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Transportation

Athens – Sparta

The drive from Athens to Sparta (225 km.) takes approximately 2½ – 3 hours. The route begins on Motorway A6 (Attiki Odos), then Motorway A8 (Elefsina-Korinth), Motorway A7 (Korinth-Tripoli), and finally, National Road 39 (Tripoli-Sparta). National Road 39 will soon be replaced by Motorway A71 (Lefktro-Sparta).

Patra – Sparta

The drive from Patra to Sparta (250 km.) takes approximately 3 – 3½ hours. The route begins on Motorway A9 (Patra-Rio), then Motorway A8 (Rio-Korinth), Motorway A7 (Korinth-Tripoli), and finally, National Road 39 (Tripoli-Sparta). National Road 39 will soon be replaced by Motorway A71 (Lefktro-Sparta).

Sparta – Kalamata

The drive from Sparta to Kalamata (58 km.) takes a little more than an hour. The road climbs, descends and twists round Mount Taygetos, offering stunning views to travelers.

Sparta – Gytheio

The drive from Sparta to Gytheio (45 km.), which is the nearest seaport, takes approximately 40 minutes. The route is a straight shot on National Road 39 (Sparta-Gytheio).