Villa Christina

Travelling to Magnesia

Getting to Amaliapolis!

By Air:

Nearest airport: Volos or Nea Anchialos airport also known as the International Airport of Central Greece

Flights to this airport currently only operate from late March-October. It is about 23km from the villa.

There are only a few airlines which fly to Volos:


  1. Air Berlin flies via Vienna  to Volos on Fridays http://www.airberlin.com  from May onwards.
  2. Charter flight operated by Small Planet Airlines on Fridays from Gatwick via Skiathos - can be booked via www.charterflights.co.uk website.
  3. Flights from Munich on Saturdays operated by Condor which can be booked at www.condor.com
  4. Tui fly from Brussels on Saturday starting late April to Volos which can be booked at www.tui.be
  5. There are charter flights operated by Germania
If you fly to Volos airport we can arrange for a local taxi to meet your flight and take you to Amaliapolis or you can arrange to pick up your hire car at Volos airport.  Taxi cost from Volos airport to Amaliapolis about 35 euros.

Athens or Thessaloniki airport

Fly to Athens(280km) or Thessaloniki(250km). There are a large choice of scheduled (from the UK, BA or Aegean) and also budget or charter flights to both these airports. Aegean is a Greek airline who have competitive fares and fly from many European cities to Athens or Thessaloniki, including Heathrow in the UK to Athens.  Easyjet fly to Athens from a number of European locations including the UK and also fly from Gatwick and Dortmund to Thessaloniki http://www.easyjet.com.  Ryanair also fly to Athens and Thessaloniki. Then drive on the E75, all motorway until the last 13km, or take a long distance bus to Volos or Almyros (see below).


Skiathos airport

In summer there are numerous charter flights to the island of Skiathos so you can combine a few days on Skiathos with a holiday in Amaliapolis.  There are fast sea-cat ferries (Flying Dolphins
http://www.hellenicseaways.gr/index.asp?a_id=209) which travel between Skiathos and Volos several times a day.

By bus to Amaliapolis

Bus from Athens or Thessaloniki:

There are long distance buses from the Liosion bus station in Athens or the Makedonia bus station in Thessaloniki which go to Volos.
From Athens:  Bus to Almyros (preferable for a shorter journey) or Volos
From Thessaloniki: Bus to Volos


Bus from Volos:

Take local bus to Almyros and from there to Amaliapolis (or take a taxi Almyros-Amaliapolis)
or
take local bus to Pteleos and leave bus at Sourpi, then taxi to Amaliapolis

If you want to use the bus please contact us for advice.

Exploring Thessaly and mainland Greece

Car Hire:

Use of a hire car is recommended when holidaying in Magnesia so that you can fully explore and appreciate the area but we can also arrange for the local taxi or minibus service to meet flights/ take you on excursions from Amaliapolis and the long distance bus services are also good from Athens or Thessaloniki.

Book car hire with Economy Car Hire Ltd and get:

  • Fully inclusive car hire
  • No insurance excess
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver

Click here to get a quote and book online with Economy Car Hire Ltd.


Eco friendly travel to Greece

By Train

For a really eco-friendly Greek holiday why not consider travelling to Greece by train and ferry via Italy (London to Athens in 48 hrs approx.) or by train only via Budapest.  See "The Man in Seat 61" website
http://www.seat61.com/Greece.htm#London%20to%20Athens for further information.