Intercity public transportation
Long-distance buses in Greece are generally excellent, so if you’re considering getting an intercity coach to the Mani, rest assured that your journey will be totally stress-free.
Intercity road transport in Greece was organised when individual companies operating in separate regions joined forces to form KTEL (Hellenic Association of Bus Operators), and today each prefecture has its own dedicated KTEL service, with KTEL carrying 80% of the intercity public transport of the country. All coaches are modern: they have air-conditioning and serve destinations with great comfort and safety, and the network of terminals that connects the country is extensive and well-organised.
In Athens, buses for Attica leave from Mavromati Station; buses to central Greece leave from Liossion Station; and buses to the Peloponnese and north-western Greece leave from Kifissou Station.
Many visitors use this convenient means of transport as an opportunity to travel without the hassle of hiring a car or worrying about parking. Seats can be reserved in advance, and during the trip you’ll have time to read, use a laptop or enjoy the beautiful landscapes along the way.