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Kalamata to Monemvasia by car

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Kalamata to Monemvasia by car

We'll be hiring a car from Kalamata airport in mid July. What would be the quickest route to Monemvasia? We love mountain/river/coastal scenery, but would just want to get to M asap, then explore the surroundings at a later stage. Is there a new road near completion which would help us? Where would it start from and end up? How long should we allow for the whole journey [without stopping] at a speed of say 70 kph? Many thanks. Barry L.

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1. Re: Kalamata to Monemvasia by car

Well the route the bus takes is Kalmata to Sparti ,using the pass through the the Taygetus mountains , so scenic well worth the slower speed, then Sparti to Monemvasia a fast straight road.

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2. Re: Kalamata to Monemvasia by car

Allow about 3 hours for the drive. As the previous poster said, the road between Sparti and Monemvasia is fast but you have to go through Skala which is beset by upgrades to the sewerage system at the moment and Vlachiotis can also slow you down as you can't avoid passing through it.

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3. Re: Kalamata to Monemvasia by car

It actually takes about 2.5 hrs for us, but we do know most of the road well, so as Philhellene says, allow 3hrs. It's about 150km.

That is taking the direct route across the Langada Pass (Kalamata to Sparti) where you most certainly won't be doing 70kph! It is a spectacular drive in parts though so do allow time for stopping where possible to take photos.

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4. Re: Kalamata to Monemvasia by car

We'd like to visit Mystras soon,coming from Monemvassia and visiting Aeropoli and the area. Would it be best to go there via Sparta or to and from Kalamata?

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5. Re: Kalamata to Monemvasia by car

You don't need to go anywhere near Kalamata. Quickest way of getting to Mystras from Areopoli is via Gythio. I'm talking about timewise, of course. The more scenic route would be up to Kalamata and over the Langada Pass but that would add an hour to your journey.

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