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Bus Travel

Buses for the Peloponnese leave from Terminal A (usually known simply as Kifissou) 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). Take advantage of the English speakers at the ticket offices to get information on traveling throughout the Peloponnese by bus—they have at their disposal a wealth of information that is otherwise hard to get. The association of regional bus companies (KTEL) no longer provides schedules on its Web site, only on a pay-per-minute phone line in which information is available only in Greek. 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 about €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. You will usually find English-speaking staff behind the desk in stations in the larger towns.

Bus Information

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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