Greece by plane
Athens' Elefthérios Venizélos International Airport located near the Athens suburb of Spáta is the country's largest, busiest airport and main hub for domestic flights to the Airport of Kalamata and the Airport of Kythera that are the nearest if you want to visit Elafonisos.
Airport of Kalamata
The airport with the largest number of arrivals and departures that can serve the visitors of Elafonisos is Kalamata Airport. (IATA: KLX, ICAO: LGKL, CAA: KAKL). It is about 9 km west of the city of Kalamata.
It operates flights from and to destinations such as Athens, Thessaloniki (direct flights) and Corfu, Crete, Rhodes, Kos, Mykonos, Milos, Santorini, Argostoli, Ioannina, Skiathos, Samos, Kythera, Leros, Lemnos, Mytilene, Sitia, Skyros and Chios (with a stopover).
France, Cyprus, Italy, Germany, Russia, Denmark, Austria, the Netherlands, Norway, Czech Republic, Poland, Israel and Slovakia are among the countries that are expected to link with direct flights to Kalamata Airport for this summer (2017) many of which will be maintained during the autumn.
Car rental companies operate at the airport, so visitors of Elafonisos can continue their journey from Kalamata by car.
Alternatively, there is a bus connection to the Kalamata coach station, for the continuation of the trip to Elafonisos by coach (KTEL).
Kythera National Airport serves domestic flights daily (direct flights from Athens and Thessaloniki) and flights from abroad (with a stopover).
Then from Kythira Airport head to the island's Passenger Port at Diakofti. From there, take the ship "Porfirousa" to Neapoli. To book tickets from NEAPOLI to KYTHIRA call 27340 24004 or 27340 29004 and from KYTHIRA to NEAPOLI at 27360 31390. More information
Before your trip, check out the available Ferry Boats Schedules of Elafonisos.
Kythera National Airport "Alexandros Aristotelous Onasis"
Civil Aviation Authority
Tel .: +30 2736033297
Fax: +30 2736038039
Telex: 0242174 LGKC GR
From Athens Airport to Elafonisos
If you arrive at Athens' Elefthérios Venizélos International Airport and want to continue by car, you will find plenty of car rental agencies at the airport.
From Athens follow the route below: Elafonisos by car
Otherwise you can catch the bus from the designated area at the arrivals level (between Exit 4 and Exit 5). All bus routes are available 24 hours a day - 7 days a week. To arrive to Elafonisos, catch bus Route X93: Kifisou avenue - Athens Airport (View Timetable) which connects Athens airport to the Athens intercity coach station. The trip takes about 65 min. This bus route is the only way to reach the intercity coach station besides taxi. It departs every 40 minutes.
From Athens intercity coach station (Kifisos) you take the KTEL for Neapoli (Laconia).