How to get there
Distances and directions to popular sites, while you are staying at Villa Merika
Distances & How to get there
• Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (175 km)
TRAVEL FROM ATHENS AIRPORT (OR ATHENS) TO NAFPLIO
You can take a bus to Terminal A / Kiffisos Station in Athens and from there another bus to Nafplio. Bus number X93-X95 runs from just outside El. Venizelos airport's arrival hall to Kiffisos Stations. Buy tickets at the airport before entering. The trip lasts somewhere between a half and one hour, depending on traffic. Price 5 Euros per person.
If you’re already in Athens, bus No. 051 from (Zinonos and Menandrou Streets), south of Omonia, will bring you to Kiffisos Station.
Taxi from the centre normally costs between 5 and 15 Euros, depending on where the taxi picks you up.Kiffisos Stations is a major bus terminal. Find the sign that says Nafplio / Argolida, and buy your tickets there. The buses go hourly on the half hour from morning to evening (some exceptions). The journey takes two to two hours and 20 min., going via Corinth / Isthmos and Argos. Nafplio is the terminus. Price approx. 13 Euros. Discount if buying return ticket tour.
Please note that the bus from Nafplio to Athens stops at Eleonas metro station (blue line) before it continues to Kiffisos Station. From Eleonas the metro will take you to the centre, and then continue to the airport. This will usually be a faster solution than to travel by bus. Just make sure you get on the right train, not all of them run all the way to the airport.
A taxi trip costs approximately 150 euros, and lasts a bit over one and a half hour.
If you rent a car at the airport, it's easy to find the way to Nafplio. From the airport you drive directly onto the motorway and follow the signs first to Elefsina, then Corinth, and finally the signs say Nafplio. The road is generally very good, except for a short distance between Corinth and Nafplio which is fairly narrow and winding. Calculate two hours.
TRAVEL TO NAFPLIO BY FERRY
PIREUS - ERMIONI or PORTO HELI
There is a ferry (3.5 hours) and express ferry (2 hours) from Piraeus to both Ermioni and Porto Heli, via the Saronic islands. From Ermioni and Porto Heli you can catch the bus to Nafplio.
HYDRA/SPETSES - TOLO
In the summers, Pegasus Cruises arranges boat trips from Tolo to the islands of Hydra and Spetses. It is usually possible to travel only one way, but arrange in advance with them.
TRANSPORT IN ARGOLIS
From Nafplio there are buses to various places in Argolis, check the KTEL page for details. But it is more or less necessary to rent a car / moped for a day or two if you want to visit some of the more remote sights / beaches.