Charter flight operated by Small Planet Airlines on Fridays from Gatwick via Skiathos - can be booked via www.charterflights.co.uk website.
Flights from Munich on Saturdays operated by Condor which can be booked at www.condor.com
Tui fly from Brussels on Saturday starting late April to Volos which can be booked at www.tui.be
There are also 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 Thessalonikihttp://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).
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
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.
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.