How to travel to Nafplio

Travelling by ship: Take the motorway through Germany, Austria, Switzerland to Italy to the port you want to leave from: Venice, Ancona, Bari or Brindisi.  Under this address in the internet you find the timetables and you can also compare the prices: www.faehren.info
You arrive from Ancona after 19 hours in Patras. In Patras from the port you go to the left, direction Athens. Aprox. 200 km to Nafplio. On the way you have to pay two times toll. Don't leave the motorway near Konrinthos. Follow the green signs direction "Tripoli" You may leave at the exit "Ancient Nemea" or "Argos". Follow the sings to Nafplio. In Nafplio you go straight into the centre of the town up to a big crossing. Here go to the right and look for a parking at the port of Nafplio.

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Travelling by plane: Athens and also Kalamata are possible. Kalamata only in summertime. There are only four times a day buses from Kalamata to Tripoli and Nafplio. Athens - the cheapest way: Express-Bus
X 93 from the airport to the central bus station "Kifissou". The buses leave near the exit 5 downstairs the airport. You may use also a taxi, but it cost about 30 up to 35 €. and the luggage is additionally charged.
Attention! Ask the taxi driver already at the airport how much does it cost. 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 go weekly half past every hour, on Sundays every two hours. The staff announces the departure only a few minutes before the start. Time to go to Nafplio aprox. two and a half hours. Last bus from Athens weekly 20.30 h Friday and Sunday 22.30 h

Rent a car from the airport Athens:
First of all: check in your travel office the prices to rent a car in Greece. For instance in Germany you can book with 20 per cent less than in Greece. Check the prices in the internet. Some good addresses:

www.economycarrentals.com
www.billigermietwagen.de
www.autoeurope.de

From the airport first go into 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” go to the left, pass the bridge over the canal and put your car on the parking just after the bridge on the right side. 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 on the motorway direction “Patras, Tripoli”. Further on see "travelling by ship".
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If you go to Athens and get lost, 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 it is raining or very cold...