by ship: Take
the motorway through Germany, Austria, Switzerland to Italy to the
port you prefer to leave from: Venice, Ancona, Bari or Brindisi.
Under this address in the internet you find the timetables and you may also compare the prices: www.faehren.info
You arrive from Ancona after 19 to 22 hours in Patras, from Venice
within 29 to 35 hours. In Patras from the port you go to the left,
direction Athens. Aprox. 190 km to Nafplio. On the way you have to pay
twice at toll posts. Don't leave the motorway near Korinthos. Follow
the green signs inidicating "Tripoli" Leave at the exit "Ancient
Nemea/Nafplio" Follow the signs to Nafplio. Don't use from here any
navigation systems, because they don't kwow the new road! There are
some exits from the the new road like "Agia Triada", "Midea",
Poulakida... 2,2 km after the exit "Panariti" go to the left.There is a
sign to Epidavros and Tolo,onother one to "Epidavros", but it is only
in Greek. Continuing you will find three roundabouts. At each one take
the second exit - that is - follow the road straight. If you went
another road and you have passed Nafplio go towards the centre of the
town up to a big crossing. Follow the sign to Tolo and Epidavros to the
left. After 3,3 km (right side a filling station) you go to the right,
direction Tolo. At the end of the village of Lefkakia keep left,
direction "Drepano". In Drepano see the picture. (down)
by plane, bus and train:
Best are flights to Athens. Also Kalamata is possible but only in
summertime. There are only four times a day buses from Kalamata to
Tripoli and Nafplio. Athens - the best way: Express-Bus Nr. E 93 from
the airport to the central bus station "Kifissou". The buses leave near
the exit 5 downstairs the airport. Tickets at the counter. You may use
also a taxi, but it costs a lot of money and the luggage is
Be careful! Ask the taxi driver already at the airport how much does it
cost. Be sure that the driver switches the counter only when you leave.
It might be running from the previous passenger... At the bus terminal
you can buy tickets for Nafplio just left from the entrance. The places
have numbers. The buses for the direction "Argolida" leave just at the
exit of the big hangar on the right hand. At the sign is written
"Nauplia" or "Nafplio". Buses run weekly half past every hour, on
Sundays every two hours. The staff announces the departure only a few
minutes beforehand. It takes two and a half hour to go to Nafplio,
maximum three. Last bus from Athens weekly 20.30 h Friday and Sunday
There is also the possibility to go by train to Korinthos. From Athens
Airport are trains to Korinthos every hour, but from Korinthos to
Nafplio the train was suspended in 2011. Somebody must pick you up
you get lost in Athens, which is very likely possible, go into the
centre. Here may be you can find a road sign "Korinthos". Even when
you go to Pireas this is no tragedy. Go around the port and follow
the signs to "Korinthos". Ask the company, where you rent the car
for a map of Athens and Attica.
Good luck in the Athens permanent traffic jam! Attention! The motorcyclist
in Athens use any gap and helmets they are waering only when raining or very cold...
Rent a car from the airport:
First of all: check
in your travel office the prices to rent a car in Greece. For instance
in the internet you can book at 20 per cent less than in Greece.
From the airport take first the direction "Athens", after
follow the "Attiki Odos" up to "Elefsina". There
you follow the direction "Korinthos" About after
40 minutes you will reach the "Isthmos-Area", the famous
Corinth-canal. Short stop for the big common stare in the deep groove!
Take the exit "Loutraki, Korinthos Exit A” got to the left, pass
the bridge over the canal and put your car on the parking just after
the bridge on your right hand. After the stop you continue the road
and after 400 meters turn to the left, there is a sign “Epidavros,
Kranidi, Ermioni”. After 500 meters turn to the right again on the
motorway direction “Patras, Tripoli”. Keep to the left direction "Tripoli".
Further on see "travelling by ship".