Fourniata is a fortified settlement of Pirgos Dirou. It is located 7.5 km from Areopolis and 4 km from Diros Cave and the neighbouring beaches. You will see the building complex of chieftain Sklavounakos, with an impressive tower, the family chapel and a cistern, known as Petrolakos. In the centre of Fourniata, one can visit the church of St. Nicolas and, at a close distance, the church of St. John. Right opposite to the church of St. Nicolas, you will see Olea Stone House.
How to reach us by car
If you come from Athens, you may follow the route Athens-Tripoli-Sparta (exit 10, Tegea, Sparta, without tolls)-Gytheio-Areopoli or the new route Athens-Tripoli-Direction to Lefktro-Sparta-Gytheio-Areopoli. 7,5km after Areopoli, drive towards Diros Cave and turn left when you come to the fork at 'The Rouga' café. Drive straight ahead for 350 m until you reach the main square and the church of St. Nicolas.
- Distance from Athens: 280 km (3,5 hours)
- Distance from Kalamata: 88 km (1,75 hours)
By bus: Athens – Sparta (3 hours), Sparta – Gytheio 35' (44km) and Gytheio - Areopoli 25' (28km)
By plane: From Athens or abroad with charter flight to Kalamata. The distance of Kalamata's airport from Areopoli is 90 km.