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Kos versus Mainland Greece

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Kos versus Mainland Greece

We would like to go back to Greece this year having missed a couple of years due to difficulty getting direct flights to Kos etc. Is there anywhere on the mainland not too far from Athens airport that we could stay a few days then fly to Kos to complete the holiday? I have seen lots of posts on Parga but it is a long way from Athens Airport.....



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1. Re: Kos versus Mainland Greece


Nafplion, in the Peloponnese about 2.5 hours away from Athens. There are places closer to Athens, for example Voulagmeni and south of there.

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I agree with the above. The area south of Athens is very interesting and not too far away. About an hour or two by bus. You can see and click on the marked areas on the map at the link below to decide which destinations are more to your liking


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Loutraki is also nearby, the beach is long but pebblestone. Still a nice old fashionable atmosphere with palmtrees lined avenues, good family restaurants by the sea, thermal baths. Also you can take daytrips to nearby attractions.

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Hi there

There's a regular tram service from Glyfada to the south of Athens right into Syntagma Square in the city centre, making it easy for you to get to the airport via either the X95 bus, taxi or Metro.

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Airport bus (X95) and tram stop in Syntagma:


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