[ Map of Greece ] [ Map of
[Messinia local area ] [ Road map of Pylos ]
Pylos is located in the SW of
Peloponnessos in the prefecture of Messinia, 280 km from Athens.
can be reached:
concerning bus transportation from Athens to Pylos and Kalamata airport
to Pylos will be provided later.
One of the major travel agencies in Greece "Amphitrion" will
be the workshop's official travel agency. They have offered to try and
put inexpensive flight packages together for those of you who are
interested. Clearly the more participants that travel together the
lower the price. To get in touch with Amphitrion address yourself to (
) referring to RICH2002, attention of Mr. Theodosiou. They will be
also happy to assist you with whatever tours or other travel plans you
Except for visitors from countries of the European Union, a valid
passport is required for entry into Greece (an EU Shengen country).
Please check with the closest Greek consulate whether a visa is
required, in order to enter into Greece. US citizens do not need a
Athens airport " El. Venizelos"
On the arrival day, June 4, we will charter two coaches
from Athens airport to Pylos (around four and a half hour
ride). On the departure day, Monday June 10, we will
do the converse from Pylos to Athens. In order to optimise
the coach schedule we need to know your expected arrival
time in Athens airport. If there is substantial interest
we can make arrangements so that the coaches stop in
ancient Corinth (Korinthos) and/or Mycenae and/or Mystra
and/or Olympia. (The Olympia detour is a long one). The
cost for the coach ride will be around 10.000 drachmas (30
€) each way.
Kalamata International airport
Transportation will be provided (at cost) to/from Kalamata
International Airport with a chartered coach