"Tiny provincial airport"
8 reviews Richard Hodges (United Kingdom)
Not Verified | Flew into Kalamata with BA on 8th June and out on 15th June. Tiny provincial airport, typically Greek, in the Peleponnese. Our flight was late landing and was the only flight due in so luggage off of the belt surprisingly quickly and we were away. Returning to UK from Kalamata found that there was one medium sized departure lounge split into to Gate areas with just adequate seating, one small outlet for food and drink and a tiny "duty free" area. Wouldn't want to spend too long here as nothing to do or see once through security - bring your Kindle or a good book. Very few UK flights currently use this airport but this is, apparently, going to change as big investments are being made in this beautiful area, and the airport will be enlarged/redeveloped.
|Experience At Airport||Arrival and Departure|
|Date Visit||June 2019|
|Type Of Traveller||Couple Leisure|
"a good alternative instead of Athens airport"
7 reviews Bobby Giannakopoulos (Canada)
I've used this airport only once for an arrival. I came with a connecting flight from Paris with Aegean Airlines. I chose this airport, instead of Athens airport because it was more convenient and it was closer to my place. This airport is very small, I don't think it can handle more than 2 flights the same time. The good side is that it took me less than 20 minutes to deplane, collect my checked bag and leave. Kalamata airport is mostly use in the summer by European charter airlines. There's taxis available and a limited bus service to town. There's also a snack bar on the departures side. The flights are limited for a connection to countries outside Europe. Overall this airport is not very bad and it's a good alternative instead of Athens airport.
|Experience At Airport||Arrival Only|
|Date Visit||September 2016|
|Type Of Traveller||Solo Leisure|
Kalamata Airport customer review
G Chapman (United Kingdom)
Mainly a military airport with few passenger facilities: in arrivals there is one male and one female toilet but there is more ample provision elsewhere. Snack bar either side of passport control and very small duty-free shop. If aircraft delayed supplies can run out in snack bar.