There are 5 ways to get from Athens to Melissani Cave by plane, bus, car ferry, bus and ferry, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Kefallinia (EFL) ATH - EFL

$115 - $310

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Astakós
  2. Take the car ferry from Astakós to Sami

$27 - $40

3 alternative options

Busferry  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Take the busferry from Athens to Sami

$32 - $41

Train, bus, busferry  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Αθήνα to Κιάτο
  2. Take the bus from Κιάτο to Πάτρα
  3. Take the busferry from Patra Harbor to Sami

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Astakós
  2. Take the car ferry from Astakós to Sami

$54 - $79

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Melissani Cave is to bus and car ferry which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 8 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Melissani Cave is to fly which costs 95€ - 270€ and takes 3 h 9 min.

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The distance between Athens and Melissani Cave is 272 km.

It takes approximately 3 h 9 min to get from Athens to Melissani Cave, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Melissani Cave. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Melissani Cave via Sami. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 23 min.

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What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Melissani Cave, Greece?

Sky Express and Olympic Air fly from Athens to Melissani Cave 4 times a day.

Airlines
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Kefallinia
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Kefallinia
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Αθήνα to Κιάτο
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$7 - $10
First Class
$9 - $11
Bus operators
KTEL Aitoloakarnanias
Phone
26410-54444
Website
ktelaitol.gr
Bus from Athens to Astakós
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
ktelaitol.gr
KTEL Kefallonia
Phone
+30 26710 22281
Email
info@ktelkefalonias.gr
Website
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Athens to Sami
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Patra Harbor to Sami
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Κιάτο to Πάτρα
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Ferry operators
Ionion P. Lines
Phone
+30 26740-22111
Email
ionionplines@gmail.com
Website
ionionpelagos.com
Car ferry from Astakós to Sami
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
ionionpelagos.com

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