Travel guide

Amaliada


General info

Welcome to Amaliada...

Amaliada is located in the Western Peloponnese and belongs administratively to the Prefecture of Ilia. It is situated in the Centre of a fertile plain and extends up to the coasts of the Ionian Sea. It is the second largest city in the prefecture with 21,000 inhabitants and the fourth largest in the Western Greece, after Patras, Agrinio and Pyrgos.

 

In the past…

The origins of Amaliada can be found in the Byzantine era. The first signs of inhabitation were those of the ancient city “Panagia Platytera” which was erected at the same point where the city of Amaliada is built nowadays. In Later years the famous “Frankavilla” settlement was created there and soon after the settlement of “Kalitsas” appeared. During the Ottoman period “Dervi- Tselepi” was formed and was considered as the seat of the Turkish administration. After the liberation of Greece it became the seat of the municipality “Ellisis” and its surrounding settlements. The great fertility of the plain and the emerging development of the city attracted people from the islands “Zakynthos” and “Kefalonia”, who moved to that region for a better life. In 1885 the two settlements – “Kalitsa” and “Derbi Tselepi” were united and created the city of Amaliada.

 

Nowadays…

Nowadays Amaliada is a modern city with significant commercial and remarkable cultural activity. Due to its unique geographical position as it is surrounded by the mountains of Peloponnese and also very close to the coastline, visitors can enjoy the beautiful landscape and explore many beaches during their holidays. Amaliada offers to its visitors also a lot of sport activities such as canoeing and kayaking at the “Pinios” River during the entire year. Among the city's museums, these of particular interest are: the Public Folk Museum, the Museum of Greek national resistance "Nikos Beloyannis”, and the “Tatani” Museum.

 

Sight seeing

If you happen to come by or stay in this beautiful city, then
you can visit:

 

  • the ancient “Ilidas” Museum 

  • the Museum of Amaliada 

  • the Public Library of Amaliada 

  • the Greek resistance Museum 

  • the Museum of the emigrant Hellenism 

  • the “Folois” oak forest, a lash sea of nature. Discover the mountain making a trip along the River “Pinios” and enjoy the beauty of the nature...

How to go

By Car:

Amaliada is 291 km from Athens. Once you get on Attiki Odos towards Elefsina, continue your trip on the national highway Athens-Corinth for approximately 80 km (50-60 minutes journey). After leaving Corinth behind you, continue your way towards Patras (attention to the road signs) and just before you enter the city continue your trip on the Patras – Pyrgos Highway for approximately 65 kilometres (60 minutes). Finally take the exit “Sabalia- Amaliada” and after about 14 km you will reach your destination.

 

Total travel time : 230-250 minutes

 

By Bus:

There are daily itineraries from Athens to Pylos. The departure point is at the main bus station of Athens. (KTEL Busses Kifisos - Kifissou 100, on the national road of Athens).

 

For more information please call:

KTEL Busses Athens : ☎  (+30) 210 5134111

KTEL Busses Amaliada : ☎  (+30) 26220 2889

 

By Train:

OSE Train station Athens : ☎  (+30) 2105131779

OSE Train station Amaliada : ☎  (+30) 26220 28483

 

For more information and itineraries, please visit the following websites:

www.proastiakos.net and www.ose.gr

Useful telephones


Police Station Amaliada : ☎  (+30) 26220 38210


Fire Department Amaliada : ☎  (+30) 26220 28536


Health Centre Amaliada : ☎  (+30) 26220 22222


Post Office Amaliada : ☎  (+30) 26220 24565


Drugstore Amaliada : ☎  (+30) 26220 22260


Agrotiki Bank Amaliada : ☎  (+30) 26220 26321


Ethniki Bank Amaliada : ☎  (+30) 26220 28518


Piraeus Bank Amaliada : ☎  (+30) 26220 20020


Eurobank Amaliada : ☎  (+30) 26220 23663


Alpha Bank Amaliada : ☎  (+30) 26220 24871


Taxi Amaliada : ☎  (+30) 26220 22392


Municipality office Amaliada : ☎  (+30) 26220 38500


KEP (Citizen Service Centre) Amaliada : ☎  (+30) 26220 38410


Ilida’s Ancient Museum Amaliada : ☎  (+30) 26220 41415


Folklore Museum of Amaliada : ☎  (+30) 26220 22912


Public Library of Amaliada : ☎  (+30) 26220 28979

Distances

From the city of Amaliada to:

Athens

313 km

Thessaloniki   

552 km

Piraeus

318 km

Larisa

402 km 

Volos

375 km 

Ioannina

307 km 

Zakynthos

65 km 

Pylos

134 km 

Kalamata

134 km

Nafplio

221 km 

Patras

80 km 

Sparti

212 km 

Corinth

235 km 

Igoumenitsa

373 km

Pyrgos

20 km