Flights & getting there
Ferries to Sporades from Agio Konstantinos
The workaday village of Agios Konstantinos, 50km southeast of Lamia on the main Athens–Thessaloniki route, is one of the three mainland ports (along with Volos and Thessaloniki) that serve the islands of Skiathos and Skopelos in the northern Sporades.
Between early June and early September, ANES Ferries sail from Agios Konstantinos at 9.15am daily, heading to and from Skiathos (per person/car €30/49, 3½ hours), and Glossa on Skopelos (same price, 4¼ hours).
From the KTEL bus station in Agios Konstantinos, 200m south of the ferry landing, there are buses to Athens (€19, 2¼ hours, eight to nine daily) and Lamia (€5.60, 50 minutes, 12 daily). For Patra and Thessaloniki, change at Lamia.
Ferries to Ionian Islands from Astakos
The only reason to head to Astakos (Αστακός), 50km northwest of Messolongi, is to catch the Ionian P. Lines ferry to the Ionian Islands. Once or twice daily, the Ionio Pelagos sails to/from the port of Sami on Kefallonia (per person/car €12/42, three hours), and Pisa Aetos on Ithiki (per person/car €10/33, two hours). Check schedules in advance, as days and hours vary seasonally. Cafes and tavernas along the small waterfront in Astakos help to while away any waiting time.
Direct buses connect Athens with Arahova, Delphi, Amfissa and Galaxidi. Amfissa has connections with Lamia, while other routes provide direct links between Lamia and Athens.