Driving down the Peloponnese

To get to Kythera it’s necessary to take a ferry or a plane. Planes leave from Athens daily taking around an hour. Ferries leave from Kissamos in Crete and Piraeus, Athens. However, we’d opted to fly to Kalamata, pick up a hire car at the airport and spend the day driving down the Peloponnese to Neapolis. The Neapolis ferry left the next morning, so we booked a room at the Hotel Arsenakos in Neapolis for the night.  Right from the word go, everything went like clockwork. We picked up our car at the airport and within the hour we were driving out of the airport and into a local Lidl to stock up with drinks and snacks for the journey. Driving in the Peloponnese Kalamata to Neapolis is 211km so expect to be on the road for 3.5 to 4 hours. Once out of Kalamata the drive was surprisingly relaxing, …

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