There are 6 ways to get from Athens to Melissani Cave by plane, bus, car ferry, train, bus and ferry or car

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Fly  •  3 h 14 min

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

$115 - $310

Cheapest option

Bus KTEL Aitoloakarnanias, car ferry  •  8 h 11 min

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

$26 - $40

4 alternative options

Bus KTEL Achaias, car ferry  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Kefallonia

Train, bus, car ferry  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Kiato
  2. Take the bus from Kiato to Patra
  3. Take the car ferry from Patras to Kefallonia

Bus and ferry  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Athens to Sami

$30 - $36

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Kefallonia

Questions & Answers

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 22 min.

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The distance between Athens and Melissani Cave is 272 km.

The best way to get from Athens to Melissani Cave without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 6 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Athens to Melissani Cave, including transfers.

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Athens to Melissani Cave bus services, operated by KTEL Kefallonia, depart from Athens station.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Kefallinia Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Athens to Melissani Cave bus services, operated by KTEL Kefallonia, arrive at Sami station.

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Olympic Air and Sky Express offer flights from Athens Airport to Kefallinia Airport.

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There are 964+ hotels available in Melissani Cave. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Athens to Melissani Cave.
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  • Distance: 170.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 14 min

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

Olympic Air and Sky Express fly from Athens to Melissani Cave twice daily.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Kefallinia
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Kefallinia
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Kiato
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 Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Kiato to Patra
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
Ferry operators
Kefalonian Lines Shipping Company
Phone
+30 210 9515100
Email
info@kefalonianlines.com
Website
kefalonianlines.com
Car ferry from Patras to Kefallonia
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
kefalonianlines.com
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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