Originally Posted by Barra
They recommended kalamata quite highly though a bit out of the way ( unless you suddenly have weeks up your sleeve cos your leaving turkey till next year:-)
Kalamata. Population 50,000. Lively town, rapidly evolving. Serves very large agricultural area, so excellent diesel
and mechanical fabrication services. Local airport
serves over 2,500 UK holidaymaker beds in the area with flights two days a week in season.
Less than 3 hours from Athens airport
by car, all motorway except the last 3km. Also buses to Athens (Kifissou) every 2 hours except 2200 to 0600, 1 hour onward to airport every 20 min except in the small hours of the morning.
Not so out of the way any more. I expect Kalamata will be full this winter.