, Olympia, 27065. 2610/273694. Othonos and Amalia, Patras, 26221. 2610/623886. Trion Navarchon Sq., Pylos, 24001. 27230/22230. Vrasidou and Paleologou, Sparta, 23100. 27310/26441. Kolokotronis Sq., Tripoli, 22100. 2710/224314.)
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