Where we are (and how to get to us)
Kardamyli, Stoupa and Agios Nikolaos
There are flights from to Kalamata from Norway, Sweden, Italy, Holland, UK, Germany and Austria.
From The U.K. the following travel agencies provide flights direct to Kalamata from London Gatwick and Manchester. There are seasonal flights every Sunday between May and October.
www.thomascook.com Tel: 0870 750 0119
Easyjet offer twice weekly flights to Kalamata (Tuesday and Saturday) from July to October.
www.charterflights.co.uk Tel: 0845 045 0153
Flights to Kalamata from Europe:
Ryan Air from Milan every Tuesday and Saturday (April until 26th October). ryan air also have many connecting flights from all over Eerope To Milan.
Ryan Air fly london Stansted to Patras. There are two coaches per day from Patras to Kalamata
Map of World wide flights to Athens There are regular daily flights from the UK and Europe to Athens El Venizelos Airport. There are many routes to Athens from Europe. Easyjet offer cheap flights to Athens from Gatwick and Luton if booked in advance. British Airways , Aegean Airlines, KLM airlines and Thomas Cook also have flights to Athens. Olympic airlines offer flights from Manchester and London. Also try www.charterflights.co.uk . Again book early to secure best prices.
Athens Airport information: El. Venizelos , tel: +003 010 3530000
From Athens to Kalamata you can either hire a car or catch a coach to Kalamata. We can also arrange a taxi pickup for you on your arrival from Athens airport direct to the Spirit of Life Centre. There are also flights from Athens airport to Kalamata (45 minutes, approx 50 Euros). see www.aegeanair.com
Athens via Kalamata to Spirit of Life.
View The Spirit Of Life Centre in a larger map
Location and route map.
Getting from the airport to us.
We can arrange a taxi transfer on your arrival from Kalamata or Athens Airport.
We can also arrange for you to join a coach transferring passengers by the local tour company - the cost is 15 Euros (and subject to availability).
Hiring a car can be arranged locally on arrival or contact www.holidayautos.co.uk
For competitive car hire from El Venizelos contact www.holidayautos.co.uk Tel: 0870 400 4447.
Directions from El Venizelos airport: Take the E94 / 8A from Athens airport to Corinth. From Corinth take the E65 via Tripoli to Kalamata. From Kalamata take the coastal road to Stoupa/Ag. Nicolaos. Total time of journey from Athens to The Spirit of Life centre approx. 4 hours.
By coach and train:
Catch the X93 bus from the airport to Athens Kifissos coach station. There are coaches every hour from Kifissos coach station to Kalamata. Cost 22 Euros. Coach Company: KTEL, www.ktelmessinias.gr for timetable and bookings.
Coaches from Athens Central Coach Station to Kalamata.
06.15 - 07.30 -08.45 -10.30 (express) - 11.45 - 13.00 (express) - 14.15 (this is the coach that connects directly to our local village Agios Nikolaos). - 15.30 -16.30 (express) - 17.30 - 21.30
By Sea from Italy and Crete:
There are two ferries per day from Ancona in Italy to Patras. www.superfast.com
N.B. all phone numbers on this page are for callers from the UK