Closest airports

Kalamata International Airport (KLX) - approx. 160 km distance (2.5 hours)
Athens International Airport (ATH) - approx. 285 km distance (3.5-4 hours)

Transportation info


The easiest and quickest route from Athens to Monemvasia is via the highway A7 to Corinth and Tripoli. At Tripoli you take the direction for Sparta following the signs for Monemvasia. Once in Monemvasia drive through the new town over the bridge and you will reach the gate of the legendary Casle Town. After crossing the gate, the reception of Malvasia Hotel is located on the main alleyway at a distance of approx. 50m on your left hand side. The distance from Athens is approx. 285 km., total driving time +/- 3,5 hours.

Another option is after Corinth to take the picturesque road along the coast through Argos, Astros, and Leonidio continuing through mountain roads passing the traditional villages of Kosmas and Geraki.  Follow through to Skala, Vlachiotis, Molai and finally Monemvasia. This option is considerably longer through winding mountain roads (aprox. 330 km - 5 hours from Athens) but well worth the reward, with breathtaking natural beauty of both sea views, canyon passes and the mountainous landscape.

Our property can also arrange private transfers (taxi) from anywhere in Greece at very low prices. Please contact us for more details.

Alternatively the public bus service (KTEL) is regular and reliable (


During the summer season  you can reach Monemvasia by ferry boat. Departure from Piraeus port every Friday evening at 17:00 with arrival to Monemvasia at 22:50 (duration: 5:50 hours). On the return trip, departure from Monemvasia every Sunday night at 23:35 with arrival to Piraeus port every Monday morning at 5:25. For more information you can call 210-4197420 or 27320-61219 or visit

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