There are daily buses from Athens to Gythio, either direct or via Sparti. Buses from Athens to Gythio depart from Kifissos KTEL Bus Station and the trip lasts for 4 hours. To go to Kifissos KTEL Bus Station, passengers have to take Bus 051 from Omonoia or Bus X93 from the airport of Athens.
Travel to Gythio by car
To go from Athens to Gythio by car, you have to follow the National Highway Athens-Corinth-Tripoli and then follow the signs to Sparti/ Gythio. The road from Tripoli to Sparti/ Gythio is not a highway but rural and has only one line per direction, so extra attention is required. The road trip from Athens to Gythio is about 3 and a half hours.